The following announcement is being cross-posted to a number of lists. Apologies for any duplication.


You are invited to attend a Digital Library Federation (DLF) Fall Forum panel session to be held in Second Life on DLF’s island, Entropia, and in real life (RL) in Providence, Rhode Island. All of the panelists will be participating on Entropia, with an RL and an SL audience. The RL audience will be projected onto Entropia via live feed, and the panel in SL will be projected for the RL audience. Moderators will host the program both in RL and in SL.


Panel Title:  “Taking the Next Step With Digital Collections: Innovative Teaching, Learning & Research in Virtual Worlds.”



Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008

Time: 8 am – 9:30 am SLT (PST)


Leslie H. Jarmon, University of Texas at Austin

Jeremy Kemp, San Jose State University

Elizabeth McAulay, University of California, Los Angeles

Jeffrey Schnapp, Stanford University

Sheila Webber, University of Sheffield

Noah Wittman, University of California, Berkeley

Mansfield, University of Hertsfordshire

Xavier, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

                Moderators: Esther Grassian, UCLA & Deni Wicklund, Stanford


The SL audience is limited to 50. Please rsvp to obtain the SLURL (Second Life URL), as well as instructions on how to view the video and adjust the audio in SL.

                Email: Esther Grassian [log in to unmask]

                IM in SL: Alexandria Knight


Hope to see you there!

                Esther Grassian (UCLA) and Deni Wicklund (Stanford)