Re: [Videolib] Computer Games

Kathy Olsen (kaolsen@browardlibrary.org)
Thu, 13 Jul 2006 15:09:23 -0400

Hi Becky,

Broward County is planning to offer video games next year, and I'd really appreciate it if you would share your findings with me. Thanks!

Kathy Olsen, Collection Development Librarian
Collection Management Unit, Libraries Division
A Service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners
954-497-3661 x226 (phone)
954-497-3657 (fax)
kaolsen@browardlibrary.org
Broward County Library
Remote Operations Center
3718 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311

>>> bltata@aurora.lib.il.us 07/13/06 2:53 PM >>>
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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