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SAVE THE DATE : MODULE 1- BFI/Creative Skillset - Archive Training

14 August 2015

ASSET: Archive Sector Enterprise Training (ASSET) Project

The aim of the ASSET project is to provide archive sector professionals with skills
necessary to contribute to achieving the BFI Film Forever strategic priority
'Unlocking the UK's Film Heritage'.

The objectives of the course are:

• To strengthen business skills within the archive sector, particularly those
necessary for monetising digital content.
• To provide improved skills in digital asset management.

Course participants will have become better able to contribute towards wider
access to the UK's archive content and appreciate its value and potential.
Businesses in which course participants work will be more resilient and able
to grow through identifying and exploiting opportunities existing in digital archives.

Course participants will gain:

• business skills specifically applicable to the archive sector
• an in-depth knowledge of current digital asset management techniques
• an appreciation of commercial opportunities existing around the digitisation
of archives
• expertise on the monetisation of digital content


The course will consist of a number of two-day taught modules delivered by recognised
experts in the field, between October 2015 and March 2016. Indicative module titles are
as follows:-

Digital Asset Management
Business skills applicable to the Archive Sector
Intellectual Property Rights for Moving Image Archives
Monetising Digital Content
The Transition to Digital Media
Employability Skills for a Career in the Archive Sector

We are delighted to announce Module 1. This module will be on Digital Asset
Management and will be held on the 15th / 16th October in BECTU
Education and Training rooms, London, Clapham Road. (Detailed
information to follow)

The module will be taught by Pam Fisher, Head of Research and
Development at BAFTA / Media Institute, UCL.

Indicative Topics:
Goals for digital asset management / The future.
Assessing suppliers of digitisation and asset management services
Coding standards, metadata standards, file formats, migration between formats,
understanding legacy formats and implications for the business. Copyright
protection standards, watermarking

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