Gaming, Learning  & Literacy Presenter Beth Gallaway [email_address]   An METRO Workshop Fall 2007
Introductions <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Position </li></ul><ul><li>What games do you play? ...
Workshop Overview <ul><li>Defining games </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of games… at the library! </li></ul><ul><li>Defining t...
What is a Game? <ul><li>GAME: activity engaged in for diversion or amusement; synonym: see FUN </li></ul><ul><li>VIDEO GAM...
Game Components <ul><li>Console/Playing Device  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PC, Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Game Play Devices <ul><li>Xbox </li></ul><ul><li>Playstation </li></ul><ul><li>Nintendo </li></ul><ul><li>PC </li></ul>
Game Controllers <ul><li>Keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Mouse </li></ul><ul><li>Mat </li></ul><ul><li>Guitar </li></ul><ul><li...
Game Screens <ul><li>Monitor  </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul><ul><li>Projector/Screen </li></ul>
Ways to Play Video Games <ul><li>At an Arcade </li></ul><ul><li>On a PC or Mac  </li></ul><ul><li>On a Plug ‘n’ Play Devic...
Arcade Games
Plug ‘n’ Play <ul><li>Plugs into your TV </li></ul><ul><li>Play begins immediately </li></ul>
PC/Mac Gaming <ul><li>Computer with a hard drive </li></ul><ul><li>PC or Mac Platform  </li></ul>
Console Sales <ul><li>Source: Video Game Charts. October 2007.  http://www.vgchartz.com/ . Accessed October 8, 2007. </li>...
Handheld Sales <ul><ul><li>Source: Video Game Charts. October 2007.  http://www.vgchartz.com/ . Accessed October 8, 2007. ...
Mobile Gaming Devices <ul><li>Mobile gaming is expected to quadruple to 11.2 billion by 2010 </li></ul>
Gaming by the Numbers:  An Interactive Quiz
1. What is the average age    of a gamer? * Entertainment Software Association. Top 10 Facts. http://www.theesa.com/facts/...
2. What % of teens report playing games online*? * Pew Internet & American Life Project. Teens and Technology, July 2005. ...
3. What percent of people over 50 play games?*   * Entertainment Software Association. Top 10 Facts. http://www.theesa.com...
4. What % of gamers    are female? * Entertainment Software Association. Top 10 Facts. http://www.theesa.com/facts/top_10_...
5. How much money did computer & video game sales gross in 2006?*   $7.6 Billion * Entertainment Software Association. Top...
6. What % of gamers play on handhelds?   * Entertainment Software Association. Top 10 Facts. http://www.theesa.com/facts/t...
7. What percentage of games sold in 2005 were rated M?* * Entertainment Software Association. Top 10 Facts. http://www.the...
8. X% fewer mistakes are made by laproscopic surgeons.* 37% * James C. Rosser, Jr, MD; Paul J. Lynch, MD; Laurie Cuddihy, ...
9. Laproscopic surgery is completed X% faster by surgeons who play video games.* 27% * James C. Rosser, Jr, MD; Paul J. Ly...
10. What % of public libraries allow patrons to play computer games?* 82% *Nicholson, Scott. (2007). The Role of Gaming in...
11. What % of public libraries circulate video games?* 30% *Nicholson, Scott. (2007). The Role of Gaming in Libraries: Tak...
12. What % of public libraries host video  game programs?* 13% *Nicholson, Scott. (2007). The Role of Gaming in Libraries:...
For Discussion: What Are Some Benefits  of Games?
Why Games at the Library? Games … <ul><li>Are just like books, they are just another new format  </li></ul><ul><li>Are the...
Gaming = literacy <ul><li>Environmental print </li></ul><ul><ul><li>signage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>labels </li></ul></...
“ Leet” & 4 // 3 I2 5 G A M E R S
Gaming Meets Developmental Needs of Young Adolescents <ul><li>Positive social interaction with adults & peers </li></ul><u...
What Developmental Needs/Assets Are Being Met?
Gaming Builds Developmental Assets of Adolescents <ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Boundari...
Does This Sound Like  Any Gamers You Know? <ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive </li></ul><ul><li>Wired </li></ul>...
Learning Principles in Games* <ul><li>Risk –taking in a “safe” environment </li></ul><ul><li>Rewards practice </li></ul><u...
BREAK
Gaming Reinforces    New Literacies <ul><li>Exposing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Employing information  </li></ul><ul><li>...
