Projects & Activities

Powered by Metadata GamesAnteaterTag was a pilot project launched by UCI Libraries at the beginning of 2014 to gather valuable information, called "metadata", about archival pictures of people, places, and events at UCI from 1963-1982. Metadata – the labels that tell researchers and search engines what’s in a photograph or item – help make these important pictures more accessible to students and scholars. 

Participants played by tagging (the act of describing images using a keyword or short phrase) photos and earn points based on the number and quality of tags assigned. 15 winners were awarded by UCI Libraries from a competition hosted from January 6, 2014 to February 28, 2014 celebrating the University's upcoming 50th anniversary in 2015. This pilot has ended and the website is no longer accessible. The links to the left take you to the very last snapshot captured by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine on April 21, 2017.


Scan and make available in eScholarship two publications from the Center for Innovative Diplomacy (CID):

  1. The CID Report
  2. Bulletin of Municipal Foreign Policy

Both were edited by Larry Agran, former mayor of Irvine and guest lecturer for UCI School of Management.


A one-year incubator project addressing issues of enriching user discovery and resultant scholarship of physical objects not adequately described by current practices, using a collection of Artists' Books as test sample. Major deliverables include high-quality digital surrogates, RDF-XML metadata enriched from MARC records and integrating linked open data technology, and a discovery tool featuring visualizations.

This project has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the NEH.


Orange County Data Portal (OCDP)

Orange County Data Portal

UCI Libraries worked with California Digital Library (CDL) to develop a geo‐location service that fulfills the needs of an Orange County Data Portal (OCDP). OCDP used the Dash platform and was intended to preserve and share research data collected in or pertaining to Orange County, California. All data that was deposited in OCDP now appears in the UC Dryad data repository.


This collection is comprised of diaries created by Susan R. Braunwald documenting her second child's acquisition of American English between late infancy (8-months) and early childhood (50-months). The diaries are redacted photocopied versions that are otherwise exact copies of the originals. The handwritten diaries contain information about an inclusive process of language acquisition that encompasses pragmatics, semantics, and syntax and is considered the "most complete diary in existence of one child's development of complex syntax." The daily entries from 12-to-48 months including detailed contextual and developmental notes make these data useful for research in child language and more broadly in many academic disciplines. 

Braunwald’s annotation, data analyses and interpretative hypotheses are included. The data included in this journal may be of interest to researchers in other academic disciplines, including social sciences (e.g., psychology, education, etc.) and any one searching for a longitudinal description of language development in a single child. 


UC Dryad is an easy-to-use solution for the effective curation of and access to, campus research data. It is designed to be a simple self-service curation tool for researchers to archive and share their datasets.

Data sharing is critical for the advancement of knowledge; researchers benefit from increased collaborations, reproducibility, and recognition of their work; institutions and funders benefit from the measurable increase in the impact of their resources; and society benefits from the faster pace at which research can progress. Many funding agencies, led by NSF and NIH, are now making data sharing and archiving part of their funding requirements. Researchers can meet those requirements by using Dryad.

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