TITLE: Preserving Creative America: Collecting Metadata for Recorded Sound
SPEAKER: John Spencer
EVENT DATE: 12/17/2010
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 48 minutes
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As part of the NDIIPP Briefing series, the Library of Congress hosted a presentation by John Spencer, president of BMS/Chace. Spencer leads a partnership with NDIIPP exploring the structured collection of audio multitrack metadata, working to create a shareable application that facilitates the gathering of technical and descriptive metadata across multiple roles in the recording process. This presentation highlights the technical and political background of the project, combined with a demonstration of the application and how it relates to the commercial audio industry.
Speaker Biography: BMS/Chace President and co-founder John Spencer has widespread experience and visibility both in the music industry and in the fields of archival preservation and enterprise class information technology. Since 1978, he has been involved in many facets of high-technology professional audio and video, and was previously Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Otari Corp. John is CEO and ambassador at large for BMS/Chace, preaching the gospel of structured metadata collection to media companies and institutions worldwide. His efforts led to a 3-year partnership with the Library of Congress, strategically focused on metadata best practices for the commercial recording industry.