The Sistine Chapel Reaches Second Life

Steven J. Taylor, director of academic computing at Vassar College, has recreated the interior of the Sistine Chapel in the virtual world Second Life. On the college’s Second Life island, visitors can step inside a pale-yellow building and view a replica of the frescoes that adorn the 15th-century chapel in Vatican City. They can even […]

Second Life, Museums, and Archaeological Modeling

Richard Urban blogs at Inherent Vice on his collaborative poster session, “Second Life, Museums, and Archaeological Modeling” for the Digital Humanities Conference. The researchers have identified the trend of user-created cultural institutions, rather than institution-created cultural sites.  Plus, “serious leisure” and Oldenburg’s “third spaces” – what an amazing opportunity to create new spaces for cultural […]

M-LEARN, a new student group at Pratt

We are pleased to officially announce M-LEARN, a new Library and Information Studies student group at Pratt. M-LEARN (Museum Library Education and Research Network) at Pratt Institution’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) shall promote the professional and social growth of its members and support the School of Information and Library Science at Pratt […]

M-Learn Information Meeting 03/28/2007

For those who were not able to make it, we enjoyed coffee, donuts, and greatconversation over the potential of M-Learn and things we plan to do.Currently, M-Learn is in the process of being recognized as a studentorganization at Pratt, meaning, we are not officially recognized at thistime, but once we are approved legitimacy as an […]

Summer seminars

Summer Seminars Available in Oxford, Prague and Ljubljana If you would like to learn first-hand about libraries and library services in a different culture and gain a global perspective on issues facing libraries around the world, you will want to consider enrolling in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and […]

New issue of ARLIS/DC-MD-VA Newsletter Available

The Fall/Winter issue of Sketches, the newsletter of ARLIS/DC-MD-VA is now available online.  This issue includes a feature story on the new library at the Phillips Collection, a write-up about Catholic University’s recent Art and Museum Libraries Institute, and a call for chapter members to check out ArLiSNAP and see what we’ve been up to! […]