Metadata Games

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The Story

Metadata Games (MG) was a free and open source (FOSS) crowdsourcing game platform. As players play Metadata Games, images, video, and audio from libraries, archives, and museums gained valuable descriptions, making it easier for the general public and scholars to discover these collections.

From 2012 to 2019, Tiltfactor hosted a MG build that contained over 45 Collections from 11 Institutions, containing tens of thousands of media items (images, audio, video) that have generated over 167,000 tags.

Institutional collaborations included the British Library, Boston Public Library, The Open Parks Network, Digital Public Library of America, and the American Antiquarian Society, among others


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