C O RE COLLECTIONS: VIDEOGAMES FOR LIBRARIES Presented for LILRC Beth Gallaway, http://informationgoddess.info  July 23, 2...
AGENDA  <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Advocating for Videogames </li></ul><ul><li>Game Ratings </li></ul><ul><li...
CONTACT, SLIDES & LINKS <ul><li>Beth Gallaway </li></ul><ul><li>603.247.3196 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><...
INTRODUCTIONS <ul><li>NAME </li></ul><ul><li>LIBRARY </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT GAMES DO YOU LIKE TO PLAY? </li></ul>
WHAT IS A GAME? <ul><li>GAME : activity engaged in for diversion or amusement;  synonym: see FUN </li></ul><ul><li>VIDEO G...
WHY GAME COLLECTIONS AT THE LIBRARY? BECAUSE … <ul><li>Libraries are about content in many formats </li></ul><ul><li>Games...
GAMES ARE LIKE BOOKS... THEY ARE JUST A NEW FORMAT
GAMING MEETS TEEN DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS <ul><li>Positive social interaction with adults & peers </li></ul><ul><li>Structure ...
WHAT DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS   ARE BEING MET?
GAMING = LITERACY <ul><li>Environmental print </li></ul><ul><ul><li>signage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>labels </li></ul></...
3 GREAT BOOKS ABOUT GAMING
WHAT PERCENTAGE OF GAMES    SOLD IN 2006 WERE RATED M?* * Entertainment Software Association. Top 10 Facts. http://www.the...
WHAT IS THE ESRB?  <ul><li>The Entertainment Software Ratings Board </li></ul><ul><li>(ESRB) is a self-regulating body est...
ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE   RATINGS BOARD (ESRB) http://www.esrb.org
PRINT COLLECTIONS FOR GAMERS
GAMING COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy guides </li></ul><ul><li>Nonfiction about gamin...
BOOKS FOR GAMERS http://gaming.ala.org/resources/index.php?title=Books_for_Gamers
USE GAMES IN    READER'S ADVISORY <ul><li>INSTEAD OF:  </li></ul><ul><li>What authors do you like to read? </li></ul><ul><...
IF YOU LIKE CITY OF HEROES
SUPERHERO GAMES <ul><li>GAMES:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spider-Man </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fantastic Four </li></ul></ul>...
SPORTS GAMES <ul><li>GAMES:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wii Sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mario Kart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
HISTORICAL SIM GAMES <ul><li>GAMES:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caesar </li></ul></ul><...
STRATEGY & PUZZLE GAMES <ul><li>GAMES:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Myst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tetris </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
FIRST PERSON SHOOTERS (FPS) <ul><li>GAMES:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Halo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chicken Shoot  </li></ul...
SIMULATIONS <ul><li>GAMES:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Sims </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Urbz </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUGG...
JAPANESE/MANGA TIE-IN <ul><li>GAMES:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Katamari Damacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final Fantasy </li>...
DIGITAL COLLECTIONS FOR GAMERS
PRIMA STRATEGY GUIDES <ul><li>eGuides in PDF format </li></ul><ul><li>500+ titles </li></ul><ul><li>$14.99 each </li></ul>...
GAMETAP <ul><li>GameTap is an online arcade of 900+ video games from Turner </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PC </li></ul><ul><...
GAMETAP COLLECTION <ul><li>Atari 2600 (104)  </li></ul><ul><li>Commodore 64 (55)  </li></ul><ul><li>Sega Dreamcast (7)‏ </...
GAMETAP MEMBERSHIP
GAMES ON DEMAND: UNLIMITED <ul><li>Games on demand: Unlimited Play is a monthly subscription service from Comcast </li></u...
GAMES ON DEMAND: KIDS PLAY <ul><li>Games on Demand: Kids Play is a monthly game subscription service from Comcast  </li></...
PLAYFIRST <ul><li>Playfirst is a game site from Viacom with free demos and full versions for sale </li></ul><ul><li>Platfo...
DIRECT TO DRIVE <ul><li>Direct to Drive provides game downloads from IGN. </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PC </li></ul><ul><li...