1. Exposing Knowledge <ul><li>Find information </li></ul><ul><li>Understand and explain found information regardless of it...
Runescape
Ways Games Expose Knowledge
2. Employing Information  <ul><li>Computation </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>A...
<ul><li>Estimating </li></ul><ul><li>Basic arithmetic </li></ul><ul><li>Averages </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul>Le...
Let's Try Set Game!
3. Expressing Ideas Compellingly   <ul><li>Mechanics matter </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity & efficiency highly rated </li></...
Ways Gamers Express  Ideas Compellingly <ul><li>Fan Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Machinima </li></ul><ul><li>Web Comics </li>...
FanFiction
Warcraft Tutorial
Ethics on the Internet <ul><li>Modding – recreating game content </li></ul><ul><li>FanFic – writing stories about characte...
How Can Libraries    Serve Gamers? <ul><li>Connect games with “traditional” materials </li></ul><ul><li>Think like a gamer...
Use Games in    Reader's Advisory <ul><li>INSTEAD OF:  </li></ul><ul><li>What authors do you like to read? </li></ul><ul><...
Think Like a Gamer <ul><li>Everything is in BETA </li></ul><ul><li>Get a screen name </li></ul><ul><li>It's all about YOU ...
Be a Strategy Guide...    ...Not a Level Boss! <ul><li>Show, don’t tell. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it interactive. </li></ul>...
Research Video Game    Culture <ul><li>Watch  Red Vs. Blue . </li></ul><ul><li>Read  Penny  Acade  or  PvP . </li></ul><ul...
Try Games <ul><li>Set Game </li></ul><ul><li>Penguin Baseball </li></ul><ul><li>Bejeweled </li></ul><ul><li>Chicktionary <...
And... <ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Collections </li></ul><ul><li>More at http://www.slideshare.net/informationgodde...
Games are like books, they are just another format
Gaming is the medium of choice for the millennial generation
1. Reader’s Advisory to Gamers <ul><li>INSTEAD OF:  </li></ul><ul><li>What authors do you like to read? </li></ul><ul><li>...
Reader’s Advisory to Gamers
Roleplaying/MMORPG Games <ul><li>Games:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Everquest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Runescape </li></ul></...
Historical Sim Games <ul><li>Games:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caesar </li></ul></ul><...
Sports Games <ul><li>Games:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Madden Football </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NBA Street </li></ul></ul><u...
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>Doom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quake </li></ul></ul><u...
Simulations <ul><li>Games:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Sims </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Urbz </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Char...
Japanese/Manga tie-in <ul><li>Games:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Katamari Damacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final Fantasy </li>...
Superhero Games <ul><li>Games:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spider-Man </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fantastic Four </li></ul></ul>...
Gaming Collection Development <ul><li>Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy guides </li></ul><ul><li>Nonfiction about gamin...
Link to.. <ul><li>Watch Red Vs. Blue </li></ul><ul><li>Read Penny Acade </li></ul><ul><li>Read  PvP </li></ul><ul><li>Set ...
Prima Strategy Guides <ul><li>eGuides in PDF format </li></ul><ul><li>504 titles </li></ul><ul><li>$12.99 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><...
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...
What Makes a Good Game? <ul><li>Plot  </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Character  </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics   ...
Asteroids Vector graphics in  Asteroids
ZORK Text RPG  Zork
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Katamari Damacy <ul><li>Unique plot </li></ul><ul><li>Creative gameplay </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple modes of play </li></ul>
Setting
Realistic Settings CA
Character Characteristics <ul><li>Customizable </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse </li></ul><ul><li>Representation of the player </...
Graphics and    Game Physics <ul><li>Smooth </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Appro...
Support
Sound <ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Ambient Noise </li></ul>
Finding Good Games <ul><li>Game Awards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul>...
W hat Makes a Good Game? 1.Who is this magazine for?  How can you tell? 2.What is appealing about the magazine? unappealin...
Collection Policy Considerations <ul><li>Formats  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Console  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PC </li></ul><...
Collection Management <ul><li>Storage depends on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>staff </li></ul>...
Best Practices: Collections in CA <ul><li>Rockridge Branch, Oakland Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 13-18 year olds ...
Best Practices: Collections in US <ul><li>Helen McGraw branch of the Irondequoit Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Games Ra...
