Tuesday, August 14, 2007

SAA Receives Award from Library of Congress to Promote Photo Metadata Use and Preservation

The U.S. Library of Congress has awarded the Stock Artists Alliance one of eight partnerships for preserving digital media. The partnerships are part of the $2.15 million Preserving Creative America initiative of the Library's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP).

These partnerships each address different aspects of preservation, to help insure the survival of digital media, whether images, movies, cartoons, or even video games.

Being recognized along with the likes of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Sony, and BMI, SAA's award comes as acknowledgment of SAA's ongoing work to promote the importance of using and preserving photo metadata. "With the Library's support, we will be able to expand the reach and depth of our efforts to promote metadata best practices among professional photographers and across the image licensing industry," says Betsy Reid, SAA's Executive Director.

With its award, SAA will develop online resources and professional seminars to promote the importance of metadata for the long-term usability of digital photographs. MORE >>>

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