On Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 12pm SLT (Pacific), the Community Virtual Library will host a Metaverse Libraries tour of the upcoming web-based virtual world (web-world) CybaLOUNGE. This will be the first official tour hosted in the world after several major updates in 2017!
To celebrate the Exhibit and its move to a more permanent location in Kitely, CVL will host an “End of the Beginning” party on Sunday, August 27, 2017 @ noon SLT (Pacific). The party will begin at the Digital Citizenship Exhibit in Second Life where attendees will tour the exhibit and exhibitors will have the opportunity to present on their topics.
VCARA's first meeting of Fall 2017 will be August 28, 2017 @ 6pm SLT (Pacific) in Second Life!
Join the VCARA team of iSchool students and alumni as we plan events for the semester and discuss virtual worlds, information science, records administration, and education. You'll find good company, networking and learning opportunities, and more!
ALA’s ACRL Virtual World Interest Group hosted a Virtual Museums of Archaeology Tour by SeverusAlexander, the owner of the Archaeology Museums and Ancient History project in Second Life.
Join VCARA members Alyse Dunavant-Jones and Marie Vans on August 4 and August 13 to learn Second Life basics and explore VCARA's offerings!
On May 8, 2017, VCARA launched and hosted a tour of its first SCREAM (Students Creating REal Archival Memories) Quest: Archival Nightmare in Colonial Boston.
Over the spring, iSchool students and VCARA members Alyse Dunavant-Jones, Julie Grundvig, and Melissa Ward gamified VCARA Village on iSchool Island in Second Life into a spooky quest to collect freebies, solve clues, and learn the ACRL/SAA Joint Statement on Access to Research Materials in Archives and Special Collections Libraries, a seven part statement applicable to both archives and special library students.
Join the fall 2017 VCARA team to help plan and participate in the events to take place during the 2017-2018 academic year.
The 8th Annual VCARA Conference's theme was Virtual Worlds: Through Space and Time. A huge thanks for an excellent turnout! Presentation recordings are available.
8th Annual VCARA Conference Schedule: April 19, 2017, from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Pacific)
Join VCARA for our 8th Annual VCARA Conference on April 19, 2017 from 6pm-8:30pm SLT (Second Life Time/Pacific). This year's theme is Virtual Worlds: Through Space and Time. Please arrive in garb from your favorite time period (take inspiration from any time and place in the past or present), or come dressed as your favorite historical figure. Futuristic and fantasy costumes are also welcome if your favorite time period does not exist in this world!
The conference will begin at the Ampitheatre on iSchool Island in Second Life. SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/45/123/33