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The topic of the day was Core Collections. I’m not sure if people are on vacation, or what, but the discussion was decidely low key. And, it wandered to gaming in academic libraries and cataloging issues – both of which could be a topic in and of themselves, in a future chat!
So, in addition to the (brief) transcript that follows, I’m including a recent purchase of $1500 worth of video games as a core collection for a library in MA. Titles are bookmarked and annotated at http://www.delicious.com/informationgoddess29/corecollections, and tagged with console and rating.
3:21 PM 8bitlibrary: Today at 4pm EST: #libgaming TOPIC on Twitter: Core Collections http://bit.ly/9EkMwd #tlchatJul
3:59 PM infogdss29: Today at 4pm EST: #libgaming TOPIC on Twitter: Core Collections http://fb.me/E59lkSzg
4:01 PM infogdss29: what are your core collection issues/concerns/must have titles? #libgaming
4:30 PM infogdss29: #libgaming I’m thinking of updating my core collection video game list at http://delicious.com/informationgoddess29/corecollections - what should I include?
5:59 PM infogdss29: ack! computer crash, & then had to hit the road – feel free to keep discussing core collections for video games in libraries … #libgaming
$1500 CORE COLLECTION
- Sony PS3 $299.99
- PS3 Controller $24.99
- PS3 Wireless GH controller $39.99
- Band Hero Kit (Activision, 2009)$199.99
- Buzz! Quiz World (Sony, 2009) $59.99
- Singstar $39.99
- Universal USB mic $19.99
- Wii Console $199.99
- Wii Remote (3) @ $39.99
- Wii Nunchuck (3) @ $19.99
- Wii Motion Plus (2) @ $54.99
- Wii Energizer (2) @ $29.99
- Dance Dance Revolution 3 (Konami, 2010) $69.99
- Universal Dance Pad (2) @ $19.99
- Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Lucas Arts, 2008) $29.99
- Madden NFL 2010 (EA Sports, 2009) $59.99
- Mario Kart Wii with Wheel (Nintendo, 2008) $49.99
- Rabbids Go Home (Ubisoft, 2009) $49.99
- Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, 2009) $59.99
- Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo, 2008) $44.99
With the end of ALA so close to the #libgaming chat on June 30, we had an open forum discussion. Topics covered include using Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Games, 2010) at a library program, M-rated games in general, and game design and collections, briefly.
9:22 AM hood_and_hat: People on shuttle talking about how girls don’t game as much as boys. #getaclue #libgaming #ala10
3:35 PM JustinLibrarian: #libgaming today at 4pm EST: What’s on your mind? Open discussion!
3:51 PM infogdss29: Today’s #libgaming chat at 4pm EDT – what’s on your mind in regards to gaming in libraries?
4:02 PM infogdss29: #libgaming I’m wondering if anyone went to the gaming session Sat at ALA?
4:06 PM infogdss29: I’m also thinking about the comment girls and gaming, overheard on the #ALA10 shuttle bus
4:09 PM jlborgerding: Join us now! Today’s #libgaming chat – what’s on your mind in regards to gaming in libraries?
4:10 PM jlborgerding: #libgaming All my students are gone for the summer so no summer programming for me, but I have time to buy new games!
4:13 PM infogdss29: @GMLGeek charlotte-mecklenburg did Halo – there is a writeup under Models at http://librarygamingtoolkit.org/plcmcgamingzone.html #libgaming
4:13 PM genesis2kx: Anyone hear about the possible plan to bring e-books to the Nintendo 3DS? Talk about transliteracy across devices #libgaming
4:23 PM GMLGeek: I agree with the sentiment about M-rateds, but we have to consider what our patrons want as well. We’ll also do sports titles #libgaming
4:33 PM infogdss29: #libgaming open forum today: what’s on your mind?
4:44 PM GMLGeek: In a game like RDR, a character could be community-built — IOW, several players take turns w/same character. #libgaming
4:48 PM: michellv123: @GMLGeek Ahhh. We do circ M games. Not sure if our community views them as kid only. Tho u may be right abt a program being viewed as such.
4:55 PM GMLGeek: One thing I’ve learned — can’t allow patrons to bring their Xbox hard drives, mem cards & such. Unfair advantage! #libgaming
5:30 PM jlborgerding: #libgaming I have to head out. Sorry I didn’t have much to contribute but enjoyed watching the discussion. ‘Til next week!
