There was a brief discussion on Second Life on the LIS-UKeiG email discussion list recently, with links to resources and recent news articles about SL
Sam Kuper recommended postings by Jonah Bossewitch of the CCNMTL: http://alchemicalmusings.org/2008/04/
Thomas Krichel highlighted two recent articles on the possible demise of SL: Gawker – The End of Second Life – Second Life and Second Life’s span is virtually over as firms decide to get real – Telegraph
Caroline Roche pointed readers at a YouTube video about how a school librarian in Hong Kong uses Second Life for self-directed learning and for students.
And don’t forget Eduserv’s Virtual World Watch, which surveys virtual world use in UK universities and colleges.