SHOCKWAVE UNLIMITED <ul><li>Shockwave unlimited provides ad-free access to downloadable games from Atom Entertainment </li...
OVERDRIVE <ul><li>Overdrive has a collection of productivity and arcade games accessible via library card </li></ul><ul><l...
APPLE CORP <ul><li>Mr. Potato Head, but with other fruits & vegetables (kids) </li></ul>http://apple-corps.westnet.com/app...
ONLINE GAMES TO LINK TO
LIST OF FREE ONLINE GAMES http://gaming.ala.org/resources/index.php?title=List_of_Free_Online_Games
FUN BRAIN <ul><li>Educational games with math, science & reading themes (kids) </li></ul>http://www.funbrain.com/
GIRLS GO TECH <ul><li>Girl Scout website with games related to badgework on codes &  communication (kids) </li></ul>http:/...
BEN 10  GAME MAKER <ul><li>Based on a popular Cartoon Network show, fans can easily create their own games (kids) </li></u...
EDUCATION ARCADE <ul><li>Learning through authentic and engaging play (teen)  </li></ul>http://www.educationarcade.org
FREE RICE <ul><li>In this vocabulary game players earn grains of rice for correct answers; sponsors donate money to buy re...
GAIA ONLINE <ul><li>3-D digital community where members play games to earn points to customize their avatar (teen)  </li><...
RUNESCAPE <ul><li>Medieval styled MMORGP (teen) </li></ul>http://www.runescape.com/
SHOCKWAVE <ul><li>Free online games including arcade games, action games, sports games, puzzle games, flash games and more...
DARFUR IS DYING  <ul><li>A serious simulation game about genocide; try to keep your refugee camp stable in the face of man...
GAMES FOR CHANGE <ul><li>The Serious Games Initiative is focused on uses for games in exploring management and leadership ...
IFICTION <ul><li>Archive of over 250 text adventure games, also called Interactive Fiction (adult)  </li></ul>http://www.i...
KINGDOM OF LOATHING <ul><li>Free and funny turn-based RPG with online chat/group option (adult) </li></ul>http://www.kingd...
SET GAME <ul><li>Goal: locate 6 set from the 12 cells by selecting 3 cells to create a set (adult)  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
EVALUATING GAMES FOR LIBRARY COLLECTIONS
WHAT MAKES A GOOD GAME? <ul><li>Replayability   </li></ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Charact...
ASTEROIDS
ZORK
STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC
 
SETTING
REALISTIC SETTINGS
CHARACTER
PHYSICS
SUPPORT
SOUND
GAME AWARDS <ul><li>BAFTA -  http://www.bafta.org/   </li></ul><ul><li>IGN -  http://bestof.ign.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Ac...
OTHER RESOURCES <ul><li>Gamer Dad - http://www.gamingwithchildren.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Video Game Librarian  –   http://...
GAME REVIEWS <ul><li>School Library Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Voice of Youth Advocates  “Get Your Game On” column </li></u...
WHAT % OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES  CIRCULATE VIDEO GAMES?* 30% *Nicholson, Scott. (2007). The Role of Gaming in Libraries: Taking...
WII GAMES FOR CHILDREN <ul><li>Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey  (Disney, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>EA Playground  (EA, 20...
WII GAMES FOR TEENS <ul><li>High School Musical: Sing It!  (Disney, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Ti...
WII GAMES FOR ADULTS <ul><li>Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree  (Nintendo, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>CSI: Hard Evidence  (Ubisof...
PLAYSTATION 2 GAMES FOR CHILDREN <ul><li>Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex  (Universal Interactive Studios, 2002)  </li...
PLAYSTATION 2 GAMES FOR TEENS <ul><li>Call of Duty: Finest Hour  (Activision, 2004)  </li></ul><ul><li>DDR Extreme 2  (Kon...
PLAYSTATION 2 GAMES FOR ADULTS <ul><li>Final Fantasy XII  (Square Enix, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Metal Gear Solid II: Sons ...
PLAYSTATION 3 GAMES FOR CHILDREN <ul><li>FIFA Soccer 08  (EA Games, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Kung Fu Panda the Game  (Activ...
PLAYSTATION 3 GAMES FOR TEENS <ul><li>American Idol Karaoke Revolution (Konami/Blitz, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Guitar Hero ...
