Metaverse Libraries Tour – CybaLOUNGE: A Web-Based Virtual World
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!
Simply go to the following CybaLOUNGE website in your web browser (the site may take a moment to load): https://cyba.world/location.html?locationid=800000004&dl=true
Then choose your avatar and name, and click Enter. If you have questions or are unable to enter CybaLOUNGE, please meet at CVL in Second Life for help with troubleshooting or email CVL President Dr. Valerie Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CVL SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24
This event is sponsored by ALA’s ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) Virtual World Interest Group.
CybaLOUNGE’s creator, Dieter Heyne (Edward Tarber in virtual worlds), launched the public beta in 2013. Heyne programs, creates content, and maintains servers for the world in his spare time. CybaLOUNGE is free and requires no software downloads or updates—everything runs right in your browser! The project’s aim is to “provide a three-dimensional metaverse platform for recreational, educational and business/collaboration purposes” (https://cyba.world, Vision section).
Heyne documents CybaLOUNGE’s progress in https://cyba.world’s News section. Selby Evans, a virtual world blogger also posts updates and videos about CybaLOUNGE on his blog: Virtual Outworlding. Evans also holds office hours in CybaLOUNGE everyday @ 10am (Pacific) for any newcomers interested in learning more about web-worlds and other virtual worlds. For more information about web-worlds, including CybaLOUNGE, visit Evans’ Web-Worlds in Your Browser: Visitor’s Guide.
For information about joining VCARA in Second Life, please refer to our VCARA for Newbies blog post. To request an orientation to Second Life and/or VCARA, please email Alyse Dunavant-Jones (email@example.com). To follow VCARA on social media, check out our VCARA on Social Media page.
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