給圖書館(員) 的遊戲指南

一般人實在很難把遊戲和圖書館聯想在一起,但這在美國確是一個逐漸流行的趨勢。除了有一些圖書館研討會有遊戲這樣的議題外,美國圖書館學會(ALA) 還設置了一個給圖書館(員) 的遊戲指南網站 - The Librarian’s Guide to Gaming


The Librarian's Guide to Gaming

網站開宗明義就解釋了為什麼要在圖書館推廣遊戲:

In 2007, over 404 libraries responded to a national library gaming gaming census, reporting on 218 programs. On November 15 2008, 597 libraries reported on serving 14,184 gamers on National Gaming Day. Gaming services epitomize library as third place, creating a community gathering spot between home and work/school. That third place encourages play, socialization, and cultural enrichment. Libraries looking for ways to reach beyond their traditional patron base are turning to gaming.

Board games, card games, and videogames are, in essence, information, and the human act of telling stories, presented in new formats that involve the player. Games may fulfill a library’s mission to provide cultural, recreational, and entertaining materials; to provide adacemic curriculum support; or to provide resources and support their industry or profession.

也就是說藉由遊戲的推廣,讓圖書館成為人們社交及豐富文化內涵的場所。不論任何型式的遊戲,在參與遊戲者之間,其本質上就是資訊、個人經驗…等的交流。

這個網站除了提供了許多的工具和資源、提示、及成功推廣遊戲的最佳範例之外,也有很豐富的圖書館遊戲歷史及連結。當然,談到遊戲的話就不能漏掉去年(2008) 11月15日的 National Gaming Day,由此可見這個趨勢真的慢慢的起來了。

National Gaming Day

其他的相關連結有:
News about Games and Gaming
Games in Libraries blog
Games and Gaming Resources

本站相關主題文章:
圖書館與遊戲(Game)
圖書館自製遊戲

本來想上網找找台灣有沒有圖書館提供任何型式遊戲的服務,過程中找到下面一個有趣的小遊戲,無聊的話可以玩一下,這個遊戲的名稱就叫做高中圖書館🙂 (感覺跟上面談的沒什麼關係)

高中圖書館小遊戲
http://www.gagameme.com/tw/game/high-school-library.html

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