XBOX360 GAMES FOR CHILDREN <ul><li>Cars Mater National  (THQ, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>FIFA Soccer 08  (Electronic Arts, 20...
XBOX360 GAMES FOR TEENS <ul><li>Lego Star Wars II:  The Original Trilogy  (LusasArts, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Guitar Hero ...
XBOX360 GAMES FOR ADULTS <ul><li>  Fable  (Microsoft Game Studios, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Call of Duty 2  (Activision/Inf...
PC GAMES FOR CHILDREN <ul><li>Cars  (THQ Inc, 2006)  </li></ul><ul><li>Fisher Price Little People  Discovery Games  (Viven...
PC GAMES FOR TEENS <ul><li>Guild Wars  (NCSoft/ArenaNet, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Lord of the Rings:  The Battle for Middle...
PC GAMES FOR ADULTS <ul><li>Civilization IV  (Firaxis/Infogrames, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Medal of Honor: Allied Assault  ...
CORE COLLECTIONS: <ul><li>Print: Game On! Gaming at the Library    (Neal Schuman, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Web:  </li></ul>...
GAME COLLECTION MODELS
BEST PRACTICES: COLLECTIONS <ul><li>Rockridge </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 13-18 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>PS2 games  </li></u...
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT : POLICIES, PROCEDURES, & ISSUES Collection Development Policies, Procedures & Issues
COLLECTION POLICY CONSIDERATIONS <ul><li>Formats  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Console  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PC </li></ul><...
GAME POLICY QUESTIONS <ul><li>Who is the collection for? </li></ul><ul><li>What formats will you collect? </li></ul><ul><l...
SAMPLE VIDEOGAME POLICY <ul><li>Schwarzwalder, Jami. “Video Game Collection Development Policy.”  Super Mario Brothers Mem...
PURCHASING GAMES <ul><li>From game stores </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Game Stop, EB Games, Game Crazy  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fr...
COLLECTION MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Storage depends on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>staff </li></ul>...
THEFT <ul><li>Choose secure storage </li></ul><ul><li>Build community </li></ul><ul><li>Examine circulation policies </li>...
STORAGE <ul><li>Choose secure storage </li></ul><ul><li>Display style shelving </li></ul><ul><li>Browsing binder or list o...
SECURE STORAGE <ul><li>Kwik Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Locking Caps </li></ul><ul><li>Locking Security Straps </li></ul>
TROUBLESHOOTING <ul><li>Clearly label format </li></ul><ul><li>Collections are self weeding collection </li></ul><ul><li>G...
CATALOGING ISSUES <ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Sources for game information </li></ul><ul><li>System Requirements ...
GAMES TO PLAY <ul><li>American Idol Karaoke Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Big Brain Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Boom Blox dem...
THANK YOU! <ul><li>Beth Galla </li></ul><ul><li>CONTACT:  </li></ul><ul><li>603.247.3196 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address]...
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  • This is awesome! It presented a point of view that was very interesting and makes you go hmmm... I like the idea that the games actually have a purpose. The tie in with print was especially thought provocing.

    My question, as a teacher-librarian using these ideas when or where does the transference of applying critical thhinking skills to to the real world take place? I find that many children get caught up in the digital as opposed to using it as a tool for learning.