What Makes a Successful Gaming Program? <ul><li>Do your homework </li></ul><ul><li>Provide variety </li></ul><ul><li>Open ...
Choose a Game That is... <ul><li>Multiplayer </li></ul><ul><li>Short Rounds </li></ul><ul><li>Rated E or T </li></ul><ul><...
Program Planning <ul><li>Date/Time/Location </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Style </li></ul><ul><li>Games </l...
Model Gaming Programs: CA <ul><li>Santa Monica Public Library, CA  Counterstrike   LAN party </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After h...
Model Gaming Programs: US <ul><li>Ann Arbor District Library (MI)  Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, & DDR </li></ul><ul><ul><...
“ Ddr+gutiart hero= fun” <ul><li>“ Awesome cuz everyone gets along with each other, there’s no waiting in line or nething ...
“ I loved ddr” <ul><li>“ I liked this because there’s too few of the DDR community around.  This is a good opportunity to ...
Librarian Resources <ul><li>Join the LibGaming Google Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email discussion for gaming in libraries...
Thank You! <ul><li>Beth Gallaway </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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  • Metro Oct 2007

    1. 1. Gaming, Learning & Literacy Presenter Beth Gallaway [email_address] An METRO Workshop Fall 2007
    2. 2. Introductions <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Position </li></ul><ul><li>What games do you play? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Workshop Overview <ul><li>Defining games </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of games… at the library! </li></ul><ul><li>Defining the gamer </li></ul><ul><li>Creating the gamer friendly library </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting games </li></ul><ul><li>Game programs </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s play some games! </li></ul>
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. Game Components <ul><li>Console/Playing Device </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PC, Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Screen or Monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Controller </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mouse, joystick, keyboard, peripheral device </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Power Source </li></ul><ul><li>Game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CD-Rom, cartridge, digital </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Game Play Devices <ul><li>Xbox </li></ul><ul><li>Playstation </li></ul><ul><li>Nintendo </li></ul><ul><li>PC </li></ul>
    7. 7. Game Controllers <ul><li>Keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Mouse </li></ul><ul><li>Mat </li></ul><ul><li>Guitar </li></ul><ul><li>Steering Wheel </li></ul><ul><li>Drum </li></ul><ul><li>Joystick </li></ul><ul><li>Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Controllers </li></ul>
    8. 8. Game Screens <ul><li>Monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul><ul><li>Projector/Screen </li></ul>
    9. 9. Ways to Play Video Games <ul><li>At an Arcade </li></ul><ul><li>On a PC or Mac </li></ul><ul><li>On a Plug ‘n’ Play Device </li></ul><ul><li>On a Mobile Device </li></ul><ul><li>On a Handheld Device </li></ul><ul><li>On a Console </li></ul>
    10. 10. Arcade Games
    11. 11. Plug ‘n’ Play <ul><li>Plugs into your TV </li></ul><ul><li>Play begins immediately </li></ul>
    12. 12. PC/Mac Gaming <ul><li>Computer with a hard drive </li></ul><ul><li>PC or Mac Platform </li></ul>
    13. 13. Console Sales <ul><li>Source: Video Game Charts. October 2007. http://www.vgchartz.com/ . Accessed October 8, 2007. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Handheld Sales <ul><ul><li>Source: Video Game Charts. October 2007. http://www.vgchartz.com/ . Accessed October 8, 2007. </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Mobile Gaming Devices <ul><li>Mobile gaming is expected to quadruple to 11.2 billion by 2010 </li></ul>
    16. 16. Gaming by the Numbers: An Interactive Quiz
    17. 17. 1. What is the average age of a gamer? * Entertainment Software Association. Top 10 Facts. http://www.theesa.com/facts/top_10_facts.php 33
    18. 18. 2. What % of teens report playing games online*? * Pew Internet & American Life Project. Teens and Technology, July 2005. 81 %
    19. 19. 3. What percent of people over 50 play games?* * Entertainment Software Association. Top 10 Facts. http://www.theesa.com/facts/top_10_facts.php 24% 24 %
    20. 20. 4. What % of gamers are female? * Entertainment Software Association. Top 10 Facts. http://www.theesa.com/facts/top_10_facts.php 38%
    21. 21. 5. How much money did computer & video game sales gross in 2006?* $7.6 Billion * Entertainment Software Association. Top 10 Facts. http://www.theesa.com/facts/top_10_facts.php
    22. 22. 6. What % of gamers play on handhelds? * Entertainment Software Association. Top 10 Facts. http://www.theesa.com/facts/top_10_facts.php 32 %
    23. 23. 7. What percentage of games sold in 2005 were rated M?* * Entertainment Software Association. Top 10 Facts. http://www.theesa.com/facts/top_10_facts.php 15%
    24. 24. 8. X% fewer mistakes are made by laproscopic surgeons.* 37% * James C. Rosser, Jr, MD; Paul J. Lynch, MD; Laurie Cuddihy, MD; Douglas A. Gentile, PhD; Jonathan Klonsky, MD; Ronald Merrell, MD. “The Impact of Video Games on Training Surgeons in the 21st Century.” Beth Israel Medical Center, Iowa State University. Arch Surg. 2007;142:181-186. . Accessed October 8, 2007.
