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Annual conference to feature session titled ‘Bringing a Century of NHL Content to Life'’

Join the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) for the Digital Asset Symposium (DAS) New York on Wednesday, June 6 at the Museum of Modern Art. Enter the code CHESA when registering and receive 20% off. CLICK HERE to register and view the full program.

No matter the industry, content continues to increase, technology continues to evolve, and the demand for access continues to grow. Constantly evolving technology requires new and evolving solutions to access, rights management, and preservation issues. Each part of the life cycle impacts the next, and DAS is the only place where everyone is part of the conversation: content creators, postproduction, systems designers, archives, and asset managers.

New media assets are being created at a speed that increases exponentially every day in almost every industry. Studios, universities, law enforcement, gaming, archives — everyone is dealing with similar challenges, and, by sharing expertise across domains, we can learn from each other to create new solutions to common challenges. What makes DAS different? The full life cycle is discussed, and everyone is at the table.

For those specifically interested in the sports sector, NHL Director of Digital Asset Archive Dan Piro will be presenting a session titled “Bringing a Century of NHL Content to Life.” The first NHL games were played in the 1917-18 season. By 2015, there was an urgent need to digitize and centralize assets ahead of the 2017 Centennial Celebration. The challenge — eight months to get a new digital-asset–management (DAM) system operational and about a year and a half to digitize and ingest more than 250,000 hours of audio/visual content, a half million still images, and more than a million documents. This legacy media needed to merge with an existing archive of born-digital assets as well as new content being created on a daily basis.

The ultimate goal was to work with postproduction teams and broadcast partners to provide a system that makes content more accessible, applies as much metadata as possible to that content, and gives producers the tools to tell more compelling stories — especially for the 100th anniversary. In the long term, it allows the NHL to serve both internal departments and broadcast partners, improves licensing abilities, and ties assets together around games or events. Equally important, it also creates a prudent strategy to preserve the league’s history for the next centennial.

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