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    1. 1. C O RE COLLECTIONS: VIDEOGAMES FOR LIBRARIES Presented for LILRC Beth Gallaway, http://informationgoddess.info July 23, 2008
    2. 2. AGENDA <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Advocating for Videogames </li></ul><ul><li>Game Ratings </li></ul><ul><li>Digital & Print Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating Games </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Titles </li></ul><ul><li>Game Collection Models </li></ul><ul><li>Collection Development Policies, Procedures & Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Play Videogames </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluations </li></ul>
    3. 3. CONTACT, SLIDES & LINKS <ul><li>Beth Gallaway </li></ul><ul><li>603.247.3196 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://infogdss.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://del.icio.us/informationgoddess29 </li></ul>
    4. 4. INTRODUCTIONS <ul><li>NAME </li></ul><ul><li>LIBRARY </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT GAMES DO YOU LIKE TO PLAY? </li></ul>
    5. 5. WHAT IS A GAME? <ul><li>GAME : activity engaged in for diversion or amusement; synonym: see FUN </li></ul><ul><li>VIDEO GAME : an electronic game played by means of images on a video screen and often emphasizing fast action </li></ul>Merriam-Webster Online. http://www.m-w.com
    6. 6. WHY GAME COLLECTIONS AT THE LIBRARY? BECAUSE … <ul><li>Libraries are about content in many formats </li></ul><ul><li>Games are the medium of choice for the millennial generation </li></ul><ul><li>G a mes meet teen developmental needs </li></ul><ul><li>Games are literary </li></ul><ul><li>Patrons play games and want games </li></ul><ul><li>Games bring in new users </li></ul><ul><li>O t her? </li></ul>
    7. 7. GAMES ARE LIKE BOOKS... THEY ARE JUST A NEW FORMAT
    8. 8. GAMING MEETS TEEN DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS <ul><li>Positive social interaction with adults & peers </li></ul><ul><li>Structure and clear limits </li></ul><ul><li>Physical activity </li></ul><ul><li>Creative expression </li></ul><ul><li>Competence and achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful participation in families, school, communities </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for self-definition </li></ul>NMSA. NMSA Research Summaries. Young Adolescents Developmental Needs (1996) http://www.nmsa.org/Research/ResearchSummaries/Summary5/tabid/257/Default.aspx
    9. 9. WHAT DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS ARE BEING MET?
    10. 10. GAMING = LITERACY <ul><li>Environmental print </li></ul><ul><ul><li>signage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>labels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>maps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reading about the game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>walkthroughs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Writing about the game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chat: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ WTS, Mageweave cloth, 15g” </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. 3 GREAT BOOKS ABOUT GAMING
    12. 12. WHAT PERCENTAGE OF GAMES SOLD IN 2006 WERE RATED M?* * Entertainment Software Association. Top 10 Facts. http://www.theesa.com/facts/top_10_facts.php 15%
    13. 13. WHAT IS THE ESRB? <ul><li>The Entertainment Software Ratings Board </li></ul><ul><li>(ESRB) is a self-regulating body established by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). ESRB applies and enforces game ratings, advertising and online privacy principles. They are primarily know for evaluating games for violence, sex, language, substance abuse and other characteristics </li></ul>Gaming, Learning & Libraries July 2007
    14. 14. ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE RATINGS BOARD (ESRB) http://www.esrb.org
    15. 15. PRINT COLLECTIONS FOR GAMERS
    16. 16. GAMING COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy guides </li></ul><ul><li>Nonfiction about gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction with gaming as a plot or subplot </li></ul>
    17. 17. BOOKS FOR GAMERS http://gaming.ala.org/resources/index.php?title=Books_for_Gamers
    18. 18. USE GAMES IN READER'S ADVISORY <ul><li>INSTEAD OF: </li></ul><ul><li>What authors do you like to read? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the last 3 books you read? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you like about them? </li></ul><ul><li>ASK: </li></ul><ul><li>What movies do you like? </li></ul><ul><li>What TV shows do you watch? </li></ul><ul><li>What games do you play? </li></ul>
    19. 19. IF YOU LIKE CITY OF HEROES
