The calendar in the left column of this blog disappeared for a while, but is back. My summer schedule is not as laid back as it looks. Yes, I'm speaking next week at the ALA Spectrum Leadership Institute and then have two workshops scheduled for August on Second Life. What doesn't show is that I'm actually helping with a series of continuing education classes on Second Life that are being hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and that are being coordinated by the Alliance Library System. These classes are being done "in world" and through their online course management system. (And of course, it doesn't display the project work I'm involved in.)
Does Second Life relate to digitization? Not directly. I find it interesting to see how people are using this three-dimensional digital world and to think about how this technology might impact us in the future. Second Life does relate to the work I do with social networking tools and Web 2.0, so it is not as far off-track for me as you might think. I do hope that some aspects of the Second Life interface will migrate outside of Second Life. I think some of the features of Second Life could be useful to how digital assets are displayed online, but I know that tool/service/?? is a quite a ways into the future.
While my summer speaking schedule seems to be focused on Second Life, you'll notice that digitization workshops are scheduled for the fall (and there are several more in the discussion stage).
BTW If you are at any of the same events I'm at, please stop me and say "hello." If you have time for a cup of coffee, let's do it!