Metadata Interoperability to be Featured Topic at Digital Asset Management Los Angeles

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Leading content technology platform players to discuss Metadata Working Group's First Specification at Henry Stewart Los Angeles.

Henry Stewart DAM events provide an important venue to vet new technologies and standards and we are excited to showcase this intriguing industry development at Digital Asset Management Los Angeles.

Henry Stewart Events, the leading producer of briefings and networking events on Digital Asset Management in the United States and Europe, announced the content industry's first public discussion on the Metadata Working Group's recently released specification 'Guidelines for Handling Image Metadata.' The session, entitled 'Metadata Interoperability 2.0', will take place at Henry Stewart Digital Asset Management (DAM) Los Angeles, which returns to the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, November 10-11. This two-day industry critical conference is essential for everyone involved in production, use or management of rich digital media assets.

Formed in 2007 as a collaborative effort of Adobe, Apple, Canon, Microsoft and Nokia, and joined by Sony in 2008, Metadata Working Group (MWG) guidelines are designed to increase interoperability and preservation of metadata in digital photographs. Its stated goal is to solve key interoperability issues that make finding, organizing and searching for digital photos a challenge.

"Metadata continues to be a hot topic across the DAM community," said John Gaylor, a Director of Henry Stewart Events. "Henry Stewart DAM events provide an important venue to vet new technologies and standards and we are excited to showcase this intriguing industry development at Digital Asset Management Los Angeles."

Metadata Interoperability 2.0 session panelists will include key players from one or more of the founding member groups along with metadata thought-leaders from customer and developer communities. "This collaboration between competitive content technology leaders is a major breakthrough for digital photography workflow and sets a precedent for metadata interoperability and preservation across other content formats," said digital media consultant Andrew Salop, an expert in metadata technology and founder of the open-source XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) initiative when he was with Adobe Systems. Salop continued, "I look forward to an interesting discussion exploring MWG's vision, challenges and market impact."

Henry Stewart Digital Asset Management Los Angeles forms one part of the world's leading series of events focused on Digital Asset Management. It combines high-level knowledge sharing in conference sessions, with a niche technology expo featuring best of breed DAM technologies. The briefings are an essential source of information on the latest developments, best practices, problems and solutions in DAM. This year's LA conference includes over 75 case studies, panel discussions and interactive presentations and is taking place on November 10-11 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit http://www.damusers.com.

About Digital Asset Management (DAM)
Digital Media: Photos, audio files, video clips, animations, computer games and banner ads.
Digital Asset: A digital media file or collection of files, consisting of content and metadata, which have value.
Digital Asset Management: The management of digital assets.
CMS Watch 2008

Organizations for which DAM is critical: Airlines, Accountancy and Audit, Advertising and Marketing, Agencies, Architecture, Automotive, Broadcasting, Construction, Engineering, Defense, Education, Energy Supply, Financial and Insurance Services, Film, Food and Beverage, Gaming, Government and the Public Sector, IT, Legal Services, Leisure and Sport, Libraries, Museums, Galleries and Archives, Manufacturing in all its forms, Maritime Trade, Media and Entertainment, Medical Healthcare, Music, Pharmaceutical, Development and Manufacturing, Publishing and Printing, Rail, Real Estate, Retail, Television, Telecoms, Transport, Utilities

About the Henry Stewart Group and Henry Stewart Events
For over 30 years the Henry Stewart Group of Companies has been providing continuing professional development and graduate education across a wide range of fields. Subject areas extend from managing digital assets to advances in biomedical and life sciences, finance, real estate, pensions, marketing, pharmaceutical regulation, statistics, technology and a host of other disciplines.

Henry Stewart Events' role within the group is to provide state of the art briefings on a range of important business areas, presented by leading authorities. The comprehensive, detailed, highly relevant content covers all the important issues -- the trends, the problems and, above all, the solutions. In short, they are essential for everyone who needs to stay ahead of the pack.

As the leading provider of briefings on Digital Asset Management we are committed to ensuring that all those involved in the capture, storage and application of rich media assets are fully abreast of the latest developments.

Who is the briefing for?
For everyone involved or likely to be involved in the management of digital assets.
Conference Sponsors include: Artesia, Media Beacon, HCL and Saepio among others
Speakers from: CNN, CMS Watch, Wunderman, Deutsch Advertising, Fox News and Business Network, Harrah's Entertainment, IDEA, J Paul Getty Trust, Leo Burnett USA, NASA, NBC Universal, Young & Rubicam Brands
Full details of the program are available online at http://www.damusers.com

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