A survey of gaming  in UK libraries, 2010 Sarah McNicol
<ul><li>Responses </li></ul><ul><li>117 responses </li></ul><ul><li>63% public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>27% school libr...
Policies
Schools vs public libraries
Gaming resources for loan
Schools vs public libraries
Playing games in the library
Schools vs public libraries
<ul><li>Gaming activities </li></ul><ul><li>Warhammer (40K) club 30 libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Wii club 11 libraries </li...
Age groups
Benefits of gaming Attract new users 29 Social interaction 28 Attract young people 25 Maths skills 18 Literacy skills 16 F...
Challenges of encouraging gaming Noise/behaviour 40 Complaints from other users 30 Lack of space 17 Financial constraints ...
Encouraging gaming
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  1. 1. A survey of gaming in UK libraries, 2010 Sarah McNicol
  2. 2. <ul><li>Responses </li></ul><ul><li>117 responses </li></ul><ul><li>63% public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>27% school libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Also university, college, joint and special libraries </li></ul>
  3. 3. Policies
  4. 4. Schools vs public libraries
  5. 5. Gaming resources for loan
  6. 6. Schools vs public libraries
  7. 7. Playing games in the library
  8. 8. Schools vs public libraries
  9. 9. <ul><li>Gaming activities </li></ul><ul><li>Warhammer (40K) club 30 libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Wii club 11 libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Games Workshop 10 libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Board/traditional games 7 libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Other clubs include: Yu Gi Oh, Dungeons & Dragons, online gaming, game design, Lord of the Rings, Pokemon </li></ul>
  10. 10. Age groups
  11. 11. Benefits of gaming Attract new users 29 Social interaction 28 Attract young people 25 Maths skills 18 Literacy skills 16 Fun 13 Social skills 13 Use of other resources 12 Challenges perceptions of library 8 Safe space 7 Attract boys 6
  12. 12. Challenges of encouraging gaming Noise/behaviour 40 Complaints from other users 30 Lack of space 17 Financial constraints 16 Difficult to monitor 13 Not appropriate in library 12 Limited PCs 11 Staff availability 10 Negative staff attitudes 8
  13. 13. Encouraging gaming
  14. 14. To find out more… http://www.scribd.com/doc/38404825/Gaming-in-Libraries-Report [email_address]

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