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Game On!: Gaming at the Library
Game On! has the answers and approaches you need to make effective, successful choices about video gaming in your library. Learn the basics through a helpful discussion about the history and research of gaming, from computers to newer popular platforms. Gallaway includes a core collection of games, serices, and systems that will appeal to your tween and teen patrons as wel ...more
Paperback, 306 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Neal-Schuman Publishers
(first published October 30th 2008)
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Chapters cover video game basics, video games at the library/providing library services to gamers, gaming programs, selecting/collecting/circulating video games, and the future of games. Some information is still applicable, but some information is dated now, a decade after publication. Besides mentions of specific games and consoles, there are also links to and mentions of many resources that are now defunct.
An excellent resource for any Librarian looking to introduce gaming into their library. This is pretty much a how-to manual. I love it! Everything in here is pretty common sense, but not everyone would think to ask certain questions, or look at certain problems from every perspective. A lot of material is covered in this concise guide, and it's a great reference after a gaming program has been set up. Soon it may become obsolete as newer games come on the market, but it still serves as a good re ...more
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