Following on from last month’s successful Metadata Games experiment, we ran another two sessions during Fresher’s Week as part of the Pop Up Library.
More than 20 people, including 16 students, participated across the two days and a quite incredible 1,530 new tags were entered into our database.
The volunteers assisted us by describing a selection of random images from our online database http://images.is.ed.ac.uk and were awarded points for good tags that described the people, objects and places visible within the pictures. A live leaderboard was displayed on the big screen so participants could compare their progress against friends and colleagues; Scholarly Communications’ Theo Andrew got the best individual staff score but new students Mara Carella, Mark Lundy and Siss Matz topped the student leaderboard.
We’ll be running the session again in October so there is still ample opportunity for anyone who hasn’t played before to race up the leaderboard and claim the highest score! Well played everyone who took part!