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  • Core Collections: Video Game Evaluation, Selection, Cataloging, Storage and Marketing
  • Get The Slides!
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    • Resources at: http://del.icio.us/informationgoddess29/semls
    • Evaluating Games
    • Selecting Games
    • Storing Games
    • Best Practices
    • Core Collections
    • Digital Collections
    • Programming with Video Games
    Agenda
  • Evaluating Games
    • Plot
    • Setting
    • Character
    • Graphics
    • Sound track
    • Modification/Customization
    • Uniqueness
    • ________________
    • Replayability
  • Asteroids Vector graphics in Asteroids
  • ZORK Text RPG Zork
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Plot
    • Unique plot
    • Compelling story
    • Creative gameplay
    • Multiple modes of play
  • Setting
  • Realistic Settings CA
  • Character
    • Customizable
    • Diverse
    • Representation of the player
  • Graphics and Game Physics
    • Smooth
    • Seamless
    • Realistic
    • Appropriate
  • Soundtrack
    • Music
    • Speech
    • Ambient Noise
  • Support
  • Exercise: Gaming Magazines 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?
  • Collecting Games
  • Game Policy Questions
    • Who is the collection for?
    • What formats will you collect?
    • What genres will you collect?
    • What is your selection criteria?
    • What resources will you use to select?
    • Where will you purchase from?
    • Is there a donation policy?
    • How will the collection be classified/cataloged?
    • Where will the collection be stored?
    • How will it be displayed?
    • What security measures need to be taken?
    • What is the procedure for materials challenge?
  • Sample Video Game Policy
    • 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.
  • Purchasing Games
    • From game stores
      • Game Stop, EB Games, Game Crazy
    • From library companies
      • Baker & Taylor, Thomas Kline/Crimson Multimedia, S&S Worldwide
    • From retailers
      • Amazon.com, Comp USA, Best Buy, Circuit City, Wal*Mart
    • Direct from the publisher
      • Red Octane
    • Online
      • Game Tap, PlayFirst, Direct2Drive, Overdrive
  • Game Reviews
    • Game Reviews
      • Magazines
      • Library Journals
      • Gaming Websites
      • “ Family Friendly” Review Sites
    • Game Awards
      • Websites
      • Magazines
      • Organizations
      • Networks
  • Library Journals
    • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
    • School Library Journal
  • Magazines
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly $12.00/yr
    • Game Informer $19.99/yr
    • Games For Windows, $12.00/yr
    • Nintendo Power $19.95/yr
    • Official Xbox Magazine $24.95/yr
    • PC Gamer $19.95/yr
    • PlayStation Monthly (PSM) $10.00/yr
  • General Interest Magazines
    • Geek Monthly $19.95/yr
    • Reader's Digest $24.98/yr
    • PC Magazine $19.97/yr
    • Play $17.95/yr
    • Wired $10.00/yr
  • Review Sites
    • IGN
    • GameRankings
    • GameSpot
    • GameSpy
  • “ Family Friendly” Review Sites
    • Children's Technology Review
    • Common Sense Media
    • Edutaining Kids
    • Gamer Dad
    • Parent's Choice
    • Super Kids
  • Awards
    • • IGN Game of the Year (Jan)
    • AIAS Game of the Year (Feb)
    • • Game Developer’s Choice Awards (Mar)‏
    • • Game Critics Awards (May)
    • • BAFTA Excellence in Video Games (Oct)
    • • GameSpot Game of the Year (Dec)
    • • GameSpy G ame of the Year (Dec)
  • Ratings
    • The Entertainment Software Ratings Board
    • (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
  • Collection Management
    • Storage depends on:
      • format
      • staff
      • space
      • budget
    • Theft
      • start with programs
      • start small
    • Troubleshooting
      • replacement/repair
  • Theft
    • Choose secure storage
    • Build community
    • Examine circulation policies
  • Secure Storage
    • Kwik Cases
    • Locking Caps
    • Locking Security Straps
  • Troubleshooting
    • Clearly label format
    • Collections are self weeding collection
    • Games can be cleaned with rubbing alcohol
    • Scratches can be removed with cleaning devices for use with CDs & DVDs
  • Cataloging Issues
    • Vocabulary/Genre
    • Sources for game information
    • System Requirements
    • Extra content (manual, maps, etc)‏
    • Compatibility
    • Bugs
    • Title screen vs. main menu?
  • More Cataloging Issues
    • “ Formally presented information"
    • Credits
    • Updates
    • Mods
    • Unlockable content?
  • Best Practices: Collections
  • Helen McGraw Branch Irondequit (NY) Public Library
    • Ratings: Games rated E, E10+ and T
    • Platforms: PS2 and PC
    • Loan Period: 14 day circ
    • Late fee: $.25/day
    • Replacement Fee: Game cost+$5
    • Genres:
      • compilations
      • sports
      • racing games
      • platformers
      • unique and quirky titles
  • Rockridge Branch, Oakland (CA) Public Library
    • Ages: 13-18 year olds
    • Platform: PS2
    • Loan Period: 7 day free checkout
    • Late fee: $1/day
    • Replacement fee: $50
    • Limits: 2 games per patron; no holds/renewals.
