[Videolib] Computer Games

Tatar, Becky (bltata@aurora.lib.il.us)
Thu, 13 Jul 2006 13:53:56 -0500

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Hello, everyone,

I was wondering how many of you have collections of computer console
games - such as for Nintendo, Game Boy, Playstation, etc., in your
collections. If you do, I have some questions for you.

1. Do you have separate collections for children, and for teens and
adults?

2. Do you split your collection among the various formats -
Nintendo, Game Boy, Playstation, Xbox, or do you limit your focus
to just 1 or 2 formats? (If format is the correct word!)

3. Is there a selection tool - either library related, or consumer
- that you use to make your selections?

4. Are there titles you won't get for teens due to ratings - such
as Mature?

5. What vendors do you use?

6. What do you do for processing - labeling, call numbers/letters,
packaging.

7. How are these shelved or stored for patron access?

8. Do you allow reciprocal borrowers to borrow? What about ILL?

I'm sure there are more issues I haven't thought of. If there are,
please let me know. You can e-mail these to me directly. Thanks in
advance, since I will be on vacation next week!

Becky Tatar
Periodicals/Audiovisuals
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209
bltata@aurora.lib.il.us
www.aurora.lib.il.us

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Computer Games

Hello, everyone,

I was wondering how many of you have = collections of computer console games - such as for Nintendo, Game Boy, = Playstation, etc., in your collections.  If you do, I have some = questions for you.

1.      Do you = have separate collections for children, and for teens and adults?

2.      Do you = split your collection among the various formats - Nintendo, Game Boy, = Playstation, Xbox, or do you limit your focus      = to just 1 or 2 formats?  (If format is the correct = word!)

3.      Is = there a selection tool - either library related, or consumer - that you = use to make your selections?

4.      Are = there titles you won't get for teens due to ratings - such as = Mature?

5.      What = vendors do you use?

6.      What = do you do for processing - labeling, call numbers/letters, = packaging.

7.      How = are these shelved or stored for patron access?

8.      Do you = allow reciprocal borrowers to borrow?  What about ILL?

I'm sure there are more issues I = haven't thought of.  If there are, please let me know.  You = can e-mail these to me directly.  Thanks in advance, since I will = be on vacation next week!

Becky Tatar
Periodicals/Audiovisuals
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL   60505
Phone: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209
bltata@aurora.lib.il.us
www.aurora.lib.il.us


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