Updates: Minecraft Hunger Games and Global Gossip Game

Hi everyone! Here’s the latest on the two international inter-library games.

Minecraft Hunger Games

Registrations are open until the end of this week, and AADL will be sending an email out to everyone who has registered when they close. So if you’ve been waiting to hear more, not long now!

Meanwhile, make sure you add aadl.org to your list of safe sender domains (gtsystem is the specific username if you have to add whole email addresses), so they don’t get caught in the spam filter – and make sure to check your filter if you don’t get anything by early next week!

Global Gossip Game

Registrations for this year’s GGG are closed.

This year, because of the huge growth in interest (612 libraries indicated interest in playing when they registered for IGD!) and the lack of comparable growth in the volunteer pool (in fact I have been shrinking slightly) I decided to try a more automated approach.

Everybody who indicated an interest in participating during IGD registration was sent an email early last week with a link to a Google Form for their timezone, asking for the information I need to run the game.

Unfortunately, it seems as though a LOT of libraries had this email get caught in their spam filter – although more than enough still replied that I didn’t notice until too late. If you indicated a desire to play and never received either email, please do check your spam filter for the 19th, 20th and 21st of October – it’s too late to add you at this point, but at least we’ll know what happened.

The list of participating libraries is below. Most have given me all the contact details I need – there are a couple with bits and pieces outstanding. Once I have those details, I’ll start generating the combined instructions and contact information that each library has customised to them. I’m hoping for the end of this week, but I have a lot on (PAX Australia is in town this weekend, and I’m presenting a panel), so it may be next week. If you want to see the basic instructions for the day before then (i.e. without your specific contact details), you can visit http://globalgossipgame.com/2014/10/19/global-gossip-game-2014-the-rules/ for the basics – there may be some minor tweaks, but in general this will be the deal.

Unfortunately, this year we had fewer African libraries participating, and none that could join us on the day. We also didn’t make it to Antarctica – they are happy for us to try again next year, but this year none of the bases could make it work. And while we came oh-so-close to a particularly interesting travelling library, that too has ended up being a “maybe in 2015”. So the upshot is that, even though this is the largest GGG ever, with 77 libraries participating, we only (“only”) make it to 5 continents this year. I’m still confident it will be an interesting and enjoyable exercise – I just don’t want you telling people the wrong thing on the day 🙂

Thanks again to everyone who expressed interest in participating – and whether or not we got you in for this year, have a fun IGD14!

GGG participating libraries

  • Albion District Library
  • American Corner Pristina – National Library of Kosovo
  • American Library, American Center, New Delhi 110001, India
  • Anoka County Library – Rum River
  • Biblioteca PĂşblica, municipal y Popular “General JosĂ© de San MartĂ­n”, Miramar (Bs. As.) Argentina
  • Biblioteket i Ekerö centrum
  • BLIK Gribskov Library
  • Bournemouth Library
  • Boylston Public Library
  • Bridgeport Public Library – Newfield Branch
  • Campaspe Regional Library
  • Campbelltown Public Library
  • Career and Technical Education Center
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Library- ImaginOn
  • City of Darwin Libraries – Karama Library
  • City of Melville Libraries
  • Clearwater Public Library
  • Clinton Public Library
  • Corona Public Library
  • Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, Cliffdale Regional Branch
  • Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, North Regional Branch
  • Dayton Metro Library: West Carrollton Branch
  • Eastern Regional Libraries
  • Fitchburg Public Library
  • Flower Mound Public Library
  • Grafton Library
  • Hairston Crossing Library
  • Henderson County Public Library
  • Incline Village Library
  • John Muir Branch, Los Angeles Public Library
  • Johnson County Public Library – Franklin Branch
  • KnjiĹľnica Jelkovec, The Zagreb City Libraries
  • Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library
  • Landa Branch Library
  • Lawrence Public Library
  • Logan Libraries, Logan Central
  • Lois Edwards Memorial Library
  • Longview Public Library
  • Mandurah Library
  • Mark Twain Neighborhood Library
  • Marsden Library
  • Marshall-Lyon County
  • Melbourne Library Service
  • Moscow American Center
  • Nancy Carson Library
  • Northeast Branch, The Seattle Public Library
  • Nottingham City Libraries: Central Library
  • Nunatta Atuagaateqarfia
  • Olds Municipal Library
  • Onondaga County Public Library_Mundy Branch
  • Orange County Public Library
  • Park Forest Branch of the Dallas Public Library
  • Peter G. Holt Memorial Library
  • Placer County Library, Auburn
  • RAF Croughton Base Library
  • Rantou Public Library
  • Sacramento Public Library Valley Hi North Laguna Branch
  • Salisbury Library Service
  • Scenic Regional Library – Union
  • Scenic Regional Library – Owensville Branch
  • South Butler Community Library
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Albert Public Library
  • Stair Public Library
  • Staunton Public Library
  • Tavlay Library
  • The Emmet O’Neal Library
  • The University Library “Svetozar Markovic”
  • University of Delaware Library
  • University of San Jose – Recoletos Main Library
  • Veedersburg Public Library
  • Verdal bibliotek
  • Winlock Timberland Library
  • Woodburn Public Library
  • Yarra Plenty Regional Library


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