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
Join VCARA March 29 - April 1, 2017 as we attend, exhibit, and present at the 10th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) virtual conference in Second Life. The 2017 theme is Legacy, and the conference is located at the SL URL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Gateway/178/128/38.
The 8th annual VCARA Conference will be held on April 19, 2017. Students and alumni are highly encouraged to submit their work related to current and past courses.
Join VCARA on iSchool Island in Second Life on 3/22/17 @ 6pm (Pacific) as Jennifer Crummey draws on over 20 years of records management experience at three different companies to share helpful steps and resources that can be used when building a Records Information Management Program for a company.
Join Dr. Valerie Hill, Dr. Marie Vans, and Alyse Dunavant-Jones as they discuss Metaverse Libraries, an initiative the three founded through their mutual interest in connecting virtual world communities.