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Finding Images and Rightsholders - distributing and protecting images in the digital environment

The digital environment has presented  both challenges and  benefits to people producing and distributing images. The search environment is becoming more sophisticated with improved word tagging,  automated metadata entry and visual recognition technologies providing more focussed search results.  The challenge to rights holders is to keep track of digital copies of images which can easily 'escape' without the necessary rights labelling. Data in IPTC metadata fields and digital fingerprinting can combine with visual recognition to provide security for rightsholders and pathways to licensing for people who want to use images legally.

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‘Great images deserve great keywording’ – approaches to captioning and keywording at Mary Evans Picture Library

What are the practices and approaches to cataloguing and keywording used to manage the wide variety of imagery found in a specialist picture library? How can keywording protocols be effectively implemented and what tools can be created to aid this process? This presentation will examine these questions by studying specific images, discussing examples of good (and bad!) keywording practice, specifically in the environment of a specialist library collection. The importance of a keywording structure (where less is often more) and the practicalities of providing metadata for image supply to international partners will also be discussed. The presentation will close by looking at the feasibility of more automation in the keywording process within a specialist collection and the major lessons Mary Evans Picture Library has learned in moving from an analogue archive to a fully digital online presence.

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