I just noticed in my UCD Alumni newsletter (eConnections) that the UCD James Joyce library has become the first Irish library in Second Life.
From the UCD news site:
“We’ve had instant messaging and blogs for quite some time now, so we thought that this virtual world might offer another useful compliment to the provision of traditional library services,” says Cathal McCauley from UCD Library Services. McCauley, who is leading the project for UCD Library, explains that Second Life is reminiscent of the internet in the mid-1990s. “We want to investigate the possibilities it might offer.”
See UCD News for the full story.