Core Collections: Video Game Evaluation, Selection, Cataloging, Storage and Marketing presented by  Beth Gallaway Informat...
Get The Slides! <ul><li>Email  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Link from the ALA TechSource Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Find ...
<ul><li>Evaluating Games </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting Games </li></ul><ul><li>Storing Games </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practice...
Evaluating Games <ul><li>Plot  </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Character  </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics   </li></...
Asteroids Vector graphics in  Asteroids
ZORK Text RPG  Zork
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Plot <ul><li>Unique plot </li></ul><ul><li>Compelling story </li></ul><ul><li>Creative gameplay </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple...
Setting
Realistic Settings CA
Character <ul><li>Customizable </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse </li></ul><ul><li>Representation of the player </li></ul>
Graphics and    Game Physics <ul><li>Smooth </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Appro...
Soundtrack <ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Ambient Noise </li></ul>
Support
Collecting Games
Game Policy Questions <ul><li>Who is the collection for? </li></ul><ul><li>What formats will you collect? </li></ul><ul><l...
Sample Video Game Policy <ul><li>Schwarzwalder, Jami. “Video Game Collection Development Policy.”  Super Mario Brothers Me...
Purchasing Games <ul><li>From game stores </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Game Stop, EB Games, Game Crazy  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fr...
Game Reviews <ul><li>Game Reviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Journals </li></ul></...
Library Journals <ul><li>Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)  http://www.voya.com </li></ul><ul><li>School Library Journal htt...
Magazines <ul><li>Electronic Gaming Monthly $12.00/yr  http://www.egm.1up.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Game Informer $19.99/yr,...
General Interest Magazines <ul><li>Geek Monthly http://www.geekmonthly.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Reader's Digest http://www....
Review Sites <ul><li>IGN </li></ul><ul><li>GameRankings </li></ul><ul><li>GameSpot </li></ul><ul><li>GameSpy </li></ul>
“ Family Friendly Review Sites” <ul><li>Children's Technology Review </li></ul><ul><li>Common Sense Media </li></ul><ul><l...
Awards <ul><li>•  IGN Game of the Year (Jan)  http://bestof.ign.com   </li></ul><ul><li>AIAS Game of the Year (Feb)    htt...
Ratings <ul><li>The Entertainment Software Ratings Board </li></ul><ul><li>(ESRB) is a self-regulating body established by...
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>...
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 <ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Sources for game information </li></ul><ul><li>System Requirements </li></...
Best Practices
Best Practices Helen McGraw Branch Irondequit (NY) Public Library  <ul><li>RatingsL Games rated E, E10+ and T </li></ul><u...
Best Practices Rockridge Branch, Oakland (CA) Public Library <ul><li>Ages: 13-18 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PS2...
Core Collections
Core Collection Resources <ul><li>YOUR COMMUNITY! </li></ul><ul><li>John Scalzo: Video Game Librarian http://www.gamingtar...
PC Games for Children <ul><li>Fisher Price Little People Discovery Games (Vivendi Universal, 2003)  </li></ul><ul><li>I Sp...
PC Games for Teens <ul><li>Civilization IV (Firaxis/Infogrames, 2005)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind ...
PC Games for Adults <ul><li>Civilization IV (Firaxis/Infogrames, 2005)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Halo 2 (Microsoft)  </li></ul><u...
XBox for Children <ul><li>Lego Star Wars II (Eidos, Traveller’s Tales, 2007)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Potty Quidditch Worl...
XBox for Teens <ul><li>Guitar Hero II (Red Octane, 2007)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Madden NFL 2006 (Electronic Arts, 2005)  </li>...
Xbox 360 for Adults <ul><li>Fable (Microsoft Game Studios/ Big Blue Box, 2004)  </li></ul><ul><li>Halo 2 (Microsoft/Bungie...
PS2 for Children <ul><li>Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (Traveller's Tales/ Universal Interactive Studios, 2002)  </...
PS2 for Teens <ul><li>DDR Extreme 2 (Konami)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (Atari, 2004)  </li></ul><ul><li>...
PS2 for Adults <ul><li>Metal Gear Solid II: Sons of Liberty (Konami, 2001)  </li></ul><ul><li>Namco Museum 50th Anniversar...
Wii <ul><li>Animal Crossings </li></ul><ul><li>Legend of Zelda  </li></ul><ul><li>Super Paper Mario </li></ul><ul><li>Trau...
