July 14, 2008

Announcing the 2007 Gaming Census!

This is an annual survey done by Dr. Scott Nicholson, associate professor at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, and is designed to collect information about gaming programs run in libraries in 2007. This can be any type of game (board, card, video, chess, puzzle) at any type of library (public, school, academic, or special). The focus is on gaming programs, where the libraries schedule an event of some type featuring games, and on gaming programs that were run sometime during the 2007 calendar year.

You can take this survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=64bf17n2mW5s4QdKL6ctxg_3d_3d until the end of July.

Data from last year’s census has been valuable in helping us to understand how libraries are using gaming and to get funding for other gaming programs. Adding data about your institution to our census will help us better understand how libraries are using data. You can see the publications that have used this data at http://gamelab.syr.edu/publications/. The results from this survey will be presented at the 2008 ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium.

Questions? Contact Scott Nicholson at srnichol@syr.edu. I can tell you that having this kind of data has been crucial when talking with reporters, so I hope you’ll help and fill out the form for this year’s survey. Thanks!

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  1. Gaming nights are libraries do sound fun. I guess it’s a good way to start attracting the students to public libraries again.

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    Comment by Marilynn — July 14, 2008 @ 4:19 pm

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  3. Very important information to collect in my opinion. Gaming has almost become a way of life for the current teenage generation and it is is important to keep some sort of record of trends here. Excellently crafted survey.

    Comment by Tanzanite — December 4, 2008 @ 3:48 am

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