Other Carnegie Mellon University Games – Antiphishing Phil

•November 15, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Anti-phishing game from Carnegie Mellon and CUPS.



Other Carnegie Mellon Games – Carnegie Cadets

•November 15, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Learn about the cyber security game from Carnegie Mellon Univeristy.


When Work Becomes a Game – BBC News

•November 15, 2007 • Leave a Comment

An article on the possible connections between video gaming and workplace development.


Library Arcade Project Timeline

•November 15, 2007 • 1 Comment

Three phases (6 months each) over an 18 month period, 2006 – 2007

Process similar to a product design & launch


phase 1: six months — decide to make a game/team formation


March 2006


  • Buhl Grant for Information Literacy received


  • Dean of Libraries (CMU) contacts Director of ETC



  • Game design project to be led by Engineering & Science Library/Librarians


  • Donna Beck appointed as the CMU Libraries project team leader



  • Research on information literacy & games conducted


  • Games by ETC and other institutions explored



  • Goals/Objectives of game project discussed


  • Project description drafted



  • ETC fall semester project choices will include CMU Libraries Game



  • Game design will involve professionals and students from ETC working on the project


  • Project expected to begin at the start of the semester on August 28, 2006



phase 2: six months — team(s) design game



  • Donna Beck, Rachel Callison and Dan Hood form Library Team


  • Library Team meets with Charles Palmer and ETC students for first time



  • Focus and concepts for game discussed



  • ETC team presents their design document and ideas for game play


  • Learning objectives (ACRL) discussed & “creative stages” of the game begin



  • Dean of Libraries provided with project update


January 2007

  • Library Team members establish regular meetings with the ETC team members


  • ETC team names the project iLit and themselves as the iLit team


  • Library team shares web-based information tutorials with iLit team



phase III : six months — testing & marketing of game


March 2007

  • iLit team conducts a test of game with Library Team, CMU Library staff & students


  • Donna Beck attends ACRL conference session on information literacy games



  • iLit team sets up a table in Univ Center to solicit student feedback


  • Game(s) are tweaked based on feedback



  • Library team views final draft of video & games


  • iLit team presents their final project to ETC faculty



  • John Fudrow asked to join Library Team to assist with marketing efforts


  • iLit team struggles with developing 3rd game component; decision is made to not proceed at this time with this component



  • John Fudrow attends 1st ALA TechSource Symposium on Gaming, Learning, and Libraries


  • Library Team members meet and discuss marketing of game and procedures for acquiring & hosting game files



  • ETC provides CMU Libraries with game files


  • Game files are uploaded to CMU Libraries web server



Next steps…


September 2007






  • Brownbag @ CMU presentation


  • WPWV-ACRL Fall Meeting presentation


Library Science and the World Around Us

•October 2, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Another hit was directed from the Library Science blog of John Fudrow.

Moby Games Post

•October 2, 2007 • 2 Comments

Someone posted a link to our Library Arcade on the Moby Games Forums.

Mark Wallace

•October 2, 2007 • Leave a Comment

On his blog 3pointD, Mark Wallace posted a link to our library arcade site.