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Title: A Second Life for Your Museum: 3D Multi-User Virtual Environments and Museums
Author(s): Urban, Richard J.
Contributor(s): Marty, Paul F.; Twidale, Michael B.
Subject(s): museums multi-user virtual environments virtual worlds second life virtual reality
Abstract: The paper gives an overview of some of the museum-like activities currently being undertaken in Second Life. Current development is mainly in the hands of pioneers, often interested amateurs engaging in serious leisure to create spaces enabling them to share their interests with others. These efforts are explored in this paper through a systematic analysis of museum visits and a qualitative analysis of interviews with designers and developers of museums in Second Life. Findings identified include the impact of the current technology on what is created, and the importance of interaction-centric designs.
Issue Date: 2007-03
Publisher: Archives & Museum Informatics
Citation Info: Urban, R. et al., A Second Life for Your Museum: 3D Multi-User Virtual Environments and Museums. In J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds). Museums and the Web 2007: Proceedings. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics, published March 31, 2007 at http://www.archimuse.com/mw2007/papers/urban/urban.html
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: ImageText
Language: English
URI: http://www.archimuse.com/mw2007/papers/urban/urban.html http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1619
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-22
 

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