GAMERT (Gaming) Round Table

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The mission of the Games and Gaming Round Table is to provide the following:
  • A forum for the exchange of ideas and concerns surrounding games in libraries;
  • Resources to the library community to support the building and maintaining of library game collections;
  • A force for initiating and supporting game programming in libraries;
  • Create an awareness of, and need for, the support of the value of gaming and play in libraries, schools, and related learning communities.
  • Create an awareness of the value of games and gaming in library outreach and community engagement plans.
  • A professional and social forum for networking among librarians and non-librarians interested in games and gaming.

Looking for librarians who work with video games to participate in a research survey

  • 1.  Looking for librarians who work with video games to participate in a research survey

    Posted Aug 22, 2014 09:04 AM

    Hello gaming librarians!


    The research group I work with at the University of Washington has designed a new interactive visualization tool for searching and browsing video games. They are specifically looking for librarians who work with/manage/collect video games in their libraries to try it out and give opinions about it.

    If you have a few minutes, we would really appreciate it if you could play with a prototype game browser we built for our research and fill out a short online questionnaire. More detailed information is below. Please feel free to pass this along to any other librarians working with video games you know who might be interested.


    Thanks so much!


     


    Details:


    Our game browser Vizmo allows you to browse video games by visual style and mood. We need people who have game-related professions (e.g., employees in a game company, game reviewers, game researchers, authors of game-related books, people managing game-related websites or resources, people working in game museums/libraries/archives, etc.) to tell us what they think about our browser.


    The whole task will take about 15 to 20 minutes and your name will be entered in a raffle for one of the three $20 Amazon gift cards. More importantly, your input will help us improve our game browser and make it better!!


    Here is the link to our online questionnaire with more information:


    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sTS__cET1coKBNSjFA8rm-vLjPaKmjATJQi0C4sE47U/


    Thank you very much for your consideration. :)