Hey Everyone.

An update from the Immersive Second Life Course, Tale of the Tudors. On October 29th, LIBR-287: Tale of the Tudors went to the Realm of Usk ( to learn how to virtually joust. Afterwards, the class went to Renaissance Island ( to participate in their Halloween Ball. The machinima highlights both activities, which took place on October 29th, 2013. (The SURLs of the places in Second Life that they went to are also provided above). In December, the Tale of the Tudors will be putting on a a Renaissance Fair in Tudor Village in Second Life. As the details of the Fair start to come in, I will post them here.

On November 20th, from 7-8 SLT (Pacific) in VCARA, Jason Kaltenbacher will be giving a talk entitled “The Role of Records Managers in Supporting Electronic Records Accessibility”. Jason is an Adjunct Instructor at San Jose State University in SLIS teaching to students in the MLIS and MARA programs. Below is an abstract for the upcoming talk in VCARA:

This VCARA event will discuss records management efforts to support the accessibility of electronic records. Records Managers work to standardize and ensure confidence in our internal business accessibility needs and practices as well as e-discovery and the legal process. Mitigating liability and promoting risk management is an underlying theme to what records managers offer as information professionals. The speaker will introduce these concepts and then lead a discussion.

The SURL for VCARA is:

Although the space is ‘virtually’ unlimited, we ask that you please send an RSVP to this event to the VCARA Student Assistant, Kevin Dompier, at

Note: If you are new to Second Life or have not been in SL in a while, you can contact our VCARA Student Assistant, Kevin Dompier, to arrange a time to meet for basic instructions (e.g., practice flying, test audio, tour VCARA).


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