Digital Library in a 3D Virtual World: The Digital Bleek and Lloyd Collection in Second Life

  • Rizmari Versfeld
  • Spencer Lee
  • Edward Fox
  • Hussein Suleman
  • Kyle Williams
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6273)

Abstract

This research explores and demonstrates the process of setting up a 3D representation of a typical web-based digital library called ‘The Digital Bleek and Lloyd collection (lloydbleekcollection.cs.uct.ac.za)’ in the popular 3D virtual world, ‘Second Life’. The processes of building, scripting, and evaluation of the 3D exhibit are discussed. The report concludes that SL is a good platform for this kind of cultural representation. At a university level it could be used to showcase and share researchers’ work.

Keywords

Second Life virtual worlds 3D Digital Libraries Bleek and Lloyd Bushman heritage 

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References

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    The Digital Bleek and Lloyd, http://lloydbleekcollection.cs.uct.ac.za
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    Sun Microsystems Presence In Second Life, http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/media/presskits/secondlife/
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    Digital Libraries Federation Fall Forum 2009, http://www.diglib.org/forums/fall2009/secondlife.htm
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rizmari Versfeld
    • 1
  • Spencer Lee
    • 2
  • Edward Fox
    • 2
  • Hussein Suleman
    • 1
  • Kyle Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceVirginia TechUSA

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