Monday, February 2, 2009

Gaming, Libraries and Acceptable Use

Lots of libraries are promoting gaming, especially public libraries. There are articles, blogs, wikis, and at least one annual symposium dedicated to this fairly recent phenomenon. But we at the GBS Library can't and don't permit gaming. All students & staff sign an Acceptable Use Policy that states that they will not use the school's network for "frivolous purposes", including gaming.

But I've just found the coolest thing. Librarians at University of North Carolina at Greensboro have designed a game that teaches Information Literacy.

And they allow, even encourage other libraries to modify and use the game in their own Information Literacy programs, which is even cooler.

But will this violate the AUP?

I hope not, because I think this could make Freshman Library Orientation a lot more fun....

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