    • Genres:
      • sports
      • adventure
      • racing
      • fighting
      • shooteers
  • Core Collections
  • PC Games for Children
    • Finding Nemo (Disney/Pixar, 2005)‏
    • Fisher Price Little People Discovery Games (Vivendi Universal, 2003)
    • I Spy Spooky Mansion Deluxe (Riverhillsoft, 2005)
    • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Mini Games (Activision, 2004)
    • Nancy Drew: White Wolf of Icicle Creek (HerInteractive, 2007)
    • Rollercoaster Tycoon (Hasbro/InfoGrames, 1999)
  • PC Games for Teens
    • Age of Empires (Ensemble Studios/Microsoft, 2002)‏
    • F-15 (Origin/Janes Combat, 1998)‏
    • Guild Wars (NCSoft/ArenaNet, 2006)‏
    • The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth (EA, 2004)‏
    • Sid Meier’s Pirates! (2K Games, 2005)‏
    • The Sims 2 (Maxis/EA 2005)‏
  • PC Games for Adults
    • Civilization IV (Firaxis/Infogrames, 2005)‏
    • Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (EA Games, 2002)
    • Space Invaders Anniversary (Empire Interactive, 2003)
    • SWAT 4 (Irrational Games/Vivendi, 2005)
    • Ultimate Mahjongg 20 (ValuSoft Inc.)
    • Unreal (Epic/GT Interactive, 1999)
  • XBox360 for Children
    • Cars Mater National (THQ, 2006)
    • FIFA Soccer 08 (Electronic Arts, 2007)
    • Lego Star Wars II (Eidos, Traveller’s Tales, 2007)‏
    • Harry Potty and the Goblet of Fire (Electronic Arts, 2005)
    • Viva Pinata (Rare LTD, 2006)‏
  • XBox360 for Teens
    • Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LusasArts, 2007)
    • Guitar Hero II(RedOctane, 2007)
    • Madden NFL 2006 (Electronic Arts, 2005)
    • Need for Speed Underground (EA, 2003)
    • Tony Hawk's Underground THUG (Activision/Neversoft, 2003)‏
  • Xbox360 for Adults
    • Fable (Microsoft Game Studios/ Big Blue Box, 2004)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 (Ubisoft, 2003)
    • Call of Duty 2 (Activision/Infinity Ward 2005)
    • Halo 3 (Bungie, 2007)
    • Madden NFL 2007 (EA, 2006)
    • Project Gotham Racing 3 (Microsoft Game Studios/Bizarre Creations, 2005)
  • PS2 for Children
    • Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (Traveller's Tales/ Universal Interactive Studios, 2002)
    • Gran Turismo 4 (Polyphony, 2005)‏
    • Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (EA/ Griptonite Games, 2005)
    • Katamari Damacy (Namco, 2005)
  • PS2 for Teens
    • Call of Duty: Finest Hour (Activision, 2004)
    • DDR Extreme 2 (Konami)‏
    • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (Atari, 2004)
    • Final Fantasy XII (Square Enix, 2006)
    • Kingdom Hearts (Square Enix/Disney, 2002)
    • The Incredibles ( THQ, Inc, 2004)
    • Need for Speed Underground (EA, 2003)
  • PS2 for Adults
    • Metal Gear Solid II: Sons of Liberty (Konami, 2001)
    • Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (Midway, 2006)
    • Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Arcade Collection (Namco 2006)
    • Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (Ubisoft, 2006)
    • WWE SmackDown 4! Shut Your Mouth (THQ Inc )
  • Wii
    • Animal Crossings (Nintendo, 2006)
    • Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Nintendo, 2006)
    • Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, 2006)
    • Rayman Raving Rabbids (Ubisoft, 2006)
    • Super Paper Mario (Nintendo, 2007)
    • Trauma Center: Second Opinion (Nintendo, 2006)
    • Wii Play (Nintendo, 2006) 
  • Digital Downloads for Gamers
  • Get the Slides!
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    • Find on SlideShare.net
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  • Prima Strategy Guides
    • eGuides in PDF format
    • 504 titles
    • $12.99 each
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  • Subscription Services
  • GameTap
    • GameTap is an online arcade of 900+ video games from Turner
    • Platform: PC
    • Cost: $6.95-9.95/month
    • Accounts: 8 logins per location
    • Limit: No public performance
  • GameTap Collection
    • Atari 2600 (104)
    • Commodore 64 (55)
    • Sega Dreamcast (7)‏
    • Sega Genesis (81)
    • Intellivision (12)
    • Windows (377)‏
    • ... and more!
  • GameTap Membership
  • Games On Demand: Unlimited
    • Games on demand: Unlimited Play is a monthly subscription service from Comcast
    • Platform: PC
    • Ratings: E 10+ T M
    • 500 titles
    • Cost: $14.95/month
    http://gamesoduser.comcast.net/gamesondemand/unlimited.html
  • Games On Demand: Kids Play
    • Games on Demand: Kids Play is a monthly game subscription service from Comcast
    • Platform: PC
    • Ratings: EC/E
    • 72 Titles
    • Cost: $7.95/month
    http://gamesoduser.comcast.net/gamesondemand/unlimited.html
  • PlayFirst
    • Playfirst is a game site from Viacom with free demos and full versions for sale
    • Platform: Mac/PC
    • Ratings: N/A
    • Cost: $19.95
    http://www.playfirst.com/
  • Direct To Drive
    • Direct to Drive provides game downloads from IGN.
