Final Free getMETAsmart Event Set for Friday

Posted on 11/10/2009 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (0)

On Nov. 13 at 5 p.m., the last of a 10-event series produced by the Stock Artists Alliance Photo Metadata Project will take place at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

David Riecks will deliver the three-hour program in three segments, accompanied by a networking break and a raffle for prizes worth over $2,000 in products and services from Adobe, Microsoft, Camera Bits, Photoshelter and liveBooks.

The getMETAsmart events were made possible by a grant from the U.S. Library of Congress and assistance of industry partners—for instance, the Minneapolis chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers has helped bring Riecks to this last event.

The goal of the program is to help the industry become METAsmart. The SAA position is: Photographers need to embed metadata in their images, while stock distributors, users, archivists and software developers need to ensure this information is preserved—and read correctly—as files are processed, copied, licensed, published online, reproduced and archived.

More than 800 picture professionals have attended previous getMETAsmart events held across the U.S. Attendance is free; participants can register online for this Friday.

Copyright © 2009 Julia Dudnik Stern. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz


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