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Tuesday, May 15th
9:00 hr Room L

W-14 Metadata: What is it and how can I use it?

Chair: Neil Gilchrist, BBC Research & Development, UK

Siegbert Herla (IRT, Germany)
Chris Chambers (BBC Research & Development, UK)
Mike Cox (Mirador Techniques, UK)
Lars Jonsson (Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, Sweden)
David Ackerman (Harvard University, USA)

Metadata is the "data about data", or the vital supporting information which is associated with any kind of audio or video program material. It can be as brief as a few scribbled notes of the title, date of recording, etc. in the box accompanying a master recording, or it can be used in IT systems to link databases with stored program for searching and retrieval of audiovisual material. The workshop will include presentations on different aspects and applications of metadata, with particular reference to broadcasting, archives and the standardization which is vital for the exchange of this type of information.

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