Welcome to The Registry!

This is the home page for the Open Metadata Registry (formerly the NSDL Registry).

The Metadata Registry provides services to developers and consumers of controlled vocabularies and is one of the first production deployments of the RDF-based Semantic Web Community's Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS)

How to begin

Step-by-step illustrated instructions...

Play in the Metadata Registry Sandbox

If you just want to experiment and play around a bit, go on over to the Metadata Registry Sandbox. The code is exactly the same, but it's using a non-production database. (Please be careful not to kick any sand out of the box) NOTE: The sandbox has its own domain now. If you had bookmarked the beta site thinking that it was the sandbox (and we did say that), it will shortly be a real beta site again complete with broken code, wacky ideas, and disappearing data. Please change your sandbox bookmarks to point to the Metadata Registry Sandbox. Any of the sandcastles that you had built in the beta, back when you thought it was the sandbox, are still there.

Registry News

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Activity feeds fixed

Posted by: Jon at 20:54 on Friday, September 19, 2014 GMT
Part of our server move was prompted by the ever-increasing indexing of our many, many activity feeds. In addition to the overall history feed on the front page, each vocabulary has a history feed: Metadata Registry Change History for Element Set: ‘MARC 21 Elements 00X’ Each element or concept also has its own history feed: … Continue reading Activity feeds fixed

Password reset fixed

Posted by: Jon at 21:50 on Thursday, September 18, 2014 GMT
One of the side effects of our server move was the need to reconfigure our locally-hosted transactional email services, which were always a little flaky — if you have tried to reset your password lately you will no doubt have noticed that the promised email never arrived. That’s fixed now. We  switched from self-hosted to … Continue reading Password reset fixed

Server move in progress

Posted by: Jon at 21:02 on Friday, August 15, 2014 GMT
…from Rackspace to Digital Ocean and from one large-ish server to several smaller ones, from a relatively prehistoric version of RedHat to the latest Ubuntu 14LTS, from Zend Server+Apache to nginx (openresty actually), and from PHP5.2 to PHP5.5. It really wasn’t as painful as it sounds like it should have been. As part of the move, … Continue reading Server move in progress

Server issues

Posted by: Jon at 17:52 on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 GMT
Normally the Registry just hums along quietly and doesn’t demand too much attention. But the last system update we performed seems to have altered our memory usage pretty dramatically and we’re quite suddenly having out-of-memory issues and some heavy swapping. We’ve expanded the server capacity twice already as a stopgap while we investigate, but before … Continue reading Server issues

Still here, folks

Posted by: Jon at 20:36 on Saturday, February 16, 2013 GMT
When we first designed the NSDL Registry, part of the requirements was that it be able to run in Lynx (seriously) and be usable without JavaScript in all browsers including all versions of IE. As you will probably have noticed, the world of web development has changed a bit in the last 8 years. Lately … Continue reading Still here, folks

Whoops

Posted by: Jon at 23:32 on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 GMT
Until lately we’ve been pretty happy with our ISP, Dreamhost. But a few months ago, after several during-the-presentation meltdowns of the Registry we determined that we needed to move to a higher-performing, more reliable server. We could have done the easy thing and moved to a Virtual Private Server at Dreamhost. Instead, we setup an … Continue reading Whoops

SPARQL queries

Posted by: Jon at 14:55 on Thursday, April 14, 2011 GMT
We’re using Benjamin Nowack‘s excellent ARC libraries for a tiny bit of our RDF management. It may surprise you to know that we don’t use a triple store as our primary data store, but we do too many things with the data that we think are cumbersome at best when managed exclusively in a triple store (a subject … Continue reading SPARQL queries

Check Your Bookmarks!

Posted by: Diane Hillmann at 19:20 on Tuesday, October 05, 2010 GMT
As of today, the link to Step-by-Step instruction on the Registry front page has been updated (and not a moment too soon). The new link still goes to the Registry Wiki, but the link itself is different, so those of you eager users who have bookmarked the old instructions might want to take a look … Continue reading Check Your Bookmarks!

