Volunteer Survey - Virtual Worlds Database
Please complete this survey to confirm your interest in volunteering for the Community Virtual Library's Virtual Worlds Database. For more information about the database, please visit
Upon completion of the survey, Alyse Dunavant-Jones will contact you via email to arrange training (if necessary) and to give more in-depth instructions for your desired task(s). Please contact Alyse with questions or suggestions at
First and Last Name (Type "N/A" if you do not wish to disclose this information)
Avatar Name (Please indicate virtual world(s) in which you use this name, e.g. AnteMeridiem DiscJockey, Kitely and OpenSim) (Type "N/A" if you do not have a virtual world avatar)
Which Volunteer Opportunities Interest You?
Database Promoter (Promote/advertise database via listservs, social media, groups, etc.)
Researcher/Communities Submitter (Search for high quality educational communities and submit their information using
Researcher/Fact Checker (Investigate initial entries for inaccuracies by visiting communities and community websites; Fill in gaps)
Researcher/Community Liaison (Contact community leaders to verify entries)
Cataloger (MLIS/equivalent preferred; Edit and add entries to database)
Glossary/Controlled Vocabulary Researcher (MLIS/equivalent preferred; Research existing, relevant controlled vocabularies for database; Create controlled vocabularies for database categories; Create Virtual Worlds glossary)
Collections Specialist (MLIS/equivalent preferred; Draft a Collection Development Policy for the database, e.g. qualifications submissions must meet to be included in the database)
Website Integration Specialist (Embed database and related forms into CVL’s WordPress website)
XML Backup Creator (XML/coding experience; Create and maintain XML version of database)
IT Support for Database Growth/Migration (Coding experience; Experience implementing open source database solutions; Propose no cost, sustainable solutions for database platforms)
Qualifications (Optional.) (Please complete this field with any information you would like Alyse to know about you and your interests regarding the database; e.g. MLIS, student, educator, etc.)
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