Central Florida Memory comes to life in Second Life

The Central Florida Memory exhibit in Second Life includes a turn of the century homestead complete with cracker house, farm animals, one room school house, an orange grove and more. Visitors can virtually immerse themselves in Central Floridaís past by walking through the buildings and farm yard as well as touching virtual objects for additional information about Central Florida Memory. While exploring the exhibit, interact with its residents to learn more about their daily lives and routines based on materials found in Central Florida Memory. The exhibit also includes self paced presentations on examples of digitization projects, getting started on digitization projects, and the types of documents which are found in the Central Florida Memory collections. Your avatar can tour any time by visiting http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sunpixels/158/140/25.

Donít have an avatar or access to Second Life? Enjoy the following videos about the Central Florida Memory exhibit in Second Life and learn about the possibilities when technology and history combine!

Central Florida Memory in Second Life: An Introduction

Central Florida Memory in Second Life: A Look at Daily Life

Central Florida Memory in Second Life in the news:

  • RezLibris, an online magazine focusing on libraries and Second Life, posted an article about the Second Life exhibit for CFM. The article contains an interview about our experience making these videos.
  • Jill Hurst-Wahl of Digitization 101 fame blogged on New videos about Central Florida Memory.

For more information about Central Florida Memory in Second Life, visit the Orange County Library Systemís Collaborations page.

Images by Laurel Zenovka and Pia Klaar