CORE COLLECTIONS:  Circulating Games at the Library Presented at CLA 2008 by Beth Gallaway
GAMING COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy guides </li></ul><ul><li>Nonfiction about gamin...
COLLECTION POLICY CONSIDERATIONS <ul><li>Formats (Platform)   </li></ul><ul><li>Breadth & Depth </li></ul><ul><li>Budget <...
PLATFORM <ul><li>Console </li></ul><ul><ul><li>XBox / XBox 360 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sony PlayStation 2/3 </li></ul><...
POLICY QUESTIONS <ul><li>Who is the collection for? </li></ul><ul><li>What formats will you collect? </li></ul><ul><li>Wha...
GAME REVIEWS <ul><li>Ask your patrons!  </li></ul><ul><li>School Library Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Voice of Youth Advocate...
FINDING GOOD GAMES <ul><li>Replayability   </li></ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Character </...
SETTING
SOUND
PURCHASING GAMES <ul><li>From game stores </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Game Stop, Game Crazy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From library ...
MODEL COLLECTIONS <ul><li>Rockridge </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 13-18 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>PS2 games  </li></ul><ul><li>...
PC GAMES FOR CHILDREN <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Nemo (Disney/Pixar, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Legend of the Crysta...
<ul><li>The Lord of the Rings II: The Battle for Middle-earth (EA, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>The Movies (Lionhead, 2005)  </...
<ul><li>FIFA Soccer 08 (EA Games, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Kung Fu Panda (Activision, 2008)  </li></ul><ul><li>Spyro: Dawn ...
<ul><li>Guitar Hero III (Red Octane, 2008)  </li></ul><ul><li>The Simpsons Game. (EA, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Tiger Woods ...
<ul><li>Boom Blox. (EA, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Elebits (Konami, 2006)  </li></ul><ul><li>Super Paper Mario (Nintendo, 200...
<ul><li>Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo 2006)   </li></ul><ul><li>MarioKart (Nintendo, 2008) </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Bionicle Heroes (TT Games, Inc, 2006)  </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (EA, 2007) </li...
<ul><li>Beautiful Katamari.  (Namco, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Eidos, Traveller’s Tales, ...
CONTACT <ul><li>Beth Gallaway </li></ul><ul><li>603-247-3196 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://in...
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  • Core Videogame Collections for Youth

    1. 1. CORE COLLECTIONS: Circulating Games at the Library Presented at CLA 2008 by Beth Gallaway
    2. 2. 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><ul><li>Games! </li></ul>
    3. 3. COLLECTION POLICY CONSIDERATIONS <ul><li>Formats (Platform) </li></ul><ul><li>Breadth & Depth </li></ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings </li></ul>
    4. 4. PLATFORM <ul><li>Console </li></ul><ul><ul><li>XBox / XBox 360 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sony PlayStation 2/3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nintendo Gamecube/Wii </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Handhelds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nintendo DS (DS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Playstation Portable (PSP) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PC </li></ul>
    5. 5. 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>
    6. 6. GAME REVIEWS <ul><li>Ask your patrons! </li></ul><ul><li>School Library Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Voice of Youth Advocates </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming Magazines </li></ul><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 & the Family - http://www.mediafamily.org/ </li></ul>
    7. 7. FINDING GOOD GAMES <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>Customization </li></ul><ul><li>Uniqueness </li></ul>
    8. 8. SETTING
    9. 9. SOUND
    10. 10. PURCHASING GAMES <ul><li>From game stores </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Game Stop, 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>
    11. 11. MODEL 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>
    12. 12. PC GAMES FOR CHILDREN <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Nemo (Disney/Pixar, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Legend of the Crystal Skull </li></ul><ul><li>(Her Interactive, Inc., 2008). </li></ul><ul><li>Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 (Atari, 2004) </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>The Lord of the Rings II: The Battle for Middle-earth (EA, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>The Movies (Lionhead, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Psychonauts (Majesco, 2005) </li></ul>PC GAMES FOR TEENS
    14. 14. <ul><li>FIFA Soccer 08 (EA Games, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Kung Fu Panda (Activision, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (Sierra, 2008) </li></ul>PS3 GAMES FOR CHILDREN
    15. 15. <ul><li>Guitar Hero III (Red Octane, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>The Simpsons Game. (EA, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (EA, 2008) </li></ul>PS3 GAMES FOR TEENS
    16. 16. <ul><li>Boom Blox. (EA, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Elebits (Konami, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Super Paper Mario (Nintendo, 2007)   </li></ul>WII GAMES FOR CHILDREN
    17. 17. <ul><li>Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo 2006)   </li></ul><ul><li>MarioKart (Nintendo, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Super Smash Brothers Brawl (Nintendo, 2008)   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>WII GAMES FOR TEENS
    18. 18. <ul><li>Bionicle Heroes (TT Games, Inc, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (EA, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Viva Pinata (Microsoft, 2007) </li></ul>XBOX 360 GAMES FOR CHILDREN
    19. 19. <ul><li>Beautiful Katamari. (Namco, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Eidos, Traveller’s Tales, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Project Gotham Racing 3 (Microsoft Game Studios/Bizarre Creations, 2005) </li></ul>XBOX 360 GAMES FOR TEENS
    20. 20. CONTACT <ul><li>Beth Gallaway </li></ul><ul><li>603-247-3196 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://informationgoddess.info </li></ul><ul><li>Slides: Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/informationgoddess29 </li></ul><ul><li>Links: Delicious http://www.delicious.com/informationgoddess29/avatar </li></ul>
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