Teleporting the library?

Simon Heilesen

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In 2007, six Danish public libraries established a virtual library, Info Island DK, in Second Life. This article discusses the library project in terms of design. The design processes include the planning and implementation of the virtual library structure and its equipment, as well as the organizing and carrying out of activities in the virtual setting. It will be argued that, to a large extent, conventions have determined design and use of the virtual library, and also that design has had an impact on the attitudes and understanding of the participants.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)117-130
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Library 2.0
  • virtual worlds
  • design
  • utility

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