Games in Libraries Survey

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Carl Cross

Aug 16, 2010, 10:05:25 AM8/16/10
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Gaming in Libraries: A survey of activities in the UK

This survey aims to provide a picture of the extent of support for
games and gaming in all types of UK libraries. Gaming in libraries
can be controversial, especially with current financial constraints.
However, there is currently little evidence about the provision of
gaming resources and activities (electronic and traditional) or about
the potential benefits and difficulties of promoting gaming in

We would be grateful if you would spend a few minutes completing the
short questionnaire available at

All responses will be treated in confidence and only used for the
purposes of this research project. Respondents will not be
in reports or analysis of the data. If you have any queries about
survey or would like to receive a copy of the findings, please email

Many thanks in advance for your help. The closing date for responses
is 31st August 2010.

Background information

Since 2007, the Library Game Lab at Syracuse has been collecting data
about gaming in libraries in the United States. This survey is an
attempt to collect similar data for the UK. Many of the questions
based on those devised by Scott Nicholson and his colleagues (see, with some adaptations for a UK audience.

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