I spent Wednesday 1st July at theHenry Stewart DAM Conference in London.
In my slot I talked about,“Tagging Images for Findability – Making Your DAM System Work for You.” I used my 30 minutes to raise the issue of organising images using metadata and controlled vocabulary to connect the images to the people who want to use them. I spent a little time looking at the ways to use text to categorise images and the advantages and disadvantages that brings. I devoted a lot of the presentation to raising issues to watch out for when tagging images, in particular specificity and focus in image depictions, abstract concepts and image ‘aboutness’ and the deceptive simplicity of visually simple images.
A far braver presentation than mine was given byMadi Solomon. Madi ditched the PowerPoint presentation to facilitate a refreshing debate on metadata. Questions from the floor came thick and fast. Madi did a great job of presenting ‘on the edge’ and drew out the experiences of many of the attendees and the challenges they were facing.
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