VALA2012 Session 2 Minchin

VALA2012 Session 2 Minchin

Stacks of fun: games, community, libraries, technology

Tuesday 7 February 2012, 12:00 – 12:30
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Philip Minchin

Port Phillip Library Service, Vic

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012, 12:00 PM AUSEDT, 31 Minutes 42 Seconds.


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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