Thank You! <ul><li>Contact Beth Gallaway for slides or with questions: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li...
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  • Core Collections

    1. 1. Core Collections: Video Game Evaluation, Selection, Cataloging, Storage and Marketing presented by Beth Gallaway Information Goddess Consulting
    2. 2. Get The Slides! <ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Link from the ALA TechSource Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Find on SlideShare.net </li></ul><ul><li>Resources at http://del.icio.us/informationgoddess29/glls2007 </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Evaluating Games </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting Games </li></ul><ul><li>Storing Games </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Core Collections </li></ul>Agenda
    4. 4. Evaluating Games <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><ul><li>________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Replayability </li></ul>
    5. 5. Asteroids Vector graphics in Asteroids
    6. 6. ZORK Text RPG Zork
    7. 7. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    8. 8. Plot <ul><li>Unique plot </li></ul><ul><li>Compelling story </li></ul><ul><li>Creative gameplay </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple modes of play </li></ul>
    9. 9. Setting
    10. 10. Realistic Settings CA
    11. 11. Character <ul><li>Customizable </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse </li></ul><ul><li>Representation of the player </li></ul>
    12. 12. Graphics and Game Physics <ul><li>Smooth </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate </li></ul>
    13. 13. Soundtrack <ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Ambient Noise </li></ul>
    14. 14. Support
    15. 15. Collecting Games
    16. 16. 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>
    17. 17. Sample Video Game 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 23, 2007. </li></ul>
    18. 18. 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>
    19. 19. Game Reviews <ul><li>Game Reviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaming Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Family Friendly” Review Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Game Awards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Library Journals <ul><li>Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) http://www.voya.com </li></ul><ul><li>School Library Journal http://www.slj.com </li></ul>
    21. 21. Magazines <ul><li>Electronic Gaming Monthly $12.00/yr http://www.egm.1up.com </li></ul><ul><li>Game Informer $19.99/yr, http://www.gameinformer.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Games For Windows, $12.00/yr http://www.gfw.1up.com </li></ul><ul><li>Nintendo Power $19.95/yr http://www.nintendopower.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Official Xbox Magazine $24.95/yr http://www.officialxboxmagazine.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>PC Gamer $19.95/yr http://www.pcgamer.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>PlayStation Monthly (PSM) $10.00/yr http://www.psmonline.com/ </li></ul>
    22. 22. General Interest Magazines <ul><li>Geek Monthly http://www.geekmonthly.com </li></ul><ul><li>Reader's Digest http://www.rd.com </li></ul><ul><li>PC Magazine http://wwwpcmag.com </li></ul><ul><li>Play $17.95/yr http://www.playmagazine.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wired $10.00/yr http://www.wired.com </li></ul>
    23. 23. Review Sites <ul><li>IGN </li></ul><ul><li>GameRankings </li></ul><ul><li>GameSpot </li></ul><ul><li>GameSpy </li></ul>
    24. 24. “ Family Friendly Review Sites” <ul><li>Children's Technology Review </li></ul><ul><li>Common Sense Media </li></ul><ul><li>Edutaining Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Gamer Dad </li></ul><ul><li>Parent's Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Super Kids </li></ul>
    25. 25. Awards <ul><li>• IGN Game of the Year (Jan) http://bestof.ign.com </li></ul><ul><li>AIAS Game of the Year (Feb) http://www.interactive.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>• Game Developer’s Choice Awards (Mar)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>• http://www.gamechoiceawards.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>• Game Critics Awards (May) http://www.gamecriticsawards.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>• BAFTA Excellence in Video Games (Oct) http://www.bafta.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>• GameSpot Game of the Year (Dec) http://www.gamespot.com </li></ul><ul><li>• GameSpy G ame of the Year (Dec) http://goty.gamespy.com </li></ul>
    26. 26. Ratings <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>
    27. 27. 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>Troubleshooting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>replacement/repair </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Theft <ul><li>Choose secure storage </li></ul><ul><li>Build community </li></ul><ul><li>Examine circulation policies </li></ul>
    29. 29. Secure Storage <ul><li>Kwik Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Locking Caps </li></ul><ul><li>Locking Security Straps </li></ul>
    30. 30. 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>
