Data about material mesoscale, particularly with regard to crystallographic orientation and anisotropy, is often lost during the publication process. As an example, consider crystallographic texture. When textures are quantitatively measured, the data is often presented as pole figures or sections of orientation distribution functions; unless the raw data is included as a supplement, the quantitative information is lost. Similarly, the ICME community often relies on common widely available computational tools such as the viscoplastic self-consistent polycrystal plasticity code. When VPSC results are published, there is never sufficient metadata included to quantitatively replicate the work. In this talk, recent developments of open-source software tools to address these gaps are are described. Discussed tools will include a VPSC post-processor for DEFORM, integration of polycrystal plasticity simulations such as VPSC into the MTEX toolbox, and a semi-automated method of ODF reconstruction from images of texture plots. Key applications will be highlighted.