British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Metadata in Practice – Latest Developments in Audiovisual Metadata Standards

Further to our introductory course, you will learn about some of the innovative ways that emerging technologies can deepen understanding of your collections, and bring resources to life in new ways, through the use of metadata. You will gain practical knowledge in areas such as linked data and automated metadata generation as you discover new methods of applying metadata in practice.


Date: Thursday 7th February 2019

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


  • Members: £85
  • Non-members: £95

Prices exclude VAT and include lunch.

Presented by Joel Eaton

“Useful and relevant. Points made were backed up with practical examples and exercises.” – 2017 attendee

Latest developments in Audiovisual Metadata Standards builds on the knowledge and skills learnt in our Introduction to Moving Image Data course, and introduces cutting edge applications of metadata, and how they are important to you, your collection, and most importantly your users. Building on schemas and taxonomies covered in the introductory course, you’ll investigate emerging digital technologies for documenting audiovisual collections and how they can be applied in novel ways to widen access, self-maintain and provide new insights on your resources.

You’ll be introduced to different schemas for moving image metadata and descriptive metadata, and learn to map metadata across different systems with practical exercises. We’ll highlight the value of ontology, and focus on ‘metadata in practice’, looking at pragmatic approaches to metadata and management systems.

This course is available to past attendees of our Introduction to Moving Image Metadata. 
If you have not already attended this course, then you are expected to have:
  • A good understanding of metadata types, schemas, and standards for audiovisual resources.
  • Knowledge of digital preservation practices and strategies.
  • Practical understanding of web/CMS technologies and presenting digital collections online.

About the Presenter

Joel eatonDr 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.


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