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10th Annual VCARA Conference: Call For Presentations

10th ANnual VCARA Conference - Call for Posters

Published: January 15, 2019 by Alyse Dunavant-Jones

Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual VCARA Conference from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. SLT (Pacific) Tuesday, April 23, 2019. This year’s theme is “Sands of Time: Looking Back to Move Forward” and will emphasize heroes and activities from VCARA’s past as well as prospects for future virtual world best practices and endeavors. Submit your proposal for a 10-minute mini presentation by Sunday, March 31 for one of the 10 slots available.

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Dickens Project: VCARA Reads “The Christmas Tree”

Published: November 17, 2018 by Alyse Dunavant-Jones

Join VCARA on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6pm SLT (Pacific)  with a festive live voice reading of “The Christmas Tree”, a short story by Charles Dickens.
The reading will take place at the Community Virtual Library’s Dickens Resource Center (SL URL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/236/61/21) as part of Seanchai Library’s Dickens Project in Second Life.

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VCARA Lecture 11/13/18: Cybersecurity, Second Life & Real Life

Published: November 2, 2018 by Alyse Dunavant-Jones

Join VCARA on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6 pm SLT (Pacific) for a lecture by cybersecurity specialist Erik Moore (medi Martian in Second Life).

This event will take place at the VCARA Amphitheatre on the iSchool Island in Second Life (SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/47/83/33).
We will also simulcast the event in Zoom for those who cannot join us in Second Life: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/926315807

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Community Virtual Library: Call for Dickens Project Research

Published: October 23, 2018 by Alyse Dunavant-Jones

The Community Virtual Library (CVL) is now accepting proposals for its Dickens Project Resource Center in Second Life.

This annual exhibit highlights aspects of Charles Dickens and the Victorian Era. Presentation formats can vary (slideshow, poster, image, video) and can include audio and text. Additional formats (e.g. sculpture) may be welcome but must receive approval from CVL. CVL recommends that researchers keep presentations brief (5-10 slides/minutes).

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VCARA Orientations — Fall 2018

Published: July 19, 2018 by Alyse Dunavant-Jones

Join iSchool alumna and VCARA member Alyse Dunavant-Jones (Second Life avatar: alysedunavantjones) to learn Second Life basics and explore VCARA’s offerings:

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VCARA Webcast: RIM & TRIM – 3/22/17

Published: March 9, 2017

Join VCARA on iSchool Island in Second Life on Wednesday 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.

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VCARA Webcast: Metaverse Libraries – 2/28/17

Published: February 7, 2017

Join Dr. Valerie Hill, Dr. Marie Vans, and Alyse Dunavant-Jones on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 6pm (Pacific) as they discuss Metaverse Libraries, an initiative the three founded through their mutual interest in connecting virtual world communities.

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Renaissance Island Celebrates 10 Years in Second Life

Published: January 29, 2017

Second Life offers many historical simulations, and the folks at Renaissance Island are especially committed to remaining true to history. Help them celebrate their 10 year milestone by exploring the island, scheduling a guided tour, or attending their special anniversary events.