Virtual Center For Archives & Records Administration (VCARA)


An iSchool student group, VCARA is a MARA-created space and community based in the virtual world Second Life (SL). We offer many resources both in SL and online including annual conferences, events, exhibits, trainings, and webcasts.

VCARA is open to all students, alumni, educators, and other professionals interested in virtual worlds and any aspect of information science including archives, education, libraries, records, and special collections.

To get started, check out our VCARA for Newbies blog post.

After you’ve signed up for Second Life, feel free to visit VCARA on iSchool Island. The SLURL is 

For an orientation, contact Dr. Pat Franks

The VCARA team also recruits iSchool student interns and volunteers each semester to help manage the space and to create and market events. To join the VCARA team as an intern or volunteer, contact Dr. Pat Franks

For more information about VCARA and its upcoming events, visit the VCARA Blog and follow us on social media.

Whether part of Second Life or not, anyone with an Internet connection can access our webcasts and other event recordings (called machinima) on our YouTube channel.