Gaming in the Public Library pt 3

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Gaming in the Public Library pt 3

  1. 1. Selection of Gaming Software Kathryn Kelley 9410 Developing and Organizing Media Collections Assignment 3 October 28, 2008
  2. 2. Procedure for selecting and purchasing software <ul><li>Consider: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>popularity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>multi-player </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>easy interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>age & skill level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>variety of genres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>game reviews </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Popular Game Genres <ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Rhythm </li></ul><ul><li>Racing </li></ul><ul><li>Role Playing </li></ul><ul><li>Puzzles </li></ul>
  4. 4. Popular Social Games <ul><li>Mario Kart </li></ul><ul><li>Guitar Hero </li></ul><ul><li>Rock Band </li></ul><ul><li>Dance Dance Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Wii Sports </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ratings <ul><li>E (Everyone) </li></ul><ul><li>E10+ (Everyone 10 and over) </li></ul><ul><li>T (Teen) </li></ul>http://www.brainygamer.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/11/01/shift_esrb_2.jpg
  6. 6. Budget/Purchasing Plan <ul><li>branch library requests </li></ul><ul><li>non-library vendors </li></ul><ul><li>plan for new releases, replacements </li></ul><ul><li>add video game titles to circulating collections </li></ul>
  7. 7. Management <ul><li>secure storage when not in use </li></ul><ul><li>supervised tournaments </li></ul><ul><li>circulated titles processed like DVDs, CDs </li></ul><ul><li>1-week check out </li></ul>

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