Average yearly circulation statistics for the UNT Game Collection:
Media Library door count: 131,759
In-house gaming station use (PCs and consoles): 6750
Board game check out: 2423
Game console check out: 2181
Game accessories: 1872
Research related to games, their impact on society and culture, and the game industry rapidly changes as new technology evolves. The Media Library game collection focuses on the use, creation, and impact of gaming.
Collection Development Criteria
Support curriculum and collection goals
Top-rated or high popular interest
Historically relevant to game history
Push design and technology boundaries
Cataloging is done to the fullest extent to provide adequate access to the collection. Each title is cataloged according to current RDA cataloging standards. Bibliographic records for tabletop games include the date of the original release, duration of play, number of players, and recommended age of players. The Media Library uses BGG as a resource to help describe and assign appropriate genre terms for tabletop games.
The UNT Library has created a list of genre terms for tabletop games to help describe this collection. These terms are specific to our collection but we believe it includes enough terms to suit almost any new library tabletop collection.