Announcing the New Open Metadata Registry

Posted by: Diane Hillmann at 21:52 on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 GMT
As of this week, the familiar NSDL Regisry has a new name–the Open Metadata Registry–and a new logo. The name change reflects the fact that we’re no longer receiving funding from the National Science Foundation on behalf of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL), but also recognizes that the Registry has become one of the … Continue reading Announcing the New Open Metadata Registry

Readable URIs

Posted by: Jon at 12:52 on Thursday, April 08, 2010 GMT
Over the years we’ve been engaged in a number of discussions in which the ‘readability’ of URIs was raised, either as an issue with non-readable URIs or as a requirement in new URI schemes. At the Registry, we understand and are sensitive to the desire for human readability in URIs. However embedding a language-specific label … Continue reading Readable URIs

Latest Activity

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OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Wargames (Video games) :: altLabel :: added

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 14:15:45 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Wargames (Video games),
added the altLabel (en) Property:
War games (Video games)

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Third person video games :: prefLabel :: updated

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 14:12:42 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Third person video games,
updated the prefLabel (en) Property
To:
Third person video games
From:
Third-person video games

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Sports video games :: altLabel :: deleted

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 14:10:49 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Sports video games,
deleted the altLabel (en) Property:
Olympic video games

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Shooter video games :: altLabel :: updated

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 14:08:58 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Shooter video games,
updated the altLabel (en) Property
To:
Third person shooter video games
From:
Third-person shooter video games

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Racing video games :: altLabel :: updated

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 14:07:06 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Racing video games,
updated the altLabel (en) Property
To:
Racing/driving video games
From:
Racing/Driving video games

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Political video games :: broader :: deleted

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 14:05:49 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Political video games,
deleted the broader Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1001

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Party video games :: altLabel :: updated

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 14:02:46 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Party video games,
updated the altLabel (en) Property
To:
Minigames (Video games)
From:
Minigame (Video games)

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Health video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 13:57:58 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Health video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games that are intended to improve the player’s health through exercise and nutrition information.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Gambling video games :: related :: deleted

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 13:55:27 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Gambling video games,
deleted the related Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1058

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: First person video games :: prefLabel :: updated

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 13:54:00 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: First person video games,
updated the prefLabel (en) Property
To:
First person video games
From:
First-person video games

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Educational video games :: narrower :: added

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 13:42:29 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Educational video games,
added the narrower Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1016

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Brain training video games :: broader :: added

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 13:42:29 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Brain training video games,
added the broader Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1022

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Fighting video games :: narrower :: added

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 12:55:55 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Fighting video games,
added the narrower Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1015

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Artillery video games :: broader :: added

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 12:55:55 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Artillery video games,
added the broader Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1030

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Advergames (Video games) :: altLabel :: updated

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 12:54:56 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Advergames (Video games),
updated the altLabel (en) Property
To:
Advertising games (Video games)
From:
Advertising game (Video games)

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Advergames (Video games) :: broader :: deleted

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 12:54:35 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Advergames (Video games),
deleted the broader Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1001

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Action video games :: scopeNote :: updated

On Sat Sep 8 2018 at 12:53:21 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Action video games,
updated the scopeNote (en) Property
To:
Video games in which gameplay typically relies on “simulated violence or highly kinesthetic game play (or both) and generally lack[s] narrative depth.”
From:
Video games in which gameplay typically relies on“simulated violence or highly kinesthetic game play (or both) and generally lack[s] narrative depth.”

