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Quick Info on Gaming 4 Libraries

In STT on October 14, 2009 at 2:46 pm

A little something I whipped up for the 2009 NELA Annual Conference this weekend in Hartford, CT.  I get the pleasure of being one of the helper hosts in the Information Technology Section’s 2nd Annual Game Room.

Buying Games and Equipment
Game Stop
http://www.gamestop.com/
Goto Store Locator to find store nearest you

  • They sell all consoles and games & accessories for those systems (Wii, PlayStation, Xbox, DS, PSP)
  • They also sell USED games and equipment – take advantage of this and stretch your budget!
  • They take trade-ins, when your patrons stop using a game trade it in for something new!

Online Bibliography
Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki

Goto: Programming / Gaming

http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Gaming

Pew Internet & American Life Project – http://www.pewinternet.org/
Very good non-partisan source for data and trends on all aspects of how American use the internet and their computers.  Applicable studies listed below.
Goto
: http://www.pewinternet.org/topics/Gaming.aspx Or search site with keyword: gaming.

  • Major new study shatters stereotypes about teens & video games.
  • Teens, Video Games, and Civics.
  • Let the games begin: Gaming technology and college students
  • Adults and Video Games.

Entertainment Software Associationhttp://www.theesa.com/
Video game industry professional organization.  Promotes video gaming as well as is responsible for rating video games (ESRB).

Book Bibliography
Game On!  Gaming at the Library / Beth Gallaway

Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2009.
978-1555705954

Gaming in Academic Libraries: Collections, Marketing, & Information Literacy  / Amy Harris & Scott E. Rice (Editors)
Association of College & Research Libraries, 2008
978-0838984819

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