I’ve actually done research on students who are learning game design and about games,” said Jose Zagal, a game development professor at DePaul. “And it is quite often the case that they’ll have a very narrow view of games.”
Jim Galbraith, associate director of collections at DePaul’s library, hopes the collection will draw the wider student body while supplementing what’s taught in game design and computer science classes.
You can read the rest of the article here. Is your library doing something like this? As a big advocate for video gaming in libraries, I’m happy to see universities starting to collect games. I’m most excited about seeing how their retro gaming collection develops.
Also, made sure you check out their sidebar “Video Game Canon” discussion. Do you agree with their selection of games in the Video Game Canon? What would you add? Take away?
-Post by Justin Hoenke, Tame the Web Contributor