SJSU SLIS/VCARA invite you to the 5th annual VCARA conference In Second Life

Lori Bell lbell927 at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 7 10:51:23 EDT 2014

*5th Annual VCARA Conference –  May 20, 2014 5:30-8:30 p.m. SLT*



SJSU SLIS/VCARA is pleased to invite you to the 5th Annual VCARA Conference
in the virtual world of Second Life. There are many ways to share wisdom
and culture in both the physical and virtual worlds.  Attend this
conference to learn how those presenting provide access to stories,
educational experiences, administrative publications, historical events,
and more.

At 5:30 pm SLT Geoffrey Giglierano will set the stage for the conference by
speaking about Building a Shared Narrative:  Living, Learning and
Storytelling in Virtual Communities.  John Jamison will follow at 6 pm with
an example of providing a learning experience in virtual worlds with an
overview of the Lincoln Walks Project and a comparison of Second Life and
Unity 3D.

At 6:30 PM SLT, participants will enter the VCARA Walkway to attend
presentations on a number of diverse but related topics,

·        Reality Reflected:  Recreating Public Library YA spaces in Second
Life – Lori Harris

·        Preserving Local History in Virtual Worlds:  West Fargo – Erienne

·        Preserving Access:  Digitization of Tulane University’s School of
Medicine Annual Announcements – Laura Wright

·        Educational and Preservation Considerations in VCARA – Faylene Keep

·        Machinima as a Means of Virtual World Event Preservation – Sarah

·        Archiving an Academic Research Tool:  PREMIS and XMP as Tools for
the Task – Larentia Romaniuk

·        Preserving Digital Objects – Marea Daniell Whittington

·        Documenting Educational Experiences Using Machinima of Object
Displays – Marie Vans

Immediately after the final presentation, you’ll be transported to the SLIS
Virtual Training Center created by Snow Scarmon to see what goes into
creating environments and course materials for virtual world courses.

A brief visit to Renaissance Florence will follow so you can see one of the
existing class projects before spaces is made for Pre-revolutionary France.

Keep    tabs on SLIS virtual world activities through the VCARA Blog at

For more information on the conference, contact Dr. Patricia Franks,
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the Master’s degree in
Archives and Records Administration for SJSU SLIS  at
patricia.franks at


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