Descriptive Metadata for Television: An End-to-End Introduction [NOOK Book]

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Descriptive Metadata for Television is an introduction for anyone involved in making, publishing, archiving, or viewing TV programs. It highlights the implications of the new ways of working enabled by all-digital systems in which pictures, sound, and text are represented as binary data. The book explains the sudden "hype" of metadata as digital technologies are introduced in the workflow from end of end. With more than 20 years experience each, the authors explore uniting these new technologies and the media ...
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Descriptive Metadata for Television: An End-to-End Introduction

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Overview

Descriptive Metadata for Television is an introduction for anyone involved in making, publishing, archiving, or viewing TV programs. It highlights the implications of the new ways of working enabled by all-digital systems in which pictures, sound, and text are represented as binary data. The book explains the sudden "hype" of metadata as digital technologies are introduced in the workflow from end of end. With more than 20 years experience each, the authors explore uniting these new technologies and the media management they necessitate with library science expertise so that program content remains accessible and useful for years to come.

Descriptive Metadata for Television is a comprehensive introduction for television professionals that need to understand metadata's purpose and technology. This easy-to-read book translates obscure technical to hands-on language understandable by real people.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136034978
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/27/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Mike has working in broadcast Standardisation for the past eight years before which he had 27 years experience in engineering and in operational management with the British Broadcasting Corporation, latterly at their network center in Bristol. BBC Bristol is home of TV feature programs such as "The Antiques Road Show” and of the BBC's world famous Natural History Unit. Mike managed the television resource base, including Post Production, Graphic Design and Television Operations, at this major production center.
Mike has been responsible for the introduction of digital television systems into the program making workflow from the earliest days of digital working. He is a UK Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers and Chairman of the SMPTE's Wrappers and Metadata Committee.
Ellen Mulder worked for Dutch public broadcaster NOS for 21 years and moved to its resource company NOB for another 19 years. After 30 years in different functions in Television Production, management and R&D, Ellen became Strategy Consultant for the NOB board of Directors, and has actively participated in various standards organisations for the last 10 years. Ellen was very involved with the transition from black and white to colour television in the Netherlands and, later on, with the enterprise-wide introduction of digital production facilities. Ellen is a Fellow of the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers and served as SMPTE Governor for the Europe, Middle East and Africa for four years.
Linda Tadic has 20 years experience managing and cataloguing film, digital, and broadcasting collections. She is currently Director of Operations for ARTstor, a digital image library. Previous positions include Manager of the Digital Library at Home Box Office (HBO); Digital Projects Coordinator at the Getty Research Institute; and Director of the Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia. She was president of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) from 1998-1999, was chair of its Cataloging Committee from 1994-1997 and is currently chair of its Digital Initiatives Committee. Linda is an adjunct professor at the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University.

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Table of Contents

1 What is metadata? 1
2 Types of metadata 19
3 Metadata schemes, structures, and encoding 37
4 The impact of technology change on people and metadata processes 61
5 Identifiers and identification 76
6 Metadata for the consumer 89
7 Metadata in public collections 106
App. 1 Sample metadata records 113
App. 2 Extracts from SMPTE documents 131
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