British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Current Metadata Issues


Date: 5 June 2017

Time: 10am to 5pm

Location: Learning on Screen, 77 Wells Street, London, W1T 3QJ

Presented by Joel Eaton

Current Metadata Issues aims to introduce key concepts around emerging digital technologies for documenting audiovisual collections. While much cataloguing work is based on long established principles of standardisation and interoperability, the documentation of collections can also involve cutting-edge and data-intensive technologies such as machine learning and computer vision. Acknowledging that no one day course could comprehensively cover these topics in detail, we instead aim to give a flavour of what’s technically possible, what may soon be possible and what the practical implications might be for collection managers.

We encourage attendees from underrepresented groups particularly those from BAME (Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic) backgrounds or those with a disability. We also particularly encourage attendees from right across the UK.

Explore the full course content (downloads PDF).

About the presenter
Joel eaton

Dr Joel Eaton, University of Plymouth, has over seven years experience delivering audiovisual digitisation, copyright, IP and metadata training. He has previously worked as a Technical Advisor for Jisc, supporting a range of digitisation projects in the public and commercial sectors, including at Birmingham City University Library and The National Library of Scotland. Joel currently works in information development and provides training and consultancy on audiovisual digitisation and preservation.

This programme is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery, through the Skills Investment Fund. 

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