Mention by UWW

•February 1, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Hooked on Shelving Worked For Me!

Library of Congress (LC) classification can be a little confusing. With the mix of letters and numbers that really only mean something to librarians, getting a book off the shelf for the first (or sixteenth) time may be a challenge. I can identify, I still struggle because I grew up on Dewey.

Who said learning how to find a book on the shelf meant that you actually had to practice with real books and real stacks? Grad students worked with librarians at Carnegie Mellon University to develop online games to practice, literally, by shelving books. They’ve also developed a game to familiarize yourself with the various resources available at the library, like the print and electronic collections. I did pretty well with the shelving game, but not with the other one. I’ll have to keep trying.

Library Arcade from Carnegie Mellon University – thanks to Anne for the link!

As an aside – which is better? LC or Dewey? I did a quick Google search. The best reason why LC is better – the call numbers fit better on the books (from Aquinas College Library after their reclassification project).


From UC Berkley Library, New Directions Initiative Blog

•January 23, 2008 • Leave a Comment

If we chose to pursue educational games in the library, would we have the skills to develop them? With whom could we partner on campus? Is this a student project in the making?

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From the Readymade Librarian

•January 23, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Provided by Carnegie Mellon University. Neat! (Now that I think about it, this is a link I should have saved to my account, although I haven’t quite got a grip on that yet.)

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Mention from Gwenda Bond

•January 23, 2008 • Leave a Comment

From her blog Shaken & Stirred:

The Library Arcade features some pretty cool games developed at Carnegie Mellon.

Post from the Blogging Librarian

•January 22, 2008 • Leave a Comment

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•January 22, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Learning Research Skills with Carnegie Mellon Library Arcade

Other Carnegie Mellon University Games – Insider Threat Training Simulator

•November 15, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Insider Threat Training Simulator information from Carnegie Mellon and CERT.