    25. 25. 9. Laproscopic surgery is completed X% faster by surgeons who play video games.* 27% * James C. Rosser, Jr, MD; Paul J. Lynch, MD; Laurie Cuddihy, MD; Douglas A. Gentile, PhD; Jonathan Klonsky, MD; Ronald Merrell, MD. “The Impact of Video Games on Training Surgeons in the 21st Century.” Beth Israel Medical Center, Iowa State University. Arch Surg. 2007;142:181-186. . Accessed October 8, 2007.
    26. 26. 10. What % of public libraries allow patrons to play computer games?* 82% *Nicholson, Scott. (2007). The Role of Gaming in Libraries: Taking the Pulse. July 2007. http://boardgameswithscott.com/pulse2007.pdf . Accessed October 8, 2007.
    27. 27. 11. 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 October 8, 2007.
    28. 28. 12. What % of public libraries host video game programs?* 13% *Nicholson, Scott. (2007). The Role of Gaming in Libraries: Taking the Pulse. July 2007. http://boardgameswithscott.com/pulse2007.pdf . Accessed October 8, 2007.
    29. 29. For Discussion: What Are Some Benefits of Games?
    30. 30. Why Games at the Library? Games … <ul><li>Are just like books, they are just another new format </li></ul><ul><li>Are the medium of choice for the millennial generation </li></ul><ul><li>Meet developmental needs of teens </li></ul><ul><li>Build adolescents developmental assets </li></ul><ul><li>Are literary </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce new literacy's </li></ul>
    31. 31. 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>
    32. 32. “ Leet” & 4 // 3 I2 5 G A M E R S
    33. 33. Gaming Meets Developmental Needs of Young Adolescents <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
    34. 34. What Developmental Needs/Assets Are Being Met?
    35. 35. Gaming Builds Developmental Assets of Adolescents <ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Boundaries & Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive Use of Time </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Values </li></ul><ul><li>Social Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Identity </li></ul>The Search Institute. http://www.search-institute.org
    36. 36. Does This Sound Like Any Gamers You Know? <ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive </li></ul><ul><li>Wired </li></ul><ul><li>Self-aware </li></ul><ul><li>Always On </li></ul><ul><li>Heroic </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-taskers </li></ul><ul><li>Global </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Takers </li></ul>Beck, John and Mitchell Wade. Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever . Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
    37. 37. Learning Principles in Games* <ul><li>Risk –taking in a “safe” environment </li></ul><ul><li>Rewards practice </li></ul><ul><li>Use of affinity groups </li></ul><ul><li>Probing cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Situated meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Self-knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Identity formation </li></ul>*** Gee, James Paul. What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy . Palgrave McMillan, 2003
    38. 38. BREAK
    39. 39. Gaming Reinforces New Literacies <ul><li>Exposing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Employing information </li></ul><ul><li>Expressing ideas compellingly </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics on the Internet </li></ul>Warlick, David. ”The New Literacies.” Scholastic Administrator. Mar-Apr2005 http://www.scholastic.com/administrator/marapr05/articles.asp?article= newlit
    40. 40. 1. Exposing Knowledge <ul><li>Find information </li></ul><ul><li>Understand and explain found information regardless of its format </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate information </li></ul><ul><li>Organize information </li></ul>
    41. 41. Runescape
    42. 42. Ways Games Expose Knowledge
    43. 43. 2. Employing Information <ul><li>Computation </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul>
    44. 44. <ul><li>Estimating </li></ul><ul><li>Basic arithmetic </li></ul><ul><li>Averages </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul>Lemonade Stand
    45. 45. Let's Try Set Game!
