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last updated: 10/29/2012

About the Collection

Mission

The IUB Libraries Gaming collection was created to support a wide variety of campus interdisciplinary programs, scholarly research, student needs, and leisure activity involving video games. The collection supports disciplines such as psychology, speech communications, computer science, information science, literature, and others which are investigating the technology, game world structure, narratives, and social interactions generated by the video game phenomenon.

The collection will also support the needs of students interested in gaming for classwork and other activities, including many registered student organizations dedicated specifically to gaming.

Collection Goals

The collection goals include creating an area to shelve contemporary games; collecting secondary and supplementary research materials to facilitate investigation of gaming; and investigating ways to capture the output of campus gaming initiatives, such as games created by IUB faculty and corresponding research.


Types of Materials Collected

The collection will eventually include examples of games from all platforms available, current, future, and historical. Examples include:

  • Contemporary Games (XBox, XBox 360, Playstation 2 and 3, Nintendo WII, etc.)
  • PC Games (Restrictions for purchase:  must be commercially available for purchase, and can be used to support class instruction and leisure activities.)
  • Vintage Games (Atari 2600, Sega Genesis, others.  Restrictions for purchase:  must be commercially available for purchase, and can be used to support class instruction and leisure activities.)

    The Libraries will not support the purchase of game consoles.


Collection Use Policies

Current Games:

  • Located in Media and Reserve Services Media Browsing Collection on ground level of the Wells Library.
  • Circulate a total of three items for 7 days, can be renewed once.
  • Late fee of $1/day.


last updated: 10/29/2012