News and events

Reporters United - The News Video Marketplace

Reporters United have launched their new website using an iBase digital asset management system with full ecommerce facilities.

They are a global marketplace for buying and selling editorial videos. Every day a worldwide network of professional video reporters, photographers and citizen journalists publish photos and videos. Using the website, they upload their stories and hundreds of leading editors from media outlets all over the world are able to view and purchase them immediately.

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art has launched the Richard Wilson Online catalogue which surveys the works of the painter Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782) and uses iBase digital management software to manage and publish data and images. The iBase team have produced a highly effective, flexible, customized content management/publishing system that meets the requirements of this very complex project and includes very valuable tools such as a zoom tool and an online interactive map of collections.

William Angliss Institute

The William Angliss Institute are a specialist centre for foods, tourism, hospitality and events.

Their picture library holds more than 6,000 images of college and student activities, with collections including Tourism, Events, Travel, Resort Management, Patisserie, Guest Speakers and Visitors, Confectionery, Meat Processing and many, many more.

University College Dublin - Media Services

UCD Media Services need to store images, and video clips, graphics, audio available for staff within the University to view, download and reuse.

iBase digital asset management (DAM) is the ideal solution, digital assets are stored in a central location so that they can be uploaded, searched for and downloaded as required and according to the user's permissions.

Scott Dunn

Scott Dunn is an award-winning luxury tour operator and create tailor-made holidays and honeymoons to amazing destinations all over the world. Their travel consultants each spend a month a year seeking out the best properties and fine-tuning their local knowledge so they can craft holidays exactly to requirements. As well as creating bespoke experiences, they also operate their own luxury ski chalets in the Alps, and family villas in the Mediterranean sun, complete with Scott Dunn staff and private nannies.

University of Westminster

The University of Westminster Image Library is an iBase digital asset management system configured to store and manage images for University marketing and communication purposes.

The use of integrated active directory for login, combined with iBase's highly flexible security structure enables both staff and students to access material appropriate to their permissions and requirements.

Leicestershire County Council

The Image Leicestershire site captures images from Leicestershire's past using iBase digital asset management with ecommerce and allows digital or printed copies of images to be purchased online.

Among the images featured on Image Leicestershire are the council's fine art collection, lantern slides and photographs showing a summer camp at Mablethorpe, the Newton railway collection and fashion items from Market Harborough corset makers Symington's. The site also includes World War One images to tie in with the centenary commemorations due to start in 2014.

Edinburgh City Libraries

Edinburgh City Libraries have launched their updated online image collection at Capital Collections. It provides access to many of the collections held in the Central Library and highlights from the Museums' collections. At its foundation is iBase's online library and 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.

The 2012 Image Library

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is the public body that developed and built the new venues and infrastructure for the Games and their use after 2012. The images in this photo library document that process.

The library contains images and selected video shot by the Olympic Delivery Authority of the construction of the London 2012 Olympic Park, as well as the Lee Valley White Water Centre and the improvement works at Weymouth and Portland and Eton Dorney. It does not contain sporting images from the Olympic and Paralympic Games, a good selection of which can be found on Getty Images.

The multi-media library uses iBase digital asset management and is managed on behalf of the ODA by In-Press Photography Ltd.

World Rugby

World Rugby in Dublin have upgraded their Digital media asset management system, enabling contributors and users around the world to upload and access material under the control of the World Rugby's marketing department.

The system chosen is iBase, a digital asset management system ideal for this purpose and which will ensure that the World Rugby's assets are properly catalogued and easily retrieved by authorised users.

Architectural Association School

Using an iBase digital asset management system, the Architectural Association School created a new Image Library for both internal and public access.

Topics and subjects include Buildings and Places, Schoolwork, School Life with images from the 1920s until the present date. Photographers represented include Valerie Bennett, Richard Booth, F.R. Yerbury and many others.


A division of Associated British Foods plc (ABF), AB MAURI is a global family of yeast and bakery ingredient companies with an impressive footprint. They are one of the largest producers and distributors of yeast and bakery ingredients in the world. They have their global headquarters in the UK and operate from more than 50 locations across the continents.

AB MAURI use the iBase digital asset management system for their internal image library.

Arnotts Press Image Library

With an iBase digital asset management system, Arnotts of Dublin have launched their Press Image Library

Images from branded collections including Accessories, Childrenswear, Men's Contemporary, Men's Denim, Men's 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 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 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 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.

Thornton Tomasetti

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.

Royal Armouries

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.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Library Service

Rhondda Cynon Taf 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.

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.

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 View Dumfries and Galloways 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.