21.493 cfp: Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education, and Museums

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 07:10:18 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 493.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 07:06:35 +0000
         From: Simon Tanner <simon.tanner_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education, and Museums
- Call for Presentations

>Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 21:18:13 -0800
>From: Art Pasquinelli <Art.Pasquinelli_at_Sun.COM>
>> and Museums - Call for Presentations
>"Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education, and Museums"
>Saturday, March 8, 2008 in Second Life
>Purpose of the Conference:
>To provide a gathering place for librarians, information
>professionals, educators, museologists, and others to learn about
>and discuss the educational, informational, and cultural
>opportunities of virtual worlds.
>Please note: Although the conference will be held in the virtual
>world Second Life, presentation and paper proposals about LEM
>developments in other virtual worlds are encouraged.
>Possible Topics for Presentations, Papers, and Participatory Events:
>Virtual world events and exhibits as the drivers of attendance and engagement
>Immersive learning environments
>Reference service possibilities and practicalities in virtual worlds
>Corporate and special librarianship in virtual worlds
>Educational tools and resources
>Enterprise uses of virtual worlds
>Tours of LEM locations in Second Life
>Gaming and virtual worlds
>VW LEM opportunities for children, tweens, and teens
>Dreams and visions for LEM activities in virtual worlds
>Assessing LEM initiatives in virtual worlds
>Sustainability issues and opportunities for LEM activities in virtual worlds
>Other topics pertinent to the broad topic of LEM activities in
>virtual worlds are welcome! Send us your innovative proposals!
>Proposal Guidelines and Deadlines:
>Each session will be 45 minutes long.
>All sessions will begin on the hour.
>All proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. SLT on Monday, February 11, 2008.
>Please send proposals to Tom Peters (tpeters_at_tapinformation.com)
>with "VW LEM proposal" in the subject line.
>For presentations, please send a paragraph about your proposed
>presentation, the intended audience, and any pertinent URLs or SLURLs.
>For papers, please send an abstract of your paper.
>Notification of acceptance will be received by Friday, February 15, 2008.
>The 25 USD registration fee will be waived for all presenters.
>Proposals from students and general citizens are welcome. You do not
>need to be a member of the LEM professions to present at this conference.
>Conference Schedule (tentative):
>(Note: Because Second Life and other virtual worlds attract citizens
>from all over the world, we plan to have two clusters of conference
>sessions. Some presenters may be asked to present twice on Saturday,
>March 8, 2008.)
>Friday, March 7, 2008, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. SLT (Pacific Time):
>Pre-conference social gathering at Club Java on the Sun Microsystems
>SIM in Second Life.
>Saturday, March 8, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. to noon SLT (Pacific Time):
>First Cluster of Conference Sessions:
>8:00 to 8:45 a.m.: Keynote Panel (no conflict)
>9:00 to 9:45 a.m.: First group of sessions
>10:00 to 10:45 a.m.: Second group of sessions
>11:00 to 11:45 a.m.: Third group of sessions
>Saturday, March 8, 2008 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. SLT (Pacific Time):
>Second Cluster of Conference Sessions:
>5:00 to 5:45 p.m.: Keynote Panel (no conflict)
>6:00 to 6:45 p.m.: First group of sessions
>7:00 to 7:45 p.m.: Second group of sessions
>8:00 to 8:45 p.m.: Third group of sessions
>Note: Pre- and Post-Conference conversations, announcements, and
>documents will be available in the "Virtual Words: Libraries,
>Education and Museums" group in Facebook.
>Conference Sponsors:
>Alliance Library System (http://www.alliancelibrarysystem.com/)
>IBM (http://www.ibm.com)
>Sun Microsystems (http://www.sun.com/)
>TAP Information Services (http://www.tapinformation.com)
>Virtual Worlds Library Association
>Conference Organizers:
>Lori Bell (Lorelei Junot in Second Life): lbell_at_alliancelibrarysystem.com
>Doug McDavid (Doug Mandelbrot in Second Life): mcdavid_at_us.ibm.com
>Christy Confetti Higgins (Violet Portola in Second Life):
>John Howard (Corwin Howlett in Second Life):
>Craig Anderson (Draconius Merlin in Second Life): cjanders_at_kean.edu
>Tom Peters (Maxito Ricardo in Second Life): tpeters_at_tapinformation.com

Simon Tanner
Director, King's Digital Consultancy Services
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane, 2nd Floor, London WC2B 5RL
tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1678 or +44 (0)7887 691716
email: simon.tanner_at_kcl.ac.uk

Digital Futures: 5 day training event for 2008
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