    • Platform: PC
    • Titles:
    • Ratings E-M
    • Cost: $20-$49.99
    http://www.direct2drive.com
  • Shockwave Unlimited
    • Shockwave unlimited provides ad-free access to downloadable games from Atom Entertainment
    • Platform: PC
    • Cost: $4.95-$9.95/month
  • Direct to Drive Bargains
  • Overdrive
    • Overdrive has a collection of productivity and arcade games accessible via library card
    • Platform: PC
    • Titles: 70
    • Cost: ???
    http://www.overdrive.com/products/dlr/mediaformats/games.asp
  • Download to Library Computer
  • StepMania
    • DDR for your fingers... unless you plug in a USB pad
    http://www.stepmania.com/
  • Snood
    • Puzzle game... or shooter?
    http://www.womgames.com/games /
  • Games to Bookmark for Children
  • Apple Corp
    • Premise: Mr. Potato Head, but with other fruits & vegetables
    http://apple-corps.westnet.com/apple_corps.2.html
  • Fun Brain
    • Educational games with math, science & reading themes
    http://www.funbrain.com/
  • Girls Go Tech
    • Girl Scout website with games related to badgework on codes & communication
    http://www.girlsgotech.org/games.html
  • Neopets
    • Raise a virtual, electronic pet. Highly commercial.
    http://www.neopets.com/
  • WebKinz
    • Webkinz pets are lovable plush pets that each come with a unique Secret Code. With it, you enter Webkinz World where you care for your virtual pet, answer trivia, earn KinzCash, and play the best kids games on the net!
    http://www.webkinz.com/
  • Games to Bookmark for Teens & Adults
  • Darfur is Dying
    • A serious simulation game about genocide. Keep your refugee camp stable in the face of many threats
    http://www.darfurisdying.com/
  • Runescape
    • Medieval styled MMORGP
    http://www.runescape.com/
  • Kingdom of Loathing
    • Free and funny turn-based RPG with online chat/group option
    http://www.kingdomofloathing.com
  • IFiction
    • Archive of over 250 text adventure games, also called Interactive Fiction.
    http://www.ifiction.org/
  • Set Game
    • Goal: locate 6 set from the 12 cells by selecting 3 cells to create a set
      • http://www.addictinggames.com
  • Shockwave
    • Free online games including arcade games, action games, sports games, puzzle games, flash games and more.
    http://www.shockwave.com/home.jsp
  • Chicktionary
    • Word Scramble Game
    http://www.shockwave.com/gamelanding/chicktionary.jsp
  • Addicting Games
    • Free online games including arcade games, action games, sports games, puzzle games, flash games and more.
      • http://www.addictinggames.com
  • Bob the Blob
    • Premise: Bob the Blob is sucked into a 3rd dimension while eating his hamburger. Can you help him escape this world of endless possibilites?
    http://www.addictinggames.com/blobbob.html
  • Bonus
    • Free online games including arcade games, action games, sports games, puzzle games, flash games and more.
    http://www.bonus.com/
  • Education Arcade
    • Learning through authentic and engaging play
    http://www.educationarcade.org
  • Games for Change
    • 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.
    http://www.gamesforchange.org
  • Gaia Online
    • 3-D digital community. Play games to earn points to customize your avatar.
    http://www.gaiaonline.com
  • Second Life
    • 3-D virtual world created and owned by it's residents
    http://secondlife.com
  • What Makes a Successful Gaming Program?
    • Do your homework
    • Provide variety
    • Open up to the community
    • Spread the word
    • Play
  • Choose a Game That is...
    • Multiplayer
    • Short Rounds
    • Rated E or T
    • Easy to Learn
    • Challenging to Master
    • Appealing to a wide demographic
  • Model Gaming Programs:
    • Santa Monica Public Library, CA Counterstrike LAN party
      • After hours program
      • 50 teens lined up around the block to play
    • After School Zone, Benicia Public Library , CA
      • Hanging out, snacks and playing games encourages
      • Kids and teens who have gotten parental consent can play Halo 2 and Ghost Recon on the XBox 360;
      • Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. Melee are popular on Gamecube
  • More Model Gaming Programs
    • Ann Arbor District Library (MI) Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, & DDR
      • Tournaments for all ages
      • Regular programs
      • Online community
    • North Hunterdon High School (NJ)
      • Student-run game night in the cafeteria
  • Program Planning
    • Date/Time/Location
    • Audience
    • Style
    • Games
    • Food
    • Prizes
  • “ Ddr+gutiart hero= fun”
    • “ 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.”
  • “ I loved ddr”
    • “ I liked this because there’s too few of the DDR community around. This is a good opportunity to meet people with like interests.”
  • Thank You!
    • Contact Beth: informationgoddess29@gmail.com