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Wargames (Video games) :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:10:41 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Wargames (Video games),
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games depicting military simulation which usually revolve around a single war, campaign, or battle in which the player can play out various what-if scenarios by trying out different tactics and/or strategies.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Visual novels (Video games) :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:10:26 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Visual novels (Video games),
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which the story is told through text overlaid on a background representing the scene, where the player chooses dialogue and action options. These choices not only further the plot but affect the outcome, offering multiple endings.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:10:07 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Electronic games played by means of images on a video screen and often emphasizing fast action.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Vehicular combat video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:09:32 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Vehicular combat video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games depicting players combating other players or simulations using vehicles such as cars, planes, or even fictional vehicles such as “mechs.” Vehicular combat games feature little to no racing elements.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Trivia video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:09:14 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Trivia video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games which primarily focus on asking questions to the player about little known details, facts, or obscure bits of information that typically hold very little importance.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Tile-matching video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:08:54 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Tile-matching video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games depicting elements from both strategy video games and role-playing video games and where tactical combat and strategic elements of play are the focus rather than exploration.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Tactical role-playing video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:08:13 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Tactical role-playing video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games depicting elements from both strategy video games and role-playing video games and where tactical combat and strategic elements of play are the focus rather than exploration.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Survival video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:07:56 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Survival video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which the player participates in open world exploration, resource gathering and management, and crafting. These are games that make the player’s inner survivalist and paranoia come out. Do not use for survival horror video games. Class survival horror video games with horror video games instead.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Survival horror video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:07:22 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Survival horror video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which the player is in a horror setting with sparse ammunition or weaponry and must survive some sort of enemy (usually supernatural) or escape a hazardous situation, creating an uncomfortable atmosphere and a sense of dread. Do not use for survival video games that don’t have elements of horror. Class broader survival video games with survival video games instead.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Strategy video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:07:01 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Strategy video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which the player uses tactics and manages resources and units, usually in games of combat against one or more opponents, which can be either other players or controlled by the game itself.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Sports video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:06:38 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Sports video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which sports are simulated. Include here video games that depict sports without an analogue in the real world. Do not include video games based on Pong; class those with Arcade video games.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Simulation video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:06:20 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Simulation video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which real life situations and conditions are simulated. The antithesis of a simulation game would be the arcade video game, which eschews real world modeling for gameplay purposes.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Shooter video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:06:00 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Shooter video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which the primary mode of gameplay is to shoot at enemies with projectiles. Can be from any perspective.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Shoot 'em up video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:05:38 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Shoot 'em up video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which the player controls a character (most commonly an aircraft) that must defend itself against large amounts of enemies by shooting at them, usually from a top down or side on perspective set against a scrolling background while enemies and projectiles fly at them. Do not include games that restrict the player’s movement on screen or that do not feature scrolling backgrounds; class these instead in the broader Shooter video games genre.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Role playing video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:04:27 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Role playing video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which a player controls one or more characters in a fictional universe and leads the characters through a story, enhancing that character's abilities, skills, gear, and strength along the way.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Roguelike video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:04:00 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Roguelike video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which players crawl through a randomized dungeon by navigating procedurally generated game levels. In most of these games if the player dies they cannot reload earlier save games (permadeath) and must start anew.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Racing video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:03:36 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Racing video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games which depict players racing other players, or the clock. Racing can be done in vehicles, on mounts, on foot or in completely abstract graphics. Games within this genre have racing/driving for the majority of the game, not just as a short sequence.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Quiz video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:03:13 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Quiz video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games which test the player on his knowledge of certain subjects or his ability to discover hidden words or pictures.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Puzzle video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:02:52 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Puzzle video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Class here video games which emphasize puzzle solving and test problem-solving skills including logic, pattern recognition, sequence solving, and word completion.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Political video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:02:30 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Political video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Class here video games which present real-world situations in interactive form, enabling players to engage with contemporary issues.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Platform video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:02:06 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Platform video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Class here video games in which a player character must successfully jump from platform to platform and/or over obstacles.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Pinball video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:01:51 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Pinball video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games that are played on a simulation pinball table and incorporate the use of balls, levers, and bumpers to play the game.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Persistent world video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:01:35 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Persistent world video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Class here video games in which the world of the game continues to exist and develop whether players are present or not.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Party video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 14:01:16 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Party video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which multiple players competitively play a series of minigames.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Open-ended simulation video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:59:39 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Open-ended simulation video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games which allow players to set their own goals within the game. Video games which give player(s) freedom of choice in where to go or what to do within the game to reach a specific goal or objective are classed under Open world video games.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Open world video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:58:34 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Open world video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Class here video games in which the player is given freedom of choice and action in achieving goals or objectives. Video games which allow players to set their own goals within the game are classed under Open-ended simulation games.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Video games :: narrower :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:58:23 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Video games,
added the narrower Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1051

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Open world video games :: broader :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:58:23 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Open world video games,
added the broader Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1001

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Music and rhythm video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:56:43 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Music and rhythm video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which the player makes music or must operate at a certain beat or rhythm. Some music game might require actual music instruments or controller facsimiles (or singing) as input for the game.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:56:29 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games that depict an online, persistent game world in which many players participate as avatars, typically going on quests and joining up with teams of other players.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Maze video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:56:15 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Maze video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which players must navigate a maze-like environment.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Management simulation video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:55:58 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Management simulation video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which players must balance the use of limited resources to build or expand some kind of community, institution, or empire, while dealing with internal or external forces.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Logic video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:55:35 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Logic video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games which rely on logical thinking in puzzle solving.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Light gun video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:55:23 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Light gun video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games whose principle mechanic is a gun-shaped controller which players aim at the screen to shoot enemies and objects.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Life simulation video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:55:12 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Life simulation video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games whose game-play involves simulating lives and day-to-day routines of characters.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Language learning video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:55:01 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Language learning video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games that are intended to develop the player’s language skills.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Interactive book video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:54:49 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Interactive book video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games that allow the player to interact with parts of a book or story.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Horror video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:54:31 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Horror video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games that frighten players by playing on primal fears and feature classic horror elements.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Hack and slash video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:51:36 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Hack and slash video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which the player must fight hordes of enemies in order to advance.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Graphic adventure video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:45:35 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Graphic adventure video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which players uncover clues, solve puzzles, and navigate their characters from screen to screen, often using a point-and-click interface.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Game show video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:45:16 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Game show video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which gameplay is modelled after or an adaptation of a televised game show.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Gambling video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:44:09 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Gambling video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games which simulate traditional gambling activities, such as cards, horse racing, or casino games.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Flight simulation video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:43:26 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Flight simulation video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games which are designed to simulate flight and generally let the player pilot a plane or other aircraft.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: First person shooter video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:42:54 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: First person shooter video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which the game world is presented from the perspective of the player, and in which shooting enemies is the primary game action.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Fighting video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:42:33 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Fighting video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which the players control characters who fight one another, either one-on-one or in teams.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Fashion and beauty video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:38:34 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Fashion and beauty video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which the player engages in style-related activities, such as makeovers or fashion design.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Fantasy video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:38:13 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Fantasy video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which magic and extraordinary characters are essential to the setting or gameplay.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Erotic video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:35:44 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Erotic video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which gameplay features sexually explicit language and/or graphics.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Empire-building video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:35:10 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Empire-building video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games that generally encompass elements from other genres, including city-building, 4X, and strategy; resource gathering, construction, exploration, and fighting are often combined to support empire building in a fantasy, futuristic, or historical setting.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Educational video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:34:51 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Educational video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which rules and game-play are designed, or can be considered, to support educational content and learning objectives.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Dungeon crawl video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:34:32 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Dungeon crawl video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which the player moves through a dungeon-like environment, which may be procedurally-generated, usually facing simulated combat with monsters or other foes, solving puzzles, and looting treasure.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Detective and mystery video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:34:18 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Detective and mystery video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which the player, in the role of detective (sometimes adapted from popular source material), collects or examines evidence or clues, in order to solve a crime or mystery. Also any game in which a mystery is the central element.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Construction and management simulation video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:34:04 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Construction and management simulation video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which players manage, build, and expand fictional projects or communities.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Casual video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:33:31 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Casual video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Casual games are video games developed for the mass consumer, even those who would not normally regards themselves as a ‘gamer.’ Casual games are fun, quick to access, easy to learn, and require no previous special video game skills, expertise or regular time commitment to play.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Beat 'em up video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:33:06 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Beat 'em up video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which gameplay focuses on “hand to hand combat, sometimes allowing players to use parts of the environment as weapons.” Players often must engage with multiple enemies at one time to fight their way through levels.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Brain training video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:32:45 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Brain training video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which “various puzzles, sums and reflex mini-games [...] serve to train and exercise the mind.”

