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  • 1. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Video Game Collection DevelopmentSEMLS October 2009

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  • Beth Gallaway, Consultant
  • Email:[email_address]
  • Website:http://informationgoddess.info
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3. WHAT % OF PUBLIC LIBRARIESCIRCULATE VIDEO GAMES?* 30% *Nicholson, Scott. (2007). The Role of Gaming in Libraries: Taking the Pulse.July 2007.http://boardgameswithscott.com/pulse2007.pdf 4. GAMING COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

  • Magazines
  • Strategy guides
  • Nonfiction about gaming
  • Fiction with gaming as a plot or subplot

5. POLICY CONSIDERATIONS

  • Format
    • Console/Handhelds/ PC
  • Breadth & Depth
    • Genres
    • Styles
    • Age ranges
    • Ratings
  • Budget

6. BUDGET http://librarygamingtoolkit.org/budget.html 7. WHAT PERCENTAGE OF GAMESPRODUCED IN 2007 WERE RATED M?* Gamespot.http://www.gamespot.com/news/6185699.html 6% 8. 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?

9. 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 .

Gaming, Learning & Libraries July 2007 10. PURCHASING GAMES

  • From library companies
    • Baker & Taylor
    • Ingram
    • Crimson Multimedia
    • S&S Worldwide
  • From retailers
    • Amazon.com
    • Comp USA
    • Best Buy
    • Wal*Mart
  • Direct from the publisher
    • Red Octane
  • From game stores
    • Game Stop
    • Electronics Boutique
    • Game Crazy

11. COLLECTION MANAGEMENT

  • Storage depends on:
    • format
    • staff
    • space
    • Budget
  • Issues
    • replacement/repair
    • resistance
  • Theft
    • secure storage
    • community buy-in start
    • Friendly circ policies

12. SECURE STORAGE

  • Kwik Cases
  • Locking Caps
  • Locking Security Straps

Gaming, Learning & Libraries July 2007 13. TROUBLESHOOTING 14. BEST PRACTICES: COLLECTIONS

  • Rockridge
  • Ages 13-18 year olds
  • PS2 games
  • 2 games/patron
  • No holds/renewals
  • 7 day free checkout
  • $1/day late fee
  • $50/replacement fee
  • Genres: sports, adventure, racing, fighting, and shooters.
  • Helen McGraw
  • E, E10+ and T
  • PS2 and PC games
  • 14 day circ
  • $.25/day late fee
  • game cost+$5/replacement fee
  • Genres: compilations, sports, racing games, platformers, unique and quirky titles

15. WHAT MAKES A GOOD GAME?

  • Replayability
  • Plot
  • Setting
  • Character
  • Graphics
  • Sound track
  • Modification/Customization
  • Uniqueness

16. ASTEROIDS 17. ZORK 18. STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC 19. 20. SETTING 21. REALISTIC SETTINGS 22. CHARACTER 23. PHYSICS 24. SUPPORT 25. SOUND 26. GAME AWARDS

  • BAFTA -http://www.bafta.org/
  • IGN -http://bestof.ign.com
  • Academy of Interactive Arts and Scienceshttp://www.interactive.org/
  • GameSpot -http://www.gamespot.com
  • GameSpy -http://goty.gamespy.com
  • Game Developers Choice Awards - http://www.gamechoiceawards.com/
  • Game Critics Awards http://www.gamecriticsawards.com/

27. GAME REVIEWS

  • School Library Journal
  • Voice of Youth Advocates
  • Video Librarian
  • Gaming Magazines
  • Tech Magazines
  • Popular Culture Magazines

28. OTHER RESOURCES

  • What They Play www.whattheyplay.com
  • Gamer Dad www.gamingwithchildren.com
  • Video Game Librarianwww.videogamelibrarian.com
  • Video Game Report Cardwww.mediafamily.org

29. PC GAMES FOR CHILDREN

  • Finding Nemo
  • I Spy Spooky Mansion Deluxe
  • Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 3
  • Civ City: Rome

30. PC GAMES FOR TEENS

  • The Lord of the Rings II: Battle for Middle-earth
  • Medal of Honor:Allied Assault
  • The Movies
  • Psychonauts
  • Sid Meiers Pirates!

31. PS3 GAMES FOR CHILDREN

  • FIFA Soccer 09
  • Kung Fu Panda:the Game
  • MX vs ATV: Untamed
  • Ratchet & Tank:Tools of Destruction
  • Spyro: Dawn of
  • the Dragon

32. PS3 GAMES FOR TEENS

  • Guitar Hero: World Tour
  • American Idol Karaoke Revolution
  • Lair
  • The Simpsons Game
  • Tiger WoodsPGA Tour

33. WII GAMES FOR CHILDREN

  • MarioKart Wii
  • Boom Blox
  • Elebits
  • Super Paper Mario
  • Tony HawksDownhill Jam

34. WII GAMES FOR TEENS

  • Rayman Raving Rabbids
  • Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Super SmashBros. Brawl
  • Trauma Center: Second Opinion

35. XBOX 360 GAMES FOR CHILDREN

  • Harry Potter and theOrder of the Phoenix
  • Beijing 2008
  • Bionicle Heroes
  • Robo Blitz
  • Viva Pinata

36. XBOX 360 GAMES FOR TEENS

  • Lego Star Wars:The Complete Saga
  • Beautiful Katamari
  • Fight Night Round 3
  • Lost Odyssey
  • Project Gotham Racing 3

37. CORE COLLECTIONS

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  • Thank You!
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