    46. 46. 3. Expressing Ideas Compellingly <ul><li>Mechanics matter </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity & efficiency highly rated </li></ul><ul><li>Text, images, audio, and video are used to express ideas in many digital formats </li></ul>
    47. 47. Ways Gamers Express Ideas Compellingly <ul><li>Fan Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Machinima </li></ul><ul><li>Web Comics </li></ul><ul><li>Fan Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Clan Websites </li></ul>
    48. 48. FanFiction
    49. 49. Warcraft Tutorial
    50. 50. Ethics on the Internet <ul><li>Modding – recreating game content </li></ul><ul><li>FanFic – writing stories about characters created/owner by someone else </li></ul><ul><li>Machina – films/videos created through recording video game play </li></ul>
    51. 51. How Can Libraries Serve Gamers? <ul><li>Connect games with “traditional” materials </li></ul><ul><li>Think like a gamer </li></ul><ul><li>Become a strategy guide </li></ul><ul><li>Research video game culture </li></ul><ul><li>Support gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Create game collections </li></ul><ul><li>Host gaming programs </li></ul><ul><li>Try some games! </li></ul>
    52. 52. 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 (and enjoyed)? </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>
    53. 53. Think Like a Gamer <ul><li>Everything is in BETA </li></ul><ul><li>Get a screen name </li></ul><ul><li>It's all about YOU </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t break it </li></ul><ul><li>Fail early, fail often </li></ul>
    54. 54. Be a Strategy Guide... ...Not a Level Boss! <ul><li>Show, don’t tell. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it interactive. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a free-for-all. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for a demo of expertise </li></ul>
    55. 55. Research Video Game Culture <ul><li>Watch Red Vs. Blue . </li></ul><ul><li>Read Penny Acade or PvP . </li></ul><ul><li>Skim gaming magazines. </li></ul><ul><li>Link to game & cheat code sites </li></ul><ul><li>Pay attention to gaming around you </li></ul><ul><li>Attend GLLS2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Join the LibGaming Google group </li></ul>
    56. 56. Try Games <ul><li>Set Game </li></ul><ul><li>Penguin Baseball </li></ul><ul><li>Bejeweled </li></ul><ul><li>Chicktionary </li></ul><ul><li>Bob the Blob </li></ul><ul><li>Neopets </li></ul><ul><li>Runescape </li></ul><ul><li>Diner Dash </li></ul><ul><li>Snood </li></ul><ul><li>More at http://del.icio.us/informationgoddess29/games </li></ul>
    57. 57. And... <ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Collections </li></ul><ul><li>More at http://www.slideshare.net/informationgoddess29/ </li></ul>
    58. 58. Games are like books, they are just another format
    59. 59. Gaming is the medium of choice for the millennial generation
    60. 60. 1. Reader’s Advisory to Gamers <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 and enjoyed? </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>
    61. 61. Reader’s Advisory to Gamers
    62. 62. Roleplaying/MMORPG Games <ul><li>Games: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Everquest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Runescape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World of Warcraft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dark Age of Camelot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ultima </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>epic fantasy setting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>good vs. evil theme </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggest? </li></ul>
    63. 63. 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>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simulation elements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical setting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative history possibility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggest? </li></ul>
    64. 64. Sports Games <ul><li>Games: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Madden Football </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NBA Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for Speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tiger Woods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Golf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports theme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggest? </li></ul>
    65. 65. 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>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem to solve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logic, math, reasoning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggest? </li></ul>
    66. 66. First Person Shooters (FPS)‏ <ul><li>Games: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Halo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Warfare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Violent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggest? </li></ul>
    67. 67. Simulations <ul><li>Games: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Sims </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Urbz </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Character driven </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggest? </li></ul>
    68. 68. 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>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anime style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japanese culture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggest? </li></ul>
    69. 69. 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>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heroes/villains setting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good vs. evil theme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Film tie-ins </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggest? </li></ul>
    70. 70. 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>
