UDM Library Island in Second Life

Martin, Sara

Sara Martin, Associate Dean of Libraries,  has developed a virtual reality site in Second Life for the purpose of creating online exhibits of special collections and for online teaching.  The site has been visited by individuals from all over the world. Featured exhibits include the Father Charles E. Coughlin historical collection, the Black Abolitionist Digital Collection, the Father Dowling Great Lakes Shipping collection, and the University of Detroit Football collection.  In addition, classes from both the University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University have been held at the site. Martin will provide a demonstration and online tour.