    20. 20. SUPERHERO GAMES <ul><li>GAMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spider-Man </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fantastic Four </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City of Heros </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUGGEST: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>comic books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>graphic novels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>biographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mythology </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. SPORTS GAMES <ul><li>GAMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wii Sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mario Kart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tiger Woods Golf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Madden Football </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUGGEST: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>adventure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>biographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matt Christopher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chris Crutcher </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. HISTORICAL SIM GAMES <ul><li>GAMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caesar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Age of Empires </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oregon Trail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>America’s Army </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUGGEST: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>biographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>historical fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mythology </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. STRATEGY & PUZZLE GAMES <ul><li>GAMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Myst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tetris </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bejeweled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where in the World is Carmen San Diego? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUGGEST: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mystery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>thrillers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>puzzle books </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. FIRST PERSON SHOOTERS (FPS) <ul><li>GAMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Halo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chicken Shoot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Haze </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUGGEST: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>military fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>horror </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>apocalyptic fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>science fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. SIMULATIONS <ul><li>GAMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Sims </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Urbz </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUGGEST: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sociology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dysfunction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>romance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>architecture </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. JAPANESE/MANGA TIE-IN <ul><li>GAMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Katamari Damacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final Fantasy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dragonball Z </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pokemon </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUGGEST: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>manga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japanese culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>graphic novels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>drawing books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>anime films </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. DIGITAL COLLECTIONS FOR GAMERS
    28. 28. PRIMA STRATEGY GUIDES <ul><li>eGuides in PDF format </li></ul><ul><li>500+ titles </li></ul><ul><li>$14.99 each </li></ul><ul><li>On sale right now! $3 off during July 2008 </li></ul>http://www.primagames.com/guides/
    29. 29. GAMETAP <ul><li>GameTap is an online arcade of 900+ video games from Turner </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PC </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $6.95-9.95/month </li></ul><ul><li>Accounts: 8 logins per location </li></ul><ul><li>Limit: No public performance </li></ul>
    30. 30. GAMETAP COLLECTION <ul><li>Atari 2600 (104) </li></ul><ul><li>Commodore 64 (55) </li></ul><ul><li>Sega Dreamcast (7)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Sega Genesis (81) </li></ul><ul><li>Intellivision (12) </li></ul><ul><li>Windows (377)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>... and more! </li></ul>
    31. 31. GAMETAP MEMBERSHIP
    32. 32. GAMES ON DEMAND: UNLIMITED <ul><li>Games on demand: Unlimited Play is a monthly subscription service from Comcast </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PC </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings: E 10+ T M </li></ul><ul><li>500 titles </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $14.95/month </li></ul>http://gamesoduser.comcast.net/gamesondemand/unlimited.html
    33. 33. GAMES ON DEMAND: KIDS PLAY <ul><li>Games on Demand: Kids Play is a monthly game subscription service from Comcast </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PC </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings: EC/E </li></ul><ul><li>72 Titles </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $7.95/month </li></ul>http://gamesoduser.comcast.net/gamesondemand/unlimited.html
    34. 34. PLAYFIRST <ul><li>Playfirst is a game site from Viacom with free demos and full versions for sale </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: Mac/PC </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings: N/A </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $19.95 </li></ul>http://www.playfirst.com/