5:32 PM JustinLibrarian: Hey #libgaming , sorry I couldn’t make it. I was playing Monopoly with 7 teens!
5:38 PM infogdss29: @jlborgerding http://delicious.com/informationgoddess29/corecollections #libgaming most titles are annotated, & tagged by console & rating
3-D & online content were the hallmarks of the press conferences from the Big Three — Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft — at last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, CA. If you missed the press conferences, you can find links at http://www.delicious.com/informationgoddess29/e3
PlayStation’s new wireless controller system is called the Move, and a system update for it is coming. New titles of interest to libraries may include SingStar Dance for library programming, and Gran Turismo 5 for circulation. Also announced was PlayStation Plus, a new value added content enhancement to PlayStation online, will include exclusive features & digital content, betas and pre-release demos, discounts in the online store, and automatic downloads & patches.
Nintendo announced it’s portable gaming platform is going 3-D: the handheld 3DS will feature 3D gaming, 3D photos, and 3D movies. For the Wii, Wii Party, which allows you to use your Mii to play a variety of mini games (including a balancing challenge) with friends, may be a good contender as a library party game, while Disney Epic Mickey will be one patrons want to take home.
Microsoft’s Project Natal, featuring controller free action, has a new name: Kinect, that will feature video chat and voice commands. A slim Xbox 360 was unveiled, along with announcements about new titles for library programming, like Halo: Reach, and Fable III which might be a good one for take home use. Enhancements to XBox Live include sports coverage.
On Wednesday June 16, participants in the #libgaming Twitter conversation discussed the impact of these–and other–announcements at E3, and the impact of those announcements on video gaming in libraries. The transcript follows.
10:44 AM LizDanforth: Unfortunately I’m going to be on the road then, and can’t make this week’s #libgaming discussion (again)
3:12 PM @JustinLibrarian Wish it wasn’t my night so I could take part in the discussion. So many possible was to improve Library Gaming.
3:44 PM GMLGeek: @JustinLibrarian : is #libgaming chat still on for today?
3:55 PM GMLGeek : I’ve got a tab set up for it in #hootsuite! #libgaming
3:58 PM snicholson: #libgaming Kinect from Microsoft. Pricey, but would allow wall-mounted library gaming with no controllers needed. Solves some problems.
4:02 PM: infogdss29: Welcome to this week’s #libgaming chat! What are your thoughts for the future of video gaming in libraries, based on E3 press conferences?
4:05 PM infogdss29: the last 3D movie I saw was Caption Eo-what’s the deal w/ 3D & is that going 2 b a significant gaming experience for our patrons? #libgaming
4:05 PM snicholson: And lookie! It’s Virtual’s Boy’s little baby, the 3DS. I wonder if they will do a game in red and black as a tribute. #libgaming
4:06 PM snicholson: Libraries have been doing 3D gaming for 150+ years. Those board games are coming right at ya! #libgaming
4:07 PM wawoodworth: Library video gaming will be an extension of current gaming offerings (eg. board games, card games, etc) #libgaming
4:07 PM baldwind1976: Interesting the see the actual quality of the 3D technology #libgaming
4:12 PM wawoodworth: Hardest selling point is price, since you can get more board/card games than video games for the same amount of money. #libgaming
4:12 PM MichaelTrout: Having some motion controlled games for the other systems will mean some great graphics mixed w/ the Wii’s fun game play. #libgaming
4:12 PM baldwind1976: Lib gaming as much bout the social experience as the games/consoles themselves, tech that enhances this is interesting #libgaming
4:13 PM wawoodworth: Oh hey, let me actually look at the *whole* topic before further commenting (just saw the E3 part) #libgaming
4:15 PM snicholson: A key question for libraries to ask – do libraries want to be the place where patrons can try new games before buying them? #libgaming
4:17 PM wawoodworth: There is a limit to senior motion, from my experience; it would have to depend on the 3D game and the motions gameplay requires #libgaming
4:19 PM genesis2kx: All the immersive gaming tech eg. Microsoft Kinect aka project natal (xbox 360) will provide a great participatory lib experience #libgaming
4:20 PM GameCouch: RIght now #libgaming is covering the librarian response to E3.
