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Our school hosts virtual world events as part of our Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration. Managed by Dr. Pat Franks and written by current students and alumni, this blog highlights lectures and events held on iSchool Island in Second Life, including the annual VCARA Conference. This blog also reports relevant events hosted by other education and information groups in virtual worlds. For more information about VCARA and its members, visit our website:



Spotlight: VCARA Student Resource Center

Published: September 15, 2016

Newbies and veterans alike can find helpful resources at the VCARA Student Resource Center on iSchool Island in Second Life.

You’ve created a Second Life account–taken the brave leap, downloaded a viewer, logged in, and explored iSchool Island.

Your navigation is a little wobbly, your avatar isn’t quite what you’d like, and you’re struggling with Second Life’s learning curve.

VCARA can help!


Thursday, June 16th 5-7pm Pacific: Libraries and Librarians in Virtual Worlds Exhibit at CVL

Published: June 16, 2016

The Community Virtual Library in Second Life presents an exhibit of libraries and library work in virtual worlds during the summer of 2016. Second Life libraries, as well as libraries and library activities (museum exhibits, art galleries and educational immersive environments) in other virtual worlds, such as Kitely, Inworldz, and Opensim will be on display.


Spotlight Interview – James Morgan

Published: February 22, 2016

VCARA Spotlight interview with James Morgan, instructor in Digital Media Art at San José State University and director of Ars Virtua, a new media center and gallery about virtual 3D worlds.


VCARA Tagline Contest

Published: February 16, 2016

We’ve got a contest for you. Submit your best tagline for the Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners!


7th Annual VCARA Conference 2016 – Call for Poster Presentations

Published: January 26, 2016

Students and alumni are highly encouraged to submit work related to their current and past courses for the VCARA Conference – Virtual Worlds: The Future is Now.

Call for Poster Presentations

7th Annual VCARA Conference 2016 – Virtual Worlds: The Future is Now

Date: April 20, 2016 6:00-8:00PM Second Life Time (Pacific)
Location: VCARA SJSU/iSchool island