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Understanding Moving Image Metadata Standards - Training

24 January 2017

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

Moving image metadata is a complex topic, but it’s increasingly governing the way archives, libraries, broadcasters and production companies operate in terms of education and access; digitisation and preservation; strategic management and widening the UK’s screen heritage.

Through our training series you’ll learn the requirements of descriptive metadata and how it’s used with audiovisual assets in the UK and Europe.

This series of courses will develop participants’ knowledge of moving image metadata, enabling them to create, enhance and adapt their own schemas and map them to different standards.

We’ll highlight the importance of accurate and interpretable moving image metadata, and analyse the key issues affecting organisations that source and store audiovisual assets, illustrating with key case studies and examining with peer-led discussion.

The full programme will comprise three one day courses and two online workshops. Participants can sign-up to all three one day courses or choose one specific area to gain knowledge in.

The first course, ‘Introduction to Metadata’, will be held on 24 January 2017 and is taking bookings now. 

The aim of these courses is to provide attendees with practical knowledge around all aspects of descriptive moving image metadata so they can gain key skills to boost their professional development.


  • 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

Spaces will be subject to a small admin fee of £10 per course. To book, please click the relevant course link above, and fill in the registration form.


This programme is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery, through the Skills Investment Fund.