Information Dynamics in Virtual Worlds

Information Dynamics in Virtual Worlds

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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 and students of new media in the fundamental elements of virtual worlds and online gaming. The book details the practical issues in finding and using information in virtual environments and presents a general theory of librarianship as it relates to virtual gaming worlds. It is encompassed by a set of best practice methods that libraries can effectively execute in their own environments, meeting the needs of this new generation of library user, and explores ways in which information literacy can be approached in virtual worlds. Final chapters examine how conventional information evaluation skills work falls short in virtual worlds online. Maps out areas of good practice and technique for information professionals and librarians serving in virtual communities Provides a clear foundation with appropriate theory for understanding information in virtual worlds Treats virtual worlds as a€˜real environmentsa€™ and observes the behaviour of actors within thema#39;Quest journals record what youa#39;re supposed to be doing in each quest, a#39; it tells you, and it shows you how to get a#39;quest helpa#39; if you forget what you have to know to do the stuff youa#39;re supposed to do (thata#39;s on the Runescape main site atanbsp;...

Title:Information Dynamics in Virtual Worlds
Author:Woody Evans
Publisher:Elsevier - 2011-06-15


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