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Information dynamics in virtual worlds : gaming and beyond

Author: Woody Evans
Publisher: Oxford : Chandos, 2011.
Series: Chandos information professional series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a broad examination of the nature of virtual worlds and the potential they provide in managing and expressing information practices through that medium, grounding information professionals  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Woody Evans
ISBN: 9781843346418 1843346419
OCLC Number: 804795922
Notes: Bibliografia. Índex.
Description: XVI, 199 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Dedication Acknowledgements About the Author Introduction Part I: Virtual Ontologies Chapter 1: Mapping virtual worlds Abstract Theory v. reality Our theoretical moorings Hyperreality Globalization Gender and queering Actor-Network Theory Intertextuality Transhumanism Spaces and how to move in them Running in virtual spacetime Money moves worlds Some definitions Chapter 2: Types of virtual worlds Abstract Games Gametypes Perspective, aesthetics, clickiness Non-games Chapter 3: N00bz inworld Abstract Gendered initiation Stories and tasks Floating World, Active World: Islands in the Net Back to initiation Help from the man Symbols of passage Chapter 4: Inworld info desks: information initiation Abstract: Official Stuff The unofficial stuff Wikis and forums Fan pages, Blog posts, Newsgroups Further discussion Chapter 5: Info service inworld: how to practice info services in virtual worlds Abstract: Let's talk about librarians first Inworld library attributes Real skills for real patrons? Who is the community? Who are the patrons? Where to lurk Viral you Linden, Turing, and Kempelen's Turk Part II: Time Inworld Introduction Chapter 6: Hungry Ghosts in Second Life Abstract: Deep and dark Official signage Academically speaking No action Public, as in Tammanial Hall I'm a Mac. And I'm a PC Real Life again Chapter 7: After virtual worlds Abstract: Thumbing into new turf Chapter 8: Conclusions Appendix I: SL librarianship Appendix II: TOS Bibliography Index
Series Title: Chandos information professional series.
Responsibility: Woody Evans.
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