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Playing the Game: Gaming and Libraries. Ben Derr Ray Haines Alison Little OCLC. OCLC Smith Board Room. Today’s Typical Gamers Here they are…. …or are they??. Meet today’s online gamers. Gaming is nothing new. It’s just adapted to a new age. Today’s Information Consumers. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Playing the GamePlaying the Game:
Gaming and Libraries
Today’s Typical Gamers
Gaming is nothing new.
It’s just adapted to a new age.
OCLC Online Computer Library Center
Today’s Information Consumers
Let’s say our typical Internet user and our typical gamer plan to buy a digital camera. Let’s compare strategy…
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Games
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Evolution of gaming resources
1993: Countless thousands of dial-up BBS’s.
Landmark game Doom is released.
Today: Internet enabled collaboration
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2004: 30 year anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons. It peaked in the 80’s, but 4 million still play regularly.
February 16, 1978: The first known BBS came into being in Chicago, Illinois. Originally called a Computerized Bulletin Board System (CBBS) run by Ward Christensen. http://sysopscorner.thebbs.org/bbshist.html and http://www.freewarehof.org/ward.html
OCLC Online Computer Library Center
Today’s information consumers
Multi-tasking
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Comparison
Layout comparison
Tabbed pages
Layout comparison
Three columns
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Team collaboration
Questions?