4:20 PM MichaelTrout: 3D & Motion are novelty & not the true heart of gaming but is a good way to improve & expand the experience for who wants it. #libgaming
4:21 PM snicholson: The lack of precision of Wii controls helps make it a more of a system for casual gamers to compete against srs_gamerz. #libgaming
4:21 PM infogdss29: @wawoodworth there are workarounds, i.e. someone can hold the Wii controller and the audience will direct what to press #libgaming Wed Jun 16 16:21:43 2010
4:21 PM ellenforsyth: @genesis2kx it will help people see libraries as an integrated whole, not separated into books, dvds, games, but part of a whole #libgaming
4:22 PM snicholson: For other media books and movies, most libraries strive to meet interest for new popular titles. How are games different? #libgaming
4:22 PM ulotrichous: Here’s one way to play “trend or fad”: if not for the Wii’s market position, would Kinect or PS Move exist? I don’t think so. #libgaming
4:22 PM bookslover: Choosing which games to get depends on LOT on policy too. We can’t get anything above T rating #libgaming
4:22 PM snicholson: For other media books and movies, most libraries strive to meet interest for new popular titles. How are games different? #libgaming
4:25 PM GMLGeek: what bookslover said is true here also #libgaming
4:27 PM GMLGeek: Our seniors as a whole are very conservative around here as well, gotta keep that in mind when choosing for them. #libgaming
4:29 PM GMLGeek: Join us — follow #libgaming for librarian discussions of all things game in Libraries!
4:30 PM infogdss29: last week we chatted about connecting with publishers & marketers; I was struck by PlayStation’s Coke partnership… #libgaming
4:30 PM infogdss29: They are advertising games on 130 million packages – I wondered, how does that compare with library visits? … #libgaming
4:31 PM snicholson: I hold out hope for Wii Party to provide a good library gaming experience (like Smooth Moves). #libgaming
4:31 PM GMLGeek: We had an ‘adults’ game night last week. Played Modern Warfare 2 on the XBOX 360 (got pwnt) and loved every minute of it! #libgaming
4:32 PM GMLGeek: Normally, it’s teens & tweens, so nothing worse than T. Adults, though, and anything but AO is allowed! #libgaming
4:34 PM infogdss29: If you’re just joining us, we’re talking about the impact of announcements at E3 on the future of video gaming in libraries #libgaming
4:35 PM GMLGeek: Do any of you let your gamers make their own Miis? #libgaming
4:38 PM infogdss29: Does anyone pay for a subscription to Xbox Live at their library? Any thoughts about PlayStation Plus? #libgaming
4:40 PM snicholson: Some of the best gaming values on the Xbox are downloadable titles, and they fit great in library gaming programs. #libgaming
4:42 PM VikiG: Does anyone have practical experience of integrating video games into academic library? #libgaming
4:43 PM GMLGeek: Xbox Live would be a great fit, especially with the DLC for lots of games, but too conservative in the management area #libgaming
4:44 PM JF_Cusson: We don’t pay for Xbox live, but sometimes kids and staff bring their own xbox with downloadable game in #libgaming
4:47 PM JF_Cusson: Anybody have Mature titles in his collection ? What do you do with them ? Any problem with the kids under 17 ? #libgaming
4:50 PM infogdss29: @VikiG I also recommend talking to @researchquest :) #libgaming
4:55 PM snicholson: Plug: Leveling up Library Gaming: A Partnership Perspective Saturday, June 26 – 10:30am – 12 Washington Convention Center -145B #libgaming
4:56 PM snicholson: Book Signing with Scott Nicholson “Everyone Plays at the Library” Information Today Booth Saturday, June 26, 1-2 pm #libgaming
4:56 PM snicholson: Plug: PLA President’s Program Featuring Will Shortz, Enigmatologist-New York Times Puzzle Master Sunday, June 27, 1 – 2:30 p.m. #libgaming
4:56 PM infogdss29: We’ve got just 5 minutes left – any last thoughts about the future of #libgaming based on PS, Sony, Microsoft & other press events at E3?
