A group of volunteers (mostly enthusiastic library staff, based world wide) provide a library reference service to the residents of the virtual world Second Life. The library reference desk has a notice board listing times that a volunteer is available to answer questions. This board is currently updated manually. Space on ibiblio would enable us to automate the update of this board. It is envisaged also that at a point in the future an ibiblio website would support the further computerization of admin. involved in managing a large number of volunteers and a virtual reference desk (admin. that is currently carried out manually).
“Infoisland,” ibiblio catalog, accessed May 24, 2013, http://www.ibiblio.org/catalog/items/show/4405.