Our first presenter, Alyse Dunavant-Jones, argues that “VR is the future, and the future is now!” Our second presenter, Bethany Winslow, cautions that “Regardless of what VR platforms are used in the future, designers of effective immersive learning with VR must know the history of virtual worlds in education as well as have some hands-on experience in using them.” The sparing partners will be moderated by Dr. Valerie Hill, the director of the Community Virtual Library in Second Life, Avacon, and Kitely.
The International Society for Imaging Science & Technology,
Archiving’19 is an international community of technical experts,
managers, practitioners, and academics from cultural heritage
institutions, universities, and commercial enterprises, to
explore and discuss the digitization, preservation and access of
2D, 3D, and AV materials. This year’s conference was held in May
at the Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo in Lisbon, Portugal. I
will be recapping the best of the program including those from
CERN, the Library of Congress, Smithsonian, Purdue, J. Paul Getty
Trust, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Image
Science Associates, and Cognition, just to name a few. I will
also summarize our presentation called “Preserving Virtual World
Cultural Heritage using Preservica & Custom Metadata Schema”.
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The Community Virtual Library (CVL) has been a main hub for librarians in virtual worlds for a decade striving to embed information literacy (or metaliteracy) in immersive learning environments, including digital citizenship. Currently, CVL is branching out to other worlds, such as Inworldz and Kitely, as part of Metaverse Libraries, a combined effort among educators and information professionals to connect high quality education-oriented virtual communities as resources.