Friday, August 8, 2008
Virtual Worlds for Virtual Collaboration
Presenter: Martin Kesselman, Rutgers University
Utilizing emerging virtual collaboration technologies, librarians have a unique opportunity to find ways to both facilitate student learning and be an integral member of science research teams. Martin Kesselman, RutgersUniversity, will discuss a Rutgers Second Life initiative that uses Selma Waksman’s work with soil microbiology to immerse science undergraduates into the ways scientists do research and help them develop a professional identity.
Kesselman will also discuss the potential of virtual environments for librarians to collaborate with scientists across disciplinary and global boundaries.
United States Agricultural Information Network / 2008 Conference / April 27-30 2008 /Wooster, Ohio / Hosted by The Ohio State University