Gaming In Libraries

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Presentation given as a PSTG at the University of Pittsburgh ULS. The focus is on how gaming and libraries can be merged for outreach and staff interactions.

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  • 1. Gaming in Libraries Reaching Out & Teaching By JohnFudrow PSTG 11.14.2008

2. 3. 4. Nostalgia 5.

  • 1952 Noughts and Crosses developed at Cambridge
  • 1958 William Higginbotham develops Tennis for Two on an oscilloscope
  • 1976/1980 Atari 2600 released/ Pac Man arrives stateside
  • 1986/1990 NES and Sega Master System/SNES vs Genesis
  • 1991 Sid Meiers Civilization released
  • 1995/1996/1998 Sony Playstation/Nintendo 64/Pokemon
  • 2000 Playstation 2/Phantasy Star Online
  • 2004/2006 World of Warcraft/Nintendo Wii

Brief History of Video Gaming History 6. Progression 7. New Paths 8. Average Age ofGame Players The Facts 34 50+ Under 18 18 - 49 9. Cultural Influences 10. Why the Library? 11. Outreach 12. Community 13. Staff Development 14. Instruction Ill Get It Within Range 15. Information Literacy 16. Collection 17. Preservation 18. Future Possibilities 19. Questions? Harris, Amy, and Scott E. Rice.Gaming inAcademic Libraries: Collections,Marketing, and Information Literacy .Chicago: Association of College andResearch Libraries, 2008. 20. Quarantined: Axl Wise and the Information Outbreak http://gaming.techsource.ala.org/images/e/ec/Quarantined_techsource.pdf Hard Play at UCalgary http://www.ucalgary.ca/hardplay/ IL Game at UNC http://library.uncg.edu/game/ Library Arcade http://www.library.cmu.edu/Libraries/etc/index.html Library Game Links 21. Library Game Blogs Library Games http://librarygames.blogspot.com/ LibGaming http://libgaming.blogspot.com/ Research Quest http://researchquest.blogspot.com/ ALA Techsource http://gaming.techsource.ala.org/ 22. Resources & Game Info Entertainment Software Association http://www.theesa.com/ Gaming Bibliography http://www.refworks.com/refshare?site=045671184310000000/RWWS6A1113260/gaming%20in%20libraries Worldcat.org List http://www.worldcat.org/profiles/johnfudrow/lists/42713 History of Video Gaming http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_games