    71. 71. Link to.. <ul><li>Watch Red Vs. Blue </li></ul><ul><li>Read Penny Acade </li></ul><ul><li>Read PvP </li></ul><ul><li>Set a Google Alert </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to a gaming podcast or blog </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming magazine websites </li></ul><ul><li>Cheat code websites </li></ul><ul><li>Games! </li></ul>
    72. 72. Prima Strategy Guides <ul><li>eGuides in PDF format </li></ul><ul><li>504 titles </li></ul><ul><li>$12.99 each </li></ul>
    73. 73. 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>
    74. 74. 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
    75. 75. 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
    76. 76. 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/
    77. 77. 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
    78. 78. 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>
    79. 79. 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
    80. 80. What Makes a Good Game? <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>
    81. 81. Asteroids Vector graphics in Asteroids
    82. 82. ZORK Text RPG Zork
    83. 83. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    84. 84. Katamari Damacy <ul><li>Unique plot </li></ul><ul><li>Creative gameplay </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple modes of play </li></ul>
    85. 85. Setting
    86. 86. Realistic Settings CA
    87. 87. Character Characteristics <ul><li>Customizable </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse </li></ul><ul><li>Representation of the player </li></ul>
    88. 88. Graphics and Game Physics <ul><li>Smooth </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate </li></ul>
    89. 89. Support
    90. 90. Sound <ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Ambient Noise </li></ul>
    91. 91. Finding Good Games <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><ul><li>Game Reviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul>
    92. 92. W hat Makes a Good Game? 1.Who is this magazine for? How can you tell? 2.What is appealing about the magazine? unappealing? 3.What can you learn from the ads? 4.What can you learn from the articles? 5.What are clues in the reviews that indicate the game is well-executed? poorly executed? 6.How might you narrow down purchasing decisions? 7.Would you buy this magazine for your library?
    93. 93. 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>
    94. 94. 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>
    95. 95. Best Practices: Collections in CA <ul><li>Rockridge Branch, Oakland Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 13-18 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>PS2 games </li></ul><ul><li>Limit of 2 games per patron. </li></ul><ul><li>No holds and no renewals. </li></ul><ul><li>7 day free checkout </li></ul><ul><li>$1/day late fee </li></ul><ul><li>$50 / replacement fee </li></ul><ul><li>Genres: sports, adventure, racing, fighting, and shooters. </li></ul>
    96. 96. Best Practices: Collections in US <ul><li>Helen McGraw branch of the Irondequoit Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Games Rated E, E10+ and T </li></ul><ul><li>PS2 and PC games </li></ul><ul><li>14 day circ </li></ul><ul><li>$.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>
    97. 97. What Makes a Successful Gaming Program? <ul><li>Do your homework </li></ul><ul><li>Provide variety </li></ul><ul><li>Open up to the community </li></ul><ul><li>Spread the word </li></ul><ul><li>Play </li></ul>
    98. 98. Choose a Game That is... <ul><li>Multiplayer </li></ul><ul><li>Short Rounds </li></ul><ul><li>Rated E or T </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging to Master </li></ul><ul><li>Appealing to a wide demographic </li></ul>
    99. 99. Program Planning <ul><li>Date/Time/Location </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Style </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Prizes </li></ul>
    100. 100. Model Gaming Programs: CA <ul><li>Santa Monica Public Library, CA Counterstrike LAN party </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After hours program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50 teens lined up around the block to play </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After School Zone, Benicia Public Library , CA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hanging out, snacks and playing games encourages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kids and teens who have gotten parental consent can play Halo 2 and Ghost Recon on the XBox 360; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. Melee are popular on Gamecube </li></ul></ul>
    101. 101. Model Gaming Programs: US <ul><li>Ann Arbor District Library (MI) Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, & DDR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tournaments for all ages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>North Hunterdon High School (NJ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student-run game night in the cafeteria </li></ul></ul>
    102. 102. “ Ddr+gutiart hero= fun” <ul><li>“ Awesome cuz everyone gets along with each other, there’s no waiting in line or nething (sic). Plus guitar hero is a wicked rad game.” </li></ul>
    103. 103. “ I loved ddr” <ul><li>“ I liked this because there’s too few of the DDR community around. This is a good opportunity to meet people with like interests.” </li></ul>
    104. 104. Librarian Resources <ul><li>Join the LibGaming Google Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email discussion for gaming in libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://groups.google.com/group/libgaming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Game On! Video Games in Libraries blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog about gaming news of interest to libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.libgaming.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Join YALSA and the Teen Gaming Interest Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YALSA interest group dedicated to gaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ala.org/yalsa </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Celebrate Teen Tech Week </li></ul>
    105. 105. Thank You! <ul><li>Beth Gallaway </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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