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


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 (’ 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.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries