Mary Flanagan — founder of the Tiltfactor research lab as well as an artist, writer, and researcher– will share recent research on how games can be used as innovation tools by libraries and archives. Interested in collaboration, social impact, and creating paradigms for productive social interaction based on our inherent capacity for play, Flanagan will demonstrate these capacities in the Metadata Games project, a way that institutions can further knowledge about their artifacts through the use of games.