Making Metadata Fun

Some innovative projects have started introducing games to their digital resources in order to enhance their metadata

Galaxy Zoo screenshot

The Galaxy Zoo astronomy site has just launch a new game which allows users to help suggest how galaxy collision and mergers took place.

Google Image Labeller has been around for a few years; you are randomly paired with another user, and you then work as a team to try and come up with words to decribe images that Google has harvested.

More recently, the Brooklyn Musuem expanded on their Web2 features by coming up with the Tag! You’re It! and the Freeze Tag games, giving people a fun way to interactive with their collections online

Precise and trusted metadata is time consuming and often a little boring to create. Any process, as typified by these games here, that can reduce the cost and the boredom should be explored a little more.

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[…] Below you’ll see some interesting reading material which could be useful one way or the other for our project Images for the Future (and of course other digitization projects). Click here for previous links. Some of the entries are in Dutch. 1. Foto’s van Hans Aarsman gratis te downloaden 2. Dear Lord Mandelson 3. Geen ‘Digital Europe’ zonder herziening auteursrecht 4. Nationaal Archief chatpilot 6. Digitisation of cultural content in Europe 7. 7,5 miljoen voor digitale bibliotheken 8. Meanwhile in Australia 9. Making metadata fun […]

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