From Descriptive Metadata to Citation: Building a Framework for Search and Communication in Game Studies

October 1st, 2013 - September 30th, 2016 | PROJECT

Stanford University Library, in partnership with the University of Santa Cruz, will develop a publishable metadata scheme for digital games, including ontology and terminology, as well as a system and tools for citation of in-game events and game states. While the work of collection and preservation is underway, digital games present unique and complex stewardship problems, including methods for description, discovery and citation. As acquisition of this type of collection increases, challenges with cataloguing, storage, and access are compounded. This framework will provide a complete solution to the closely linked problems of finding, accessing, and citing digital games, a growing and important part of modern culture.

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Team Members

Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Principal Investigator, University of California, Santa Cruz


Funding Source: IMLS
Award Number: LG-06-13-0205
Funding Amount: 500000


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Computing and information science | Education and learning science | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Games | Simulations | Interactives | Library Programs | Media and Technology | Public Programs