Tag: Cinematographic Works Standards

Call for Presentations: Metadata Management for Film Archives


Putting the „Cinematographic Works Standard“ EN 15907 to use and introducing the new FIAF Cataloguing Manual. 

A joint workshop by the Association des Cinémathèques Europénnes (ACE) and the FIAF Cataloguing and Documentation Commission, 29-30 March 2017, Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften (ZEM), Potsdam.

The workshop will take place in three sessions. Applications for presentations should address the following (or other relevant) questions:

Session 1: EN 15907 in practice: Existing applications of the Cinematographic Works Standard in film archives. Experiences, issues, challenges and next steps

What is your experience with the CWS? In which ways do you use it in your work environment? Which issues and challenges have occurred, and how do you deal with them? How do you deal with issues such as the optional parts of the standard, especially the Variant entity?

Session 2: No archive left behind? – The situation in and needs of film archives that have not (yet) applied the CWS

What are the reasons for not, or not yet, introducing the standard in your institution? What is the situation concerning metadata management in your archive, and which challenges do you face? What are your plans concerning metadata management and EN 15907 in the future? In which ways can resources be pooled to achieve progress?

Session 3: New ways of managing, storing and sharing metadata in film archives: Linked Data, RDF and concepts beyond the Relational Database paradigm

Do you have examples of projects and applications using Linked Data concepts with the CWS or film-related information? What are your experiences? What are the challenges and the possibilities for managing and sharing of film-related metadata? What is your vision of future cinematographic metadata aggregation? Do you have concrete plans to go Linked (Open) Data ?

To take part in the selection process, participants should send:

  • Title of the proposal
  • Author(s)
  • Institution
  • E-Mail address
  • Preferred session (1, 2, or 3)
  • Abstract (300-500 words)

Please send proposals via e-mail to: eckes@deutsches-filminstitut.de


Proposals will be evaluated and selected by: Laurent Bismuth (CNC, Paris), Georg Eckes (Deutsches Filminstitut, Frankfurt), Adelheid Heftberger (Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaft, Potsdam), Nacho Lahoz (CulturArts Generalitat, Valencia), Nicola Mazzanti (ACE President, Cinémathèque royale de Belgique) and Thelma Ross (The Museum of Modern Art, New York).

Presentation format: Oral presentations should last 20 minutes maximum, followed by discussion.

Practical information: The participation fee is waived for speakers. Speakers’ travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 February 2017.

Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2017