News and Events
Arnotts Press Image Library
With an iBase Trinity digital asset management system, Arnotts of Dublin have launched their Press Image Library
Images from branded collections including Accessories, Childrenswear, Mens Contemporary, Men's Denim, Mens Shoes, Ladies Shoes and Lingerie, Men's Formal and Homewares can be downloaded as required.
Bradford Museums Photo Library
Using iBase digital asset management, Bradford Museums and Galleries have launched their new Photo Library, with collections including the C. H. Wood photographic archive, Belle Vue Studio, and the Christopher Pratt collection.
Charles Harold Wood, widely recognised as C.H. Wood, started his career in photography in 1922. A decade later he set up C.H. Wood (Bradford) Ltd. and went on to become one of the best known photographers in the region. The archive contains more than 300,000 negatives and prints, including on the photo library nearly a thousand very high quality monochrome aerial photographs which provide a unique view of Bradford's cultural, architectural and industrial heritage.
San Diego State University - Redesigned Digital Projects portal
San Diego State University used an external web designer to freshen up their existing iBase Trinity site. Their digital asset management system is used to maintain collections of digital library projects that include digitized photographs, newspapers and posters.
Aberdeen City Libraries
The Silver City Vault houses the online collections of Aberdeen Local Studies and allows visitors to search over 1,000 historical images of Aberdeen including photographs taken by George Washington Wilson. Browse or search their iBase Trinity system which contains almost 50,000 entries from various sources including Obituaries, Marriages, Pauper Lists, Periodicals and Newspapers.
NHNZ - Moving Images
This award-winning film production company uses iBase Trinity to manage their large catalogue of programmes and for presenting searchable streaming video extracts on the web. User can view and download clips, share them with others etc...
NHNZ Moving Images is a division of NHNZ Limited, a New Zealand based production company that creates over 60 hours of factual programming each year for leading international broadcasters including National Geographic, Discovery, Animal Planet and NHK. With offices and production facilities in Washington DC, Singapore, Australia and South Africa, NHNZ is one of the leading factual television producers in the world.
NHNZ Moving Images represents exceptional stock footage produced by NHNZ and over 20 other leading filmmakers from around the world. They hold over 200,000 hours of high quality stock footage with a major holding in HD.
Equal Exchange are a fair trading organisation based in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Their website says "We partner with co-operatives of farmers who provide high-quality organic coffees, teas, chocolates and snacks from farmers all over the world, including in the United States.
The Equal Exchange marketing department chose iBase Quartet digital asset management system for their diverse range of materials - including images and PDFs - ensuring that they can all be easily found and retrieved for use as required.
San Diego State University
The library at San Diego State University in San Diego, California wanted an internal digital asset management system, and also the ability to make selected items available on a public website. By using the iBase Online Library system they can do both, by controlling which items and which data are published to the public site.
For prospective students, their website says "SDSU, with its diverse faculty and myriad academic programs, offers an increasingly international emphasis to prepare students for a global future".
For their digital asset management requirements Thornton Tomasetti, Inc in New York have chosen iBase Quartet - hosted by iBase - to enable uploading, editing and searching by a wide range of criteria from any of their offices world-wide.
Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering services to clients on projects of all sizes and complexity. Their office locations include Abu Dhabi, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, San Francisco and Shanghai.
Henry Moore Foundation and Henry Moore Institute
The Henry Moore Foundation at Perry Green and the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds both use iBase Online Library for internal digital asset management, managing a wide variety of asset types and making them available for internal users via browser access on their networks.
Victoria and Albert Museum
A federated search is the simultaneous searching of multiple online databases or digital asset management systems, with the facility to see a list of returns from each source with clickable links that will connect directly to the source database.
The British Music Experience at the 02
The British Music Experience use iBase Quartet digital asset management system to catalogue and manage their large collection of images, video clips, sound clips, and other digital assets.
Internal and authorised external users can upload assets and edit associated metadata from anywhere that has access to the system's URL, and of course search the whole database to browse, view and download files as required - according to their permissions provided by the system manager.
The Royal Armouries have launched their new online catalogue using iBase Online Library.
The Collection, compiled with an iBase digital asset management system, consists of 70,000 examples of arms, armour and artillery dating from ancient times to the present day. It includes the royal armours of the Tudor and Stuart kings; arms and armour of the English Civil War from Littlecote House; British and foreign military weapons from the Board of Ordnance and Pattern Room collections; hunting and sporting weapons, and oriental arms and armour.
The Royal Armouries Library also acquires material relating to the history, development and use of arms, armour and artillery, and to the Tower of London.
BBC Heritage Department
The BBC Heritage Department are using an iBase digital asset management system to catalogue their large collection of historical broadcasting material, which includes important documents, sound and video clips, interesting and unusual props, sound and television equipment of all kinds such as microphones, cameras, recording systems, monitors etc...
There are many works of art, including paintings by Rolf Harris, a portrait of Patrick Moore by Robin Lee Hall, a bronze bust of Edward Elgar by Tom Taylor, and very much more. BBC Heritage's choice of the iBase system and database schema was influenced by its unique flexibility in dealing with a wide range of disparate items, each of which requires a different emphasis from the descriptive and searchable metadata.
Her Majesty's Courts Service
Her Majesty's Courts Service (HMCS) have chosen iBase Quartet digital asset management for their internal media asset library.
