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[Sigia-l] (Event) Metadata for Digital Images - December 2nd Taxonomy Community of Practice Call

From: Rebecca Allen <>
Date: Tue Nov 24 2009 - 11:47:46 EST

Please join us for our monthly Taxonomy Community of Practice Call, presented by Earley & Associates. This month's topic is Metadata for Digital Images.

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 Eastern Time
Cost: $50

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Managing a collection of digital image assets is a complex undertaking. Unlike text-based documents, images do not provide headings, captions, or the ability to count word frequency for delivering relevant search results. With examples from stock photo distributors and a case study on an image collection of 3.5 million, this session will address critical considerations for building effective metadata for images.

David Riecks, project leader for the Stock Artists Alliance Photo Metadata Project, will explain the benefits of using embedded photo metadata such as captions, keywords, geographic information, and rights-based information in managing image collections. Emphasis will be on the proper use of existing photo metadata standards that are in wide use, such as IPTC, XMP and Exif, as well as recommended best practices for photographers and for those maintaining image databases.

Jody Apap, Vice President of Operations at A2Z Keywording, will continue with addressing the difficulties of keywording million-image databases, including how to describe complex visual images, how to insure limited and yet accurate and consistent search results, the problems of synonyms and antonyms, and the ambiguities of language. He will also discuss the importance of taxonomies, how to create search-friendly keywords, and give an in-depth look at search functions and criteria.

New Jumpstart Series: Digital Asset Management
We are excited to announce a new Jumpstart series on Digital Asset Management (DAM). This free 4-part educational series will run Thursdays, January 14 to February 4, 2010. Industry experts will address the latest insights and developments in building the business case for DAM, marketing resource management, the vendor landscape, and optimizing asset reuse with taxonomy and metadata.

Registration is open and we are currently accepting proposals for presentations, more details can be found at:

Thank you,

Rebecca Allen
Taxonomy Consultant
Cell: 425-299-5400

IA Summit 2010
April 7-11, 2010
Hyatt Regency, Phoenix, AZ
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