Preservathon: Select the best services and tools for your audiovisual digitisation project

Preservathon: Select the best services and tools for your audiovisual digitisation project 

Brussels, November 13 – 14

About Preservathons

PrestoCentre Preservathons are two-day hands-on events developed around main themes and challenges in audiovisual digitisation, preservation and long-term access. During the first day, attendees will work together in small groups. Activities include workshops, roleplaying, demonstrations, presentations, writing and negotiation exercises (e.g. call for tender, SLA). Each Preservathon includes a competitive element. The second day is organised as a mini-conference including concise presentations and demonstrations of the results and experiences from the first day, a ceremony to award the winning group, and a short but informative review on the subject, including the state of relevant technology, related research, and open questions.

Source: PrestoCentre

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Footage.net Deploys Solr Search Engine to Power its Stock Footage Discovery Platform

Footage.net Deploys Solr Search Engine to Power its Stock Footage Discovery Platform  

David Seevers Chief Marketing Officer at Footage.net

With nearly 10 million records now in the Footage.net database, we needed a search engine that could scour a huge volume of diverse records and deliver results to our users quickly and efficiently. The newly deployed Solr search engine allows us to better manage huge datasets, organize diverse metadata fields, perform a vast number of simultaneous searches and filter search results dynamically. It’s also extremely fast, significantly expediting the footage search and discovery experience for our global user base.

Source: Linkedin

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Managing Copyright Compliance in a Multimedia World

Managing Copyright Compliance in a Multimedia World 

October 16, 2014

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

In today’s workplace, employees use and share more copyrighted content than ever, from published articles to online images, music and videos. In fact, a 2013 Outsell report showed that 81% of surveyed workers share content with team members weekly. At a time when employees have access to more content and many more ways to share it, managing copyright compliance can be tricky.

Join Gretchen Klebasko, Director of Intellectual Property and Associate General Counsel for Legg Mason, as she provides practical tips for identifying compliance trouble spots related to text, image, video and social media uses and steps you can take to minimize infringement risk.

This webinar is sponsored by Copyright Clearance Center.

Source:  FreePint

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Designing a URL structure for BBC programmes

Designing a URL structure for BBC programmes 

From the Post:

The story starts with a small team of researchers (Tom Coates and Matt Webb) and developers (Matt Biddulph and Paul Hammond) in what was BBC Radio and Music Interactive. Other people from across the BBC were involved; both Kim Plowright and Gavin Bell spring to mind. But if your name’s not here and you think it should be, please blame my ignorance and not any intentional slight.

Sometime around 2006 the team began to look at how programme pages should work in a world of blogs and social software. Up until that point online programme support had been sporadic with big budget programmes getting dedicated “websites” and low profile programmes often getting nothing. The PIPs (Programme Information Pages) project aimed to solve this problem by providing a baseline web page for all programmes which could be enhanced where time, budget and user demand dictated.

Source: Smethurst

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