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Beyond Creation: managing and maintaining a virtual presence

  • Author(s): Kane, Danielle A.
  • et al.
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In 2007 the University of California, Irvine Libraries created Anteater Island in Second Life® to highlight library services and to offer a platform for research and teaching to UCI faculty. A team is responsible for the management of Anteater Island; selecting materials to highlight, enabling the use of the island for use by faculty in their research and instruction, determining programming, and dealing with land management issues. What skills does it take to: • Manage and maintain a library virtual presence • Create and maintain vision • Build and find freebies to keep costs down • Manage the virtual team

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