    35. 35. DIRECT TO DRIVE <ul><li>Direct to Drive provides game downloads from IGN. </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PC </li></ul><ul><li>Titles: </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings E-M </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $20-$49.99 </li></ul>http://www.direct2drive.com
    36. 36. SHOCKWAVE UNLIMITED <ul><li>Shockwave unlimited provides ad-free access to downloadable games from Atom Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PC </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $4.95-$9.95/month </li></ul>http://www.shockwave.com
    37. 37. OVERDRIVE <ul><li>Overdrive has a collection of productivity and arcade games accessible via library card </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PC </li></ul><ul><li>Titles: 70 </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: ??? </li></ul>http://www.overdrive.com/products/dlr/mediaformats/games.asp
    38. 38. APPLE CORP <ul><li>Mr. Potato Head, but with other fruits & vegetables (kids) </li></ul>http://apple-corps.westnet.com/apple_corps.2.html
    39. 39. ONLINE GAMES TO LINK TO
    40. 40. LIST OF FREE ONLINE GAMES http://gaming.ala.org/resources/index.php?title=List_of_Free_Online_Games
    41. 41. FUN BRAIN <ul><li>Educational games with math, science & reading themes (kids) </li></ul>http://www.funbrain.com/
    42. 42. GIRLS GO TECH <ul><li>Girl Scout website with games related to badgework on codes & communication (kids) </li></ul>http://www.girlsgotech.org/games.html
    43. 43. BEN 10 GAME MAKER <ul><li>Based on a popular Cartoon Network show, fans can easily create their own games (kids) </li></ul>http://gamecreator.cartoonnetwork.com/
    44. 44. EDUCATION ARCADE <ul><li>Learning through authentic and engaging play (teen) </li></ul>http://www.educationarcade.org
    45. 45. FREE RICE <ul><li>In this vocabulary game players earn grains of rice for correct answers; sponsors donate money to buy real rice for communities in need (teen) </li></ul>http://freerice.com/
    46. 46. GAIA ONLINE <ul><li>3-D digital community where members play games to earn points to customize their avatar (teen) </li></ul>http://www.gaiaonline.com
    47. 47. RUNESCAPE <ul><li>Medieval styled MMORGP (teen) </li></ul>http://www.runescape.com/
    48. 48. SHOCKWAVE <ul><li>Free online games including arcade games, action games, sports games, puzzle games, flash games and more (teen) </li></ul>http://www.shockwave.com /
    49. 49. DARFUR IS DYING <ul><li>A serious simulation game about genocide; try to keep your refugee camp stable in the face of many threats (adult) </li></ul>http://www.darfurisdying.com/
    50. 50. GAMES FOR CHANGE <ul><li>The Serious Games Initiative is focused on uses for games in exploring management and leadership challenges facing the public sector; games in education, training, health, and public policy (adult) </li></ul>http://www.gamesforchange.org
    51. 51. IFICTION <ul><li>Archive of over 250 text adventure games, also called Interactive Fiction (adult) </li></ul>http://www.ifiction.org/
    52. 52. KINGDOM OF LOATHING <ul><li>Free and funny turn-based RPG with online chat/group option (adult) </li></ul>http://www.kingdomofloathing.com
    53. 53. SET GAME <ul><li>Goal: locate 6 set from the 12 cells by selecting 3 cells to create a set (adult) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.setgame.com </li></ul></ul>
    54. 54. EVALUATING GAMES FOR LIBRARY COLLECTIONS
    55. 55. WHAT MAKES A GOOD GAME? <ul><li>Replayability </li></ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Character </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Sound track </li></ul><ul><li>Modification/Customization </li></ul><ul><li>Uniqueness </li></ul>
    56. 56. ASTEROIDS
    57. 57. ZORK
    58. 58. STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC
    59. 60. SETTING
    60. 61. REALISTIC SETTINGS
    61. 62. CHARACTER
    62. 63. PHYSICS
    63. 64. SUPPORT
    64. 65. SOUND
    65. 66. GAME AWARDS <ul><li>BAFTA - http://www.bafta.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>IGN - http://bestof.ign.com </li></ul><ul><li>Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences http://www.interactive.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>GameSpot - http://www.gamespot.com </li></ul><ul><li>GameSpy - http://goty.gamespy.com </li></ul><ul><li>Game Developer’s Choice Awards - http://www.gamechoiceawards.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Game Critics Awards http://www.gamecriticsawards.com/ </li></ul>
    66. 67. OTHER RESOURCES <ul><li>Gamer Dad - http://www.gamingwithchildren.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Video Game Librarian – http://www.videogamelibrarian.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Video Game Report Card by National Institute on Media and the Family http://www.mediafamily.org/ </li></ul>
    67. 68. GAME REVIEWS <ul><li>School Library Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Voice of Youth Advocates “Get Your Game On” column </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Magazines </li></ul>
    68. 69. WHAT % OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES CIRCULATE VIDEO GAMES?* 30% *Nicholson, Scott. (2007). The Role of Gaming in Libraries: Taking the Pulse. July 2007. http://boardgameswithscott.com/pulse2007.pdf . Accessed July 21, 2008.
