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Consumer Health Subcontract: Providing Consumer Health Outreach to Virtual World Residents

Consumer Health Subcontract: Providing Consumer Health Outreach and Library Programs to Virtual World Residents. In April 2006, Alliance Library System began to establish a full-service library in Second Life, a three-dimension virtual reality world with more than 300,000 global participants. In this virtual world, an individual can participate in almost everything they can in real life: buy land, purchase homes, start a business, make friends, and more. In creating a library for these citizens we have quickly discovered that consumer health information is one of the most important services we could provide. As more and more people of all ages use the Internet and spend increasing amounts of time online, we want to reach users where they are. Through Providing Consumer Health Outreach and Library Services to Virtual World Residents the Alliance Second Life Library will provide training programs, outreach to virtual medical communities, important consumer health resources, and one-on-one support to Second Life residents.

Alliance Library System
Not Applicable
Funded Dates: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 to Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Funding Amount: 
Consumers - General Public