Metadata Games

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Open Source Crowdsourcing Game Platform

Metadata Games, the National Standard open source crowdsourcing game platform, is used with over 44 Collections represented at 10 Institutions. It includes tens of thousands of media items (images, audio, video) that have generated 450,000 tags, with even outlier images garnering nearly 100 tags each.

Our 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.



  • Executive Producer: Mary Flanagan
  • Game Design: Mary Flanagan, Sukie Punjasthitkul, Max Seidman
  • Programming: Robinson Tryon, Sukie Punjasthitkul
  • Research: Mary Flanagan, Geoff Kaufman, Sukie Punjasthitkul
  • Additional Research: Christina Manzo, Jordan Carpenter, Joe Ramsawak, Shelley Garg, Patrick Lewis, Savannah Lui, Max Seidman

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