    69. 70. WII GAMES FOR CHILDREN <ul><li>Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey (Disney, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>EA Playground (EA, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Super Paper Mario (Nintendo, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Wii Play (Nintendo, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Wii Sports (Nintendo 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    70. 71. WII GAMES FOR TEENS <ul><li>High School Musical: Sing It! (Disney, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Rayman Raving Rabbids (Ubisoft, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Spider-man 3 (Activision) </li></ul><ul><li>Street Fighter II Turbo (CapCom) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    71. 72. WII GAMES FOR ADULTS <ul><li>Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Nintendo, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>CSI: Hard Evidence (Ubisoft, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (Midway Amusement Games, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Resident Evil 4 (Capcom, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Trauma Center: Second Opinion (Nintendo, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    72. 73. PLAYSTATION 2 GAMES FOR CHILDREN <ul><li>Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (Universal Interactive Studios, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>EyeToy Play (Sony,2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Gran Turismo 4 (Polyphony, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (EA/ Griptonite Games, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Katamari Damacy (Namco, 2005) </li></ul>
    73. 74. PLAYSTATION 2 GAMES FOR TEENS <ul><li>Call of Duty: Finest Hour (Activision, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>DDR Extreme 2 (Konami, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (Atari, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>The Incredibles ( THQ, Inc, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Need for Speed Underground (EA, 2003) </li></ul>
    74. 75. PLAYSTATION 2 GAMES FOR ADULTS <ul><li>Final Fantasy XII (Square Enix, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Metal Gear Solid II: Sons of Liberty (Konami, 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (Midway, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Arcade Collection (Namco 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (Ubisoft, 2006) </li></ul>
    75. 76. PLAYSTATION 3 GAMES FOR CHILDREN <ul><li>FIFA Soccer 08 (EA Games, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Kung Fu Panda the Game (Activision/Dreamworks, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Ratchet & Tank: Tools of Destruction (Sony/Insomniac, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>MX vs ATV: Untamed (THQ, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (Sierra, 2008) </li></ul>
    76. 77. PLAYSTATION 3 GAMES FOR TEENS <ul><li>American Idol Karaoke Revolution (Konami/Blitz, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Guitar Hero III (Red Octane, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Lair (SCEA, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>The Simpsons Game (EA, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (EA, 2007) </li></ul>
    77. 78. XBOX360 GAMES FOR CHILDREN <ul><li>Cars Mater National (THQ, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>FIFA Soccer 08 (Electronic Arts, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (LucasArts, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Electronic Arts, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Viva Pinata (Rare LTD, 2006) </li></ul>
    78. 79. XBOX360 GAMES FOR TEENS <ul><li>Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LusasArts, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Guitar Hero II (RedOctane, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Madden NFL 2006 (Electronic Arts, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Need for Speed Underground (EA, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Tony Hawk’s Underground THUG (Activision/Neversoft, 2003) </li></ul>
    79. 80. XBOX360 GAMES FOR ADULTS <ul><li>  Fable (Microsoft Game Studios, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Call of Duty 2 (Activision/Infinity Ward 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Halo 3 (Bungie, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Madden NFL 2007 (EA, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Project Gotham Racing 3 (Microsoft Game Studios, 2005) </li></ul>
    80. 81. PC GAMES FOR CHILDREN <ul><li>Cars (THQ Inc, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Fisher Price Little People Discovery Games (Vivendi Universal, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>I Spy Spooky Mansion Deluxe (Riverhillsoft, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island (ValuSoft Inc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Rollercoaster Tycoon (Hasbro/InfoGrames, 1999) </li></ul>
    81. 82. PC GAMES FOR TEENS <ul><li>Guild Wars (NCSoft/ArenaNet, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth (EA, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Sid Meier’s Pirates! (2K Games, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>The Sims 3 (EA, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Spore (EA, 2008) </li></ul>
    82. 83. PC GAMES FOR ADULTS <ul><li>Civilization IV (Firaxis/Infogrames, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (EA Games, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>Space Invaders Anniversary (Empire Interactive, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>SWAT 4 (Irrational Games/Vivendi, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Unreal Tournament (Epic/GT Interactive, 1999) </li></ul>
    83. 84. CORE COLLECTIONS: <ul><li>Print: Game On! Gaming at the Library (Neal Schuman, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Web: </li></ul><ul><li>http://del.icio.us/informationgoddess29/corecollections </li></ul>