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Artillery video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:31:43 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Artillery video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which players bombard their opponents with projectiles. The impact of the projectiles is determined by the angle, force, weapon, etc. selected by the player.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Arcade-style video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:30:23 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Arcade-style video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which the gameplay is very simple and similar to games found on coin-operated arcade machines. This term does not refer to arcade machines.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Advergames (Video games) :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:30:05 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Advergames (Video games),
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which commercial brands or products are central features of the game.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Adventure video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:28:55 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Adventure video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which a story is experienced “through dialogue and puzzle solving. Gameplay mechanics emphasize decision over action.”

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Action video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:28:14 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Action video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which gameplay typically relies on“simulated violence or highly kinesthetic game play (or both) and generally lack[s] narrative depth.”

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Action adventure video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:26:54 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Action adventure video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which elements of the “action” and “adventure” genres are combined, such as highly kinesthetic gameplay, puzzle solving, and narrative richness.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: 4X video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:26:37 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: 4X video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which the player is in the role of world leader and gameplay focuses on world or empire building. 4X (eXploration, eXpansion, eXploitation, and eXtermination) games require elements of exploring, expanding, exploiting and extermination.

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: 3D video games :: scopeNote :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:26:15 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: 3D video games,
added the scopeNote (en) Property:
Video games in which the game space is presented in three dimensions, “in which the player’s eyes are “tricked” into perceiving depth in the image.”

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Shooter video games :: narrower :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:19:15 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Shooter video games,
added the narrower Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1062

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Shoot 'em up video games :: broader :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:19:15 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Shoot 'em up video games,
added the broader Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1063

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Sports video games :: narrower :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:18:42 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Sports video games,
added the narrower Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1059

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Racing video games :: broader :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:18:42 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Racing video games,
added the broader Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1065

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Simulation video games :: narrower :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:17:33 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Simulation video games,
added the narrower Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1056

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Political video games :: broader :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:17:33 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Political video games,
added the broader Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1064

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Party video games :: prefLabel :: updated

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:16:19 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Party video games,
updated the prefLabel (en) Property
To:
Party video games
From:
Party video games

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Persistent world video games :: related :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:13:01 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Persistent world video games,
added the related Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1047

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) video games :: related :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:13:01 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) video games,
added the related Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1053

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Puzzle video games :: narrower :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:12:21 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Puzzle video games,
added the narrower Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1045

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Maze video games :: broader :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:12:21 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Maze video games,
added the broader Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1057

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Puzzle video games :: narrower :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:11:27 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Puzzle video games,
added the narrower Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1043

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Logic video games :: broader :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:11:27 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Logic video games,
added the broader Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1057

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Shooter video games :: narrower :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:10:48 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Shooter video games,
added the narrower Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1042

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Light gun video games :: broader :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:10:48 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Light gun video games,
added the broader Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1063

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Interactive book video games :: narrower :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:09:35 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Interactive book video games,
added the narrower Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1035

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Graphic adventure video games :: broader :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:09:35 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Graphic adventure video games,
added the broader Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1039

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: Shooter video games :: narrower :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:07:08 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: Shooter video games,
added the narrower Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1031

OLAC's Videogame Genre Form Terms :: First person shooter video games :: broader :: added

On Fri Aug 31 2018 at 13:07:08 UTC, OLACVideogames,
working on the Concept: First person shooter video games,
added the broader Property:
http://metadataregistry.org/uri/olac/1063