5:03 PM snicholson: I’ve got to agree with Eli. It wasn’t E3. It was Eh3. #libgaming
5:03 PM JF_Cusson: Anybody has DS of PSP for kids to use IN the library ? Is this a good idea ? #libgaming
5:05 PM infogdss29: @GMLGeek it’s coming… someday… http://www.broadband.gov/plan/goals-action-items.html #libgaming
5:27PM stewartfritz: Would have liked to talk #libgaming today, but I was too busy hosting a gaming program.
Note: The next #libgaming chat will take place Wednesday June 23 at 4PM EST; a topic is TBA. In the meantime, a further discussion of M-rated video games in libraries is going on at http://groups.google.com/group/libgaming/
June 9, 2010 TOPIC: How can libraries get video game publishers more involved and interested in the video gaming in libraries movement?
9:44 AM 8bitlibrary: #libgaming today on Twitter at 4pmEST (here’s the topic!) http://www.facebook.com/8bitlibrary/posts/107242202657119
10:45 AM jlborgerding: RT @8bitlibrary: #libgaming today on Twitter at 4pmEST (here’s the topic!) http://www.facebook.com/8bitlibrary/posts/107242202657119
11:35 AM LibrarianJP Today at 4PMest is the #libgaming chat, but with everyone tweeting about the #FailWhale, I wonder how it’ll work out…
15:57 PM cranburypl: RT @8bitlibrary: #libgaming today on Twitter at 4pmEST (here’s the topic!) http://www.facebook.com/8bitlibrary/posts/107242202657119
15:58 PM baldwind1976:RT @8bitlibrary: #libgaming today on Twitter at 4pmEST (here’s the topic!) http://www.facebook.com/8bitlibrary/posts/107242202657119
16:01 PM infogdss29: Great prompt: #libgaming
16:03 PM infogdss29: We need a “best games for libraries” award and/or selection list, to encompass all types of games… #libgaming
16:04 PM nnschiller: #libgaming What do libraries have to offer game publishers? Marketing? Publicity? Eyeballs on their products?
16:05 PM finksbrary: Thanks to @argn for the nice article about our summer project http://www.argn.com/2010/06/local_summer_reading_arg_the_mystery_guest/ #libgaming #arg
16:06 PM JustinLibrarian: #libgaming This is my “call to arms” post on @8bitlibrary to publishers. http://blog.8bitlibrary.com/2010/06/04/dear-nintendo-an-open-letter-from-8bitlibrary/ I just want to light a fire under our ass
16:10 PM JustinLibrarian: #libgaming I think we need to form a knife and gently put it to the throats of the publishers. WE’RE HERE FOLKS. WE LOVE YOU
16:11 PM jlborgerding: I think having an award and reviews in prof journals would get the word out gaming is serious in libraries and not a fad #libgaming
16:14 PM LibrarianJP: More important than having these ideas on #libgaming is IMPLEMENTING them, & w that in mind, Ill be talking to publishers in next few months
16:14 pm kimberlyhirsh: Activision Corporate Citizenship http://www.activision.com/index.html#about|en_US|type:community #libgaming
16:16 PM LibrarianJP: (off #libgaming topic) hope to see you all the ALA Open Gaming! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128333280524640
16:19 PM Jessican_DC: RT @JustinLibrarian: #libgaming This is my call to arms post on @8bitlibrary to publishers. http://blog.8bitlibrary.com/2010/06/04/dear-nintendo-an-open-letter-from-8bitlibrary/
16:22 PM kimberlyhirsh: I think we need to approach publishers w/specific proposals. #libgaming
16:24 PM jlborgerding: I keep forgetting the #libgaming tag! :P Yep it’s a Hump Day.
16:28 PM nnschiller: #libgaming What do libraries need from publishers? What would benefit our users most?
16:37 PM kimberlyhirsh: Seems to me we’re looking at different actions: 1) Specific projects in libraries 2) Awards 3) Scholarly publishing #libgaming
16:47 PM JustinLibrarian #libgaming Sorry to run, but I’m so out of steam that I’ll start babbling soon and not make much sense. Love you all hearts and good stuff
17:03 PM jlborgerding: #libgaming Thanks for the chat this week. It was great. I’ll see everyone in 2 weeks! (at a conference next week). Go gamers! :)
17:04 PM ulotrichous: Sorry to miss #libgaming today, but here’s my 2¢: Focus on Marketers and PR firms, not publishers or devs. Most don’t do their PR in-house.