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An Introduction to Moving Image Metadata – Training Course

With our training course, you will learn the requirements of descriptive metadata and how it is used with audiovisual assets in the UK. You will gain practical knowledge around all aspects of descriptive moving image metadata, obtaining the key skills to boost your professional development.

Date: Wednesday 6th February 2019

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

Presented by Joel Eaton

Introduction to Moving Image Metadata will introduce what metadata is and explain why archivists and cataloguers need it. 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.

“The course was well structured and informative. The tutor was knowledgeable and engaging.” – Attendee, November 2017

“Would recommend it. I liked the way it went beyond the theory and that we had the opportunity to put what we learned into practice.” – Attendee, June 2017

The course includes lunch on the day and a follow-up online workshop, delivered after course completion so you can refresh your knowledge.

Explore the full course content (downloads PDF).


  • Film and TV archivists and senior archivists
  • Archivists and cataloguers in production companies
  • University librarians, learning resources officers and IT managers responsible for moving image content

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.


  • Members: £85
  • Non-members: £95

Prices exclude VAT and include lunch. 

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