Posts by Val Waldron

The CVGA is hiring!

We are excited to announce that we're hiring again for the CVGA! We're looking for 1-2 student workers to start within the next month. Here's the job description: Work at the Computer & Video Game Archive (CVGA) desk to circulate games, answer questions, and enforce archive policies. Test donated games and equipment, help install software/hardware, help restore older game systems and equipment, etc. Assist in running class sessions in the CVGA. Contribute to the archive blog.

Computer & Video Game Archive - Fall Reopening Details

CVGA logo on window

Welcome back! We are very excited to announce the reopening of the Computer & Video Game Archive (CVGA) this Fall, starting on Tuesday, August 31st. We are reopening with a new service model—outlined below—which will help us provide you with a space that is safer to visit as we adjust our services around COVID-19. While hours will be limited at first, we plan to expand our hours later in the semester once we have settled into the new service model and increased our staffing capacity.

Game Studies Classes for the Summer and Fall Terms

Person playing Pac-Man

The University of Michigan is offering a rich variety of game-related courses during the Summer and Fall 2021 terms, so we thought we'd highlight them here as well as on our research guide as you're choosing courses. If you're looking for ideas on how to play games online, we'd recommend taking a look at the Online Games page on our research guide.

Preserving the Game Collection

Games on floppy disk

The Computer & Video Game Archive (CVGA) has a dual mission of providing users access to our game collection, and the preservation of games for future research and scholarship. Since the CVGA has been temporarily closed to the public due to the pandemic, we have used this time to shift our focus from user access to the preservation portion of our mission, and have been discussing how to digitally image and archive our game collection.

Winter Game-Related Classes

Stock photo of someone playing video games

The University of Michigan is offering a rich variety of game-related courses during the Winter 2021 term, so we thought we'd highlight them here as well as on our research guide as you're choosing courses for the Winter term. If you're looking for ideas on how to play games online, we'd recommend taking a look at the Online Games page on our research guide.

Resources to Explore DEI&A Topics in Gaming

Book cover for Woke Gaming: Digital Challenges to Oppression and Social Injustice / Gray and Leonard

Are you interested in learning about and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) in game culture and the game industry? We have a few sections devoted to this very important topic on our research guide. Several of the resources listed on our guide can be accessed remotely, and we have highlighted a few here, along with the official summaries for each resource. We invite you to check them out.

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