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What are web games?
According to Wikipedia, a web game is an online game played over some form of computer network. This almost always means the internet or equivalent technology. Web games can range from simple text-based games to games incorporating complex graphics and virtual worlds populated by many players simultaneously. Many web games have associated online communities, making them a form of social activity beyond single player games.
For cataloging purposes, web games will be considered a mixture of electronic and online integrating resources.
What is not considered a web game?
See examples of what is not considered a web game.NOT web games
Method used in this Guide to catalog web games
This guide considers web games a mixture of electronic and online integrating resources. For this reason, we decided to follow rules in chapters 9 and 12 of AACR2r. Some of the recommendations suggested in this guide are based on guidelines for integrating resources stated in the Cataloging Electronic Resources: OCLC-MARC Coding Guidelines, 2006 by Jay Weitz and Cataloging for the 21st Century, Course 1: Rules and Tools for Cataloging Internet Resources, Trainee Manual, Session 5 Version 2, 2008 prepared by Steven J. Miller.