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Metadata Games

To play some games and get the latest updates, go to metadatagames.org.


Open Source Crowdsourcing Game Platform

Metadata Games, the National Standard open source crowdsourcing game platform, is used with over 40 Collections represented at 9 Institutions. It includes tens of thousands of media items (images, audio, video) that have generated over 20K distinct tags, with even outlier images garnering nearly 100 tags each. The platform entices players to visit archives and explore humanities content while contributing to vital records. The suite enables archivists to gather and analyze information for digital media archives in novel and exciting ways.

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

Metadata Games is free and open source software (FOSS) developed by Tiltfactor, Dartmouth College‘s socially conscious game design laboratory, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the ACLS, and the Neukom Institute.



Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this web page do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.