iSchool Capstone

Cataloging a Video Game Collection

Project tags:

archives & special collections

Project poster

I tested the UW GAMER Group's Video Game Metadata Schema against the Living Computers: Museum + Labs collection of 2,162 video games and cataloged over 1,000 of the games in the collection. I created a metadata crosswalk from the VGMS to MARC21 and compared and improved the controlled vocabularies of both groups. I cataloged games and supervised Museology interns as they assisted in the cataloging process, met with librarians at Michigan State University to discuss standardizing video game cataloging practices, and wrote and submitted a paper for publication about the process and my findings.

Project participants:

Anna Greiner-Shelton