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  • Geospatial Information Technology Association - http://www.gita.org/gita-in-action/location_in_edu.asp Location in Action program provides GPS devices, with instruction booklet, for cost of shipping. It talks about teachers, but they do it for librarians too!
  • Geospatial Information Technology Association - http://www.gita.org/gita-in-action/location_in_edu.asp Location in Action program provides GPS devices, with instruction booklet, for cost of shipping. It talks about teachers, but they do it for librarians too!
  • Geocaching avi

    1. 1. Monica A. Smith, SCLS Bridgewater Cynthia M. Lambert, MLIS 2010 New Jersey Library Association Conference April 27, 2010
    2. 2. GEOCACHE HISTORY <ul><li>GPS Timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Dave Ulmer </li></ul><ul><li>The Game Takes-Off </li></ul><ul><li>10 th Anniversary </li></ul>
    3. 3. Splinterheads (2009)
    4. 4. Geocaching: How To Play <ul><li>Visit the web </li></ul><ul><li>Pick your cache </li></ul><ul><li>Pack your gear </li></ul><ul><li>Find the cache </li></ul><ul><li>Found the cache </li></ul><ul><li>Etiquette </li></ul>
    5. 5. GEOCACHING AT THE LIBRARY <ul><li>Lecture vs. Program </li></ul><ul><li>Placing Caches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearby Parks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Booty!? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Travel Bugs / Geo Coins </li></ul>
    6. 6. GEOCACHING AT THE LIBRARY <ul><li>GPS Devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GPS Units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nearly Free </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.GITA.org </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Circulation?! </li></ul>
    7. 7. GEOCACHING AT THE LIBRARY <ul><li>Tips & Tricks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sunscreen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bug Spray </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poking Stick </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drinks/Snacks </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Geocaching: Nearby Caches! <ul><li>Under the Boardwalk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>N 40° 18.118 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>W 073° 58.692   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seagull Island Redux </li></ul><ul><ul><li>N 40° 18.226 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>W 073° 58.623   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NJLA Lost in the Library </li></ul>
    9. 9. Geocaching Bibliography <ul><li>Additional Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Cameron, Layne Scott. The Geocaching Handbook . Guilford, Conn.: Falcon, 2004. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Dyer, Mike. The Essential Guide to Geocaching: Tracking Treasure with Your GPS . Golden, Colo.: Fulcrum Pub., 2004. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Sherman, Erik B. Geocaching: Hike and Seek with Your GPS . Berkeley, CA: Apress, 2004. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Schwartz, John.. &quot;What's in a Game? A Use for a Gadget; Geocaching' Fills a Need: What to Do With All Those G.P.S. Units.&quot; New York Times 26 Oct. 2000: 1. Newspaper Source . EBSCO. Web. 16 Apr. 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Genzlinger, Neil. &quot;JERSEY; If Your VCR Still Blinks, Stick to Hide and Seek.&quot; New York Times 17 June 2001: 1. Newspaper Source . EBSCO. Web. 16 Apr. 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Don, Sapatkin. &quot;Modern-day treasure hunting combines Web, real world.&quot; Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) 30 April 2003: Newspaper Source . EBSCO. Web. 16 Apr. 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Rae Kurutz, Daveen. &quot;'Travelbugs' bite South Butler students.&quot; Pittsburgh Tribune Review (PA) 08 April 2010: Newspaper Source . EBSCO. Web. 16 Apr. 2010. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Geocaching In Pop-Culture <ul><li>Movies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Splinterheads (2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Movie Review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CATSOULIS, JEANNETTE. &quot;Casual Quest For Meaning, Aided by GPS.&quot; New York Times (2009): 14. Academic Search Premier . EBSCO. Web. 16 Apr. 2010. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planet of the Apes (2001) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geocaching used as a promotional tool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Press </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Robischon, Noah. &quot;'Planet' Quest.&quot; Entertainment Weekly 607 (2001): 72. MasterFILE Premier . EBSCO. Web. 16 Apr. 2010. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liz, Austin. &quot;You become the search engine in geocaching, a Web-based outdoor scavenger hunt.&quot; Kansas City Star, The (MO) (n.d.): Newspaper Source . EBSCO. Web. 16 Apr. 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kisor, Henry. Cache of Corpses . New York: Forge, 2007. Print. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warner, Gertrude Chandler, and Robert Papp. The Box That Watch Found . Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman &, 2007. Print. (Boxcar Series) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Geocaching Bibliography <ul><li>Web Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geocaching.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian’s Guide to Gaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GPS Education Resource.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GITA.org </li></ul></ul>

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