    84. 85. GAME COLLECTION MODELS
    85. 86. BEST PRACTICES: COLLECTIONS <ul><li>Rockridge </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 13-18 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>PS2 games </li></ul><ul><li>2 games/patron </li></ul><ul><li>No holds/renewals </li></ul><ul><li>7 day free checkout </li></ul><ul><li>$1/day late fee </li></ul><ul><li>$50/replacement fee </li></ul><ul><li>Genres: sports, adventure, racing, fighting, and shooters. </li></ul><ul><li>Helen McGraw </li></ul><ul><li>E, E10+ and T </li></ul><ul><li>PS2 and PC games </li></ul><ul><li>14 day circ </li></ul><ul><li>$.25/day late fee </li></ul><ul><li>game cost+$5/replacement fee </li></ul><ul><li>Genres: compilations, sports, racing games, platformers, unique and quirky titles </li></ul>
    86. 87. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT : POLICIES, PROCEDURES, & ISSUES Collection Development Policies, Procedures & Issues
    87. 88. COLLECTION POLICY CONSIDERATIONS <ul><li>Formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Console </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscription </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Breadth & Depth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Genres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Age ranges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bestsellers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used </li></ul></ul>
    88. 89. GAME POLICY QUESTIONS <ul><li>Who is the collection for? </li></ul><ul><li>What formats will you collect? </li></ul><ul><li>What genres will you collect? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your selection criteria? </li></ul><ul><li>What resources will you use to select? </li></ul><ul><li>Where will you purchase from? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a donation policy? </li></ul><ul><li>How will the collection be classified/cataloged? </li></ul><ul><li>Where will the collection be stored? </li></ul><ul><li>How will it be displayed? </li></ul><ul><li>What security measures need to be taken? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the procedure for materials challenge? </li></ul>July 2007
    89. 90. SAMPLE VIDEOGAME POLICY <ul><li>Schwarzwalder, Jami. “Video Game Collection Development Policy.” Super Mario Brothers Memorial Public Library. November 2005. http://www.mbmpl.org/vg/?page_id=6 . July 21, 2008. </li></ul>July 2007
    90. 91. PURCHASING GAMES <ul><li>From game stores </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Game Stop, EB Games, Game Crazy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From library companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baker & Taylor, Thomas Kline/Crimson Multimedia, S&S Worldwide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From retailers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazon.com, Comp USA, Best Buy, Circuit City, Wal*Mart </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Direct from the publisher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Red Octane </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Game Tap, PlayFirst, Direct2Drive, Overdrive </li></ul></ul>
    91. 92. COLLECTION MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Storage depends on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>budget </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Theft </li></ul><ul><ul><li>start with programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>start small </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>replacement/repair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>resistance </li></ul></ul>
    92. 93. THEFT <ul><li>Choose secure storage </li></ul><ul><li>Build community </li></ul><ul><li>Examine circulation policies </li></ul>
    93. 94. STORAGE <ul><li>Choose secure storage </li></ul><ul><li>Display style shelving </li></ul><ul><li>Browsing binder or list of all titles </li></ul>
    94. 95. SECURE STORAGE <ul><li>Kwik Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Locking Caps </li></ul><ul><li>Locking Security Straps </li></ul>
    95. 96. TROUBLESHOOTING <ul><li>Clearly label format </li></ul><ul><li>Collections are self weeding collection </li></ul><ul><li>Games can be cleaned with rubbing alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Scratches can be removed with cleaning devices for use with CDs & DVDs </li></ul>
    96. 97. CATALOGING ISSUES <ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Sources for game information </li></ul><ul><li>System Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Extra content (manual, maps, etc)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Compatibility </li></ul><ul><li>Bugs </li></ul><ul><li>Genres </li></ul><ul><li>Title screen vs. main menu? </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Mods </li></ul><ul><li>Unlockable content? </li></ul>
    97. 98. GAMES TO PLAY <ul><li>American Idol Karaoke Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Big Brain Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Boom Blox demo </li></ul><ul><li>Brain Age 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Dance Dance Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Guitar Hero III </li></ul><ul><li>High School Musical Karaoke </li></ul><ul><li>Katamari Damacy </li></ul><ul><li>Mario Kart </li></ul><ul><li>Nintendogs </li></ul><ul><li>Pac Man </li></ul><ul><li>Rayman Raving Rabbids </li></ul><ul><li>Wii Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Wii Play </li></ul>
    98. 99. THANK YOU! <ul><li>Beth Galla </li></ul><ul><li>CONTACT: </li></ul><ul><li>603.247.3196 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] com </li></ul><ul><li>LINKS: </li></ul><ul><li>http://del.icio.us/ informationgoddess29/lilrc </li></ul><ul><li>SLIDES: </li></ul><ul><li>http://infogdss.wordpress.com </li></ul>
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