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Applying new standards to old data: Wrangling metadata in a sports archive
In today’s archival landscape, advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence are being increasingly adopted. But advanced technology can only do so much. This case study describes how International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), the international governing body for football, conducted a careful assessment of its metadata management practices and future needs, and implemented a terminology management system (TMS) to manage specific terminology and impose standards to improve the effectiveness of the metadata in its audiovisual archive. Although exploiting this new TMS to its full capacity will be an iterative process, by investing the effort now, the FIFA Audiovisual Archive can gain full control over its metadata and be better prepared to adopt new tools and workflows in the future.
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Rachel Mandell is an audiovisual archivist at the FIFA Audiovisual Archive. Prior to joining FIFA, she was a faculty metadata librarian at the University of Southern California’s Digital Library. Her experience managing academic and cultural heritage collections also includes positions in both the USA and Europe at such institutions as California State University Dominguez Hills, the Autry Museum of American West, the Austrian Film Museum and the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe.
CitationMandell, Rachel (2022, September 1). Applying new standards to old data: Wrangling metadata in a sports archive. In the Journal of Digital Media Management, Volume 11, Issue 1.