Meaningful Play 2016 at Michigan State University

Session Information

TitleTour of MSU Libraries Rovi Game Collection
TimeThursday, October 20, 1:30p-2:30p
LocationSuperior Room
FormatTour
DescriptionThis session will meet in the Superior Room but then quickly proceed on foot to the MSU Library for a tour of the Rovi Game Collection. Coordinator Jonah Magar will show the currently open gaming labs, and talk about the collection—what’s available now, what isn’t, and why. (Note: The tour can only accommodate 30 people max due to the size of the space.)

The Rovi Gaming Collection consists of more than 17,000 console and PC games created between approximately 1993 and 2015, with a few titles dating to the mid-1980s. The collection includes numerous consoles, specialized peripherals, and associated collectors editions and advertising materials. The number of titles and associated consoles are represented here:



The Rovi Media Collection was donated to the MSU Libraries in March 2015 by the Rovi Corporation. In addition to over 17,000 video games, it includes nearly 700,000 music CDs, and more than 160,000 DVDs, and is one of the largest publicly-accessible media collections in the world.

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