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Olivia SheltonFollow

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Senior

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English/Literature

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Information Studies

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Katherine Farmer

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Oral Presentation

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This article discusses the importance of gaming in all libraries. It aims to show what different libraries around the world have done to incorporate games in their circulation. It examines the different needs based on the size of the library and the community each serves to better inform other libraries interested in starting a collection. The article reviews some of the issues that arise when starting a collection and how to address those concerns when starting a new project. It also reviews what steps are needed to add games into catalogs to circulate. The article concludes with reflections for future programming and ideas since games are a continually evolving material format.

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Game Plan: Incorporating Games into Libraries

This article discusses the importance of gaming in all libraries. It aims to show what different libraries around the world have done to incorporate games in their circulation. It examines the different needs based on the size of the library and the community each serves to better inform other libraries interested in starting a collection. The article reviews some of the issues that arise when starting a collection and how to address those concerns when starting a new project. It also reviews what steps are needed to add games into catalogs to circulate. The article concludes with reflections for future programming and ideas since games are a continually evolving material format.

 

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