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New Directory: Government Agencies in Virtual Worlds

Government agencies, like many businesses, are starting to explore Second Life and other “virtual worlds.”

FGI follows them in with a new directory of Government Agencies in Virtual Worlds.

So far we’ve identified three federal agencies and three State Libraries in Second Life. Know about others? Leave a comment on the directory page or send an e-mail to admin AT freegovinfo dot info.


South Carolina

Here are South Carolina’s virtual 3-D government spots that we know of. Know of something that isn’t here? Let us know.

  • South Carolina State Library – Looks like an experimental space so far. Blog Release | No Second Life link found, follow directions in “Blog Release.”


Here are Kansas’ virtual 3-D government spots that we know of. Know of something that isn’t here? Let us know.

  • State Library of Kansas – “We took on the new State Library of Kansas building as a means of promoting Kansas library services and information on the state of Kansas. The State Library of Kansas Virtual Branch was the first library to open its doors on Cybrary City.” Blog Release | Visit State Library of Kansas in Second Life


Here are Nebraska’s virtual 3-D government spots that we know of. Know of something that isn’t here? Let us know.

  • Nebraska Library Commission – “For example, at the Nebraska Library Commission in Second Life, we have installed a rotating exhibit of photos from Nebraska Memories. The photos on display will be changed on a regular basis, so there will always be something new to see!

    We will also be scheduling events and training in the upcoming months. Check back here and at our Second Life building to see what we have planned!” Blog Release | Visit NLC in Second Life

US State and Local Governments in Virtual Worlds

Below is a listing of US State and local governments that we know operate some sort of official presence in Second Life or some other 3-D virtual world. Know of a space we’re missing? Leave a comment or send an e-mail to Admin AT freegovinfo.info.

This is a listing by State. Click on the State name for a list by state agency and local jurisdiction (if available) For each site, we list the name of the space, a short description, a link to a regular URL page and if we have it, a link into the virtual world. Please note that at least in Second Life, the pointers (called SLurls) may get you close (like on the same island), but you won’t always be dropped right in front of the virtual government facility. It’s not our fault. Wander around, ask people who are there.