    31. 31. Cataloging <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>“ Formally presented information&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Mods </li></ul><ul><li>Unlockable content? </li></ul>
    32. 32. Best Practices
    33. 33. Best Practices Helen McGraw Branch Irondequit (NY) Public Library <ul><li>RatingsL Games rated E, E10+ and T </li></ul><ul><li>Platforms: PS2 and PC </li></ul><ul><li>Loan Period: 14 day circ </li></ul><ul><li>Late fee: $.25/day </li></ul><ul><li>Replacement Fee: Game cost+$5 </li></ul><ul><li>Genres: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>compilations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>racing games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>platformers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>unique and quirky titles </li></ul></ul>
    34. 34. Best Practices Rockridge Branch, Oakland (CA) Public Library <ul><li>Ages: 13-18 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>Platform: PS2 </li></ul><ul><li>Loan Period: 7 day free checkout </li></ul><ul><li>Late fee: $1/day </li></ul><ul><li>Replacement fee: $50 </li></ul><ul><li>Limits: 2 games per patron; no holds and no renewals. </li></ul><ul><li>Genres: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adventure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Racing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shooteers </li></ul></ul>
    35. 35. Core Collections
    36. 36. Core Collection Resources <ul><li>YOUR COMMUNITY! </li></ul><ul><li>John Scalzo: Video Game Librarian http://www.gamingtarget.net </li></ul><ul><li>Jami Schwarzwalder: Mario Brothers Memorial Public Library http://www.mbmpl.org </li></ul>
    37. 37. PC Games for Children <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>Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Mini Games (Activision, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island (ValuSoft Inc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Rollercoaster Tycoon (Hasbro/InfoGrames, 1999)‏ </li></ul>
    38. 38. PC Games for Teens <ul><li>Civilization IV (Firaxis/Infogrames, 2005)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Bethesda Softworks/Ubisoft 2002) & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. </li></ul><ul><li>Guild Wars (NCSoft/ArenaNet, 2006)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth (EA, 2004)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>The Sims 2 (Maxis/EA 2005)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>World of Warcraft (Blizzard, 2004)‏ </li></ul>
    39. 39. PC Games for Adults <ul><li>Civilization IV (Firaxis/Infogrames, 2005)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Halo 2 (Microsoft) </li></ul><ul><li>Madden07 (EA Sports, 2006)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Space Invaders Anniversary (Empire Interactive, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimate Mahjongg 20 (ValuSoft Inc.) </li></ul>
    40. 40. XBox for Children <ul><li>Lego Star Wars II (Eidos, Traveller’s Tales, 2007)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Potty Quidditch World Cup (EA 2003)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Viva Pinata (Microsoft, 2007)‏ </li></ul>
    41. 41. XBox for Teens <ul><li>Guitar Hero II (Red Octane, 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>Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (LucasFilms/Obsidian, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Tony Hawk's Underground T.H.U. G. (Activision/Neversoft)‏ </li></ul>
    42. 42. Xbox 360 for Adults <ul><li>Fable (Microsoft Game Studios/ Big Blue Box, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Halo 2 (Microsoft/Bungie Software, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Call of Duty 3 (Activision/Infinity Ward 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Elder Scrolls: Oblivion </li></ul><ul><li>Madden NFL 2007 (EA, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2007 (THQ, Inc/Yukes, 2006) </li></ul>
    43. 43. PS2 for Children <ul><li>Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (Traveller's Tales/ Universal Interactive Studios, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>Gran Turismo 4 (Polyphony, 2005)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire (EA/ Griptonite Games, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Katamari Damacy (Namco, 2005) </li></ul>
    44. 44. PS2 for Teens <ul><li>DDR Extreme 2 (Konami)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (Atari, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom Hearts (Square Enix/Disney, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>Need for Speed Underground (EA, 2003) </li></ul>
    45. 45. PS2 for Adults <ul><li>Metal Gear Solid II: Sons of Liberty (Konami, 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Arcade Collection (Namco 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>WWE SmackDown 4! Shut Your Mouth (THQ Inc ) </li></ul>
    46. 46. Wii <ul><li>Animal Crossings </li></ul><ul><li>Legend of Zelda </li></ul><ul><li>Super Paper Mario </li></ul><ul><li>Trauma Center </li></ul><ul><li>Wii Play </li></ul>
    47. 47. Thank You! <ul><li>Contact Beth Gallaway for slides or with questions: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Links: http://del.icio.us/informationgoddess29/glls2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Slides: ALA TechSource Wiki </li></ul>
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