Virtual Libraries and Education in Virtual Worlds: Twenty-First Century Library Services
Policy Futures in Education Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN 1478-2103
As the use of the Internet and time spent on the Internet by individuals grows, and the use of virtual worlds like Active Worlds and Second Life increases, the library needs to have an interactive place and role in these worlds as well as a bricks and mortar space. This article provides an overview of what some libraries are doing in these worlds, especially on a collaborative library project in Second Life that was set up by two of the authors, Bell and Pope. The authors discuss and share successes and challenges with the project, how libraries are very relevant in these worlds, and how they can create partnerships with educators.
Bell, L., Lindbloom, M.C., Peters, T. & Pope, K. (2008). Virtual Libraries and Education in Virtual Worlds: Twenty-First Century Library Services. Policy Futures in Education, 6(1), 49-58.