Key requirements included the ability to create a multi-level keyword hierarchy; set permissions for a number of classes of user; bulk upload of images with automatic insertion of common metadata; download of images by authorised users with selection of an appropriate resolution for their purpose.
They also needed simple and advanced searching by keywords, events, dates and users who have uploaded images; and access by administrators and other users from anywhere on the network using only a browser - such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari for Mac users.
Rhondda Cynon Taff Library Service
Rhondda Cynon Taff Libraries - Treorchy Library have created a digital image archive using the iBase Online Library digital asset management system with both Welsh and English language versions. The website allows you to browse by Area, Valley or Town and to seek out specific subjects or themes.
You will find over 20,000 digital images taken from the local history collections. There are images of people at work and at play; of buildings; places and events helping to illustrate all aspects of life in the County Borough from around 1880 to the present day.
The website is under continuous development and new images are regularly added as the digitisation programme moves ahead and new photographs are collected by the library service.
Edinburgh City Libraries
Edinburgh City Libraries have launched their online image collection at Capital Collections. At its foundation is iBase Online Library digital asset management system. Behind the scenes the super-user interface is used for cataloguing, indexing and publishing images and metadata to the website.
Special exhibitions on the Capital Collections site include 'The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage', 'Edinburgh Landmarks', 'Panoramas of Edinburgh', and 'Edinburgh Castle'.
Whether you are researching your family tree or doing a school project, you can discover the historical and cultural life of Edinburgh, Scotland and the Scots through this growing image library which includes a wonderful selection of photographs, drawings, watercolours and engravings.
University College Dublin
University College Dublin now use the iBase Quartet digital asset management system for their annual Images of Research Competition. Using only standard browsers - such as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari - entrants to the competition can upload their images and associated metadata, competition administrators can organise as required, and judges can view and assess the entries.
Shetland Museum and Archives
Our congratulations to Shetland Museum and Archives on the opening of their splendid new building and major upgrade to the museum's online photographic archive, which uses the iBase Online Library digital asset management system. The new site is also hosted by iBase Media Services.
The archive has a collection of over 60,000 images showing all aspects of Shetland Life. It also contains a growing selection of images of artefacts and documents from the museums collection.
National College for School Leadership
The marketing department of the National College for School Leadership have appointed iBase Media Services as their supplier for an internal digital asset management system and image library. They wanted to be able properly manage their growing stock of digital images, which are used in a wide variety of publications and on their website.
Key requirements included - administrative control over users and access rights; powerful searching; image request and authorised download; automatic logging of image use; and - very importantly - a hosted and managed service to minimise the effort needed to add and catalogue new images. Sharron Ranby, the NCSL Marketing Co-ordinator said "....we are absolutely thrilled by the library. It's easy to use, practical and definitely what I was looking for ..."
International Rugby Board
The International Rugby Board in Dublin have commissioned iBase Media Services to supply an internal digital media asset management system, enabling contributors and users around the world to upload and access material under the control of the IRB's marketing department.
The system chosen is iBase Quartet, a digital asset management system ideal for this purpose and which will ensure that the IRB's assets are properly catalogued and easily retrieved by authorised users.
Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
A joint project by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has chosen an internal deployment of the iBase Online Library digital asset management system for a major upgrade to their internal picture library, which will enable staff in both organisations to catalogue and upload images and to view the collection on their internal network.
Dumfries and Galloway Council
iBase are proud to be associated with Dumfries and Galloway Council's project to create a web accessible archive Through the Lens of their impressive collection of images related to local history. They are using the iBase Online Library digital asset management system to create and catalogue the images, and display them on the web.
Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)
In a significant upgrade the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have enhanced their internal picture library and digital asset management system, which allows internal users at RHS sites around the country to upload and catalogue their growing collection of images using the super-user interface of iBase Online Library. All RHS staff can view and request images from the system, which is deployed on their internal network.
Lancashire County Council
Following the successful launch of their Lantern website - Lancashire County Council have now made their unique collection of photographs in the Fleetwood trawler archive available on the web. There are images of trawlers from Fleetwood, Grimsby, Hull and many other European ports, all accompanied by a wealth of technical information on the individual vessels and fascinating stories relating to the trawlers, the ports and the people involved in the fishing industry. For the Lantern and Fleetwood Trawler catalogues and websites databases iBase Online Library has been used.
The digital media for both sites are catalogued and managed using the iBase Online Library digital asset management system.
Glasgow City Libraries - Sir Thomas Lipton
Glasgow City Libraries have launched their website dedicated to the life and work of Sir Thomas Lipton, one of the city's most famous and successful sons who from humble origins became a world famous tea merchant and yachtsman. The website, which uses the iBase Online Library digital asset management system, features a large collection of images of Sir Thomas, his yachts and his friends and acquaintances, and offers a fascinating insight into late 19th century and early 20th century high society.
City of London Guildhall Library and Art Gallery
iBase Media Services have delivered major enhancements to the City of London's Collage web site and online researcher iBase digital asset management systems. The collections are highly regarded for richness of content and quality of digital imaging. COLLAGE is developing into the online resource for London's history, topography and people from the 15th. Century to the present day. View the web site or call in to see the researcher system in Guildhall Art Gallery and all City of London Libraries.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Boston Massachusetts announces the public launch of their highly successful iBase Quartet powered online digital asset management system. Click here for more details or visit the image library online.
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