VALA2012 Session 2 Minchin

Stacks of fun: games, community, libraries, technology

VALA2012 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Discovery
Tuesday 7 February 2012, 12:00 - 12:30
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2012-proceedings/vala2012-session-2-minchin

Philip Minchin

Port Phillip Library Service, Vic

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Abstract

Games and libraries are a natural fit. Games are also a form of culture that has been around as long as there has been culture, but has largely been neglected by libraries until recently. The paper includes findings from an August research trip to the US, where the author spoke to libraries, the games industry, and the public who love them about how all three overlap and interact. It also discusses challenges and opportunities for libraries in recognising the growing public demand for games, and attempts to show where libraries stand in relation to games and where we can go from here.

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