驚! Pokemon 被逐出圖書館

這二天正當全台開始體驗風靡全美的手機遊戲 Pokémon Go (中文為精靈寶可夢) 時,美國猶他州普若佛(Provo) 市立圖書館向手遊公司提出不要再讓 Pokemon 出現在館內,結果很快的在8月2日就再也看不到了。


Pokemon GO

像這種可以吸引人潮到特定地點的遊戲應該是很受歡迎才對,各行業莫不希望可以透過它帶來人潮,進而創造錢潮或希望達到其他目地。所以各種教學陸續出現,我在臉書上就曾分享過如何借用Pokemon Go推銷自己的店舖報導

而圖書館人對這類工具從不落人後,目標當然是希望可以吸引人進圖書館,然後利用圖書館資源或增加閱讀人口!? 文後的延伸閱讀便提供了2個圖書館與 Pokemon 相關的連結,有興趣的可以看看[1-2]

我想各位一定覺得很好奇,那為何 Provo City Library 會禁止 Pokemon 在館內出現呢? Provo City Library 在其部落格 (link) 做了一些說明,共有9個原因[3]

  1. Increased wear on our grass 增加圖書館草皮的磨損
  2. An increase in our building’s power consumption 增加建築物用電量
  3. A dramatic increase in the amount of trash brought to the property 大量增加的垃圾
  4. We witnessed people selling food and other items—like our electricity—without a permit 發現人們未經允許販賣食物或其他東西,例如販賣圖書館的電力
  5. Many players frustrated when their cars were locked in our underground parking overnight 許多遊戲玩家的車被鎖在地下停車場
  6. Had complaints about noise levels and activity from surrounding properties 被抱怨過於吵雜
  7. People who came to actually attend library events and activities had difficulty parking close and had to park blocks away from the library 造成真正要來參加圖書館活動的人很難找停車位
  8. Alcohol consumption on the library grounds was reported 據報遊戲玩家在圖書館裡喝酒
  9. The most concerning were the injuries that occurred on property while playing Pokémon Go 還有人因玩 Pokemon 而受傷

下面是在群眾聚集在 Provo City Library 玩 Pokémon GO 的視頻,難怪圖書館會做此決定

https://youtu.be/X3gJzWmbBJQ

真的太誇張了,不僅半夜,天還沒暗就已經聚集人潮了

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBtn4akTIdg

我出於好奇心地也玩了一會兒 Pokémon GO,根據目前的經驗,當我補獲神奇寶貝(Pokemon) 後是立刻離開的,不會特意留下,就算留下也是在看還有沒有神奇寶貝,圖書館若想要利用這來把人潮轉為讀者,可能要有相對應的配套,只是這會不會又是館方的一廂情願。

延伸閱讀:
1. Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Shelves — Everything Librarians Need To Know About Pokemon Go!
2. ALSC Blog — Why Pokemon Go and The Library is a perfect partnership
3. KUTV — Top 9 reasons Provo Library removed its precious Pokéstops from the public

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