The BBC History Magazine Museums at Night Brochure cover designed by Fred Deakin
Museums at Night: Culture24's festival of inspiring after hours cultural events at museums, galleries and heritage sites. Thursday May 16 - Saturday May 18 2013.
The annual UK-wide festival which seeks to encourage visitors into museums, galleries and heritage sites by throwing their doors open after hours and putting on special evening events.
The weekend is a fantastic opportunity for families to discover a cultural gem on their doorstep that they didn’t even know existed - and even if you can't make it to one of the Night events, if you've not visited a museum in a while, time to start.
MediaFiler are delighted to be involved with Museums at Night and Culture24 and provide the Media Library to manage the Museums At Night images.
More information from www.museumsatnight.org.uk
WINNERS OF THE 2012 EEF PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION ‘MADE IN BRITAIN'
The winners, (L to R) Best photograph by a professional photographer, Mike Smith, Best photograph by a young photographer, Tamika Morris & Best photograph by an amateur photographer, Robert Watkins
This year the EEF searched for images that demonstrate why manufacturing, made in Britain, is so vibrant. The shortlisted entries were on display and the winning entries were announced at a special event at the House of Commons on the 4th December, hosted by the Business and Enterprise Minister, the Rt. Hon. Michael Fallon MP.
MediaFiler is used to manage the competition from start to finish from contestant registration, submission of entrees, suitability reviewing and judging access for selecting the shortlist.
Managing Director of the Digital Asset Lab, Alastair McDavid sat on the panel of Judges and commented “I’m delighted that this contest is attracting more entries and of a higher standard each year”.
World Travel Market is so much more than Exhibition stands.
This year MediaFiler provided the portal to deliver the photographs taken by the WTM Press Office photographers – probably the best travel trade photographers in the world – to the world’s press.
MediaFiler also provided the WTM press office with show stopping images for their Facebook and Twitter feeds along with pictures for the WTM show projector stations.
The WTM International Press Centre is the largest recurring press centre in the UK, attracting and supporting up to 3,000 UK and international journalists across the four days. It’s estimated a further 5,000 attend ‘virtually’ and report by accessing the WTM press office releases and photographs from the WTM Media Library online.
MediaFiler is an enterprise solution, providing security and reliability in mission critical environments such as Television News rooms and pro-active and intense press offices situations, such as WTM.
The Moviestore Collection press release issued by MediaFiler
The Moviestore Collection is an archive of over 500,000 movie images, photographs, prints & posters from cinema and television.
Created in 1992 by Ysanne Slide, the first picture editor of Empire Magazine, it delivers images on-line using MediaFiler. "We have unique collection of film & TV material going back to the start of the last century, the early 1900's.” Said Ysanne. The Moviestore Collection is updated on a daily basis, with new titles and old favourites.
Original collection stock is continually scanned in and added to the on-line library, while the majority of new productions is now obtained digitally. This ensures that images are immediately downloadable via : www.moviestorecollection.com.
The Moviestore Collection team ensures each image is captioned, credited and key worded with the 'content' of the image. Moviestore’s main customers are freelance journalists and editors of newspapers and magazines who need exactly the right film-related image, often within tight deadlines.
The Moviestore Collection manager, Hannah Howard says : “We’re not surprised how publications successfully use our movie mages to promote tourism to the locations featured, Bond Movies are a prime example.” “It’s not only the countries featured but food, bars, sports and attractions related to a movie even if it’s not the actual venue shown in the movie.” “Images from City Slickers is often used to promote ‘Life Style’ change not horse riding!” said Collection Archivist, Ingrid Rydquist.
MediaFiler Digital Asset Management The Moviestore Collection use MediaFiler Digital Asset Management Software to deliver their entire collection on-line. Moviestore selected a hosted version fully managed and backed up in the MediaFiler data centres. MediaFiler is already used by many organisations and collections including Culture24, University College London, DoubleRed (the British Superbikes site) , World Travel Market and the new WTM Latin America library, Guernsey Museums and Galleries.
MediaFiler is an enterprise system (fully hosted and managed if required ) delivering images, video, audio, presentations and documents at lightning speed.
The London Hilton Ballroom, venue for the CIPR Excellence Awards 2012 on the 28th May 2012.
About a 1000 guests filled the Ballroom in the London Hilton Park Lane hotel, including former Olympians Lord Coe, Sharon Davies and Colin Jackson. MediaFiler Digital Asset Management Software have been a major sponsor of the CIPR Excellence Awards since 2009.
This year MediaFiler sponsored the hotly contested Corporate Responsibility category, won by salt PR against finalists Blue Rubicon, Gabrielle Shaw Communications, HB Communications, National Federation of Builders and The Co-Operative.
Olympic Silver Medallist, Colin Jackson CBE and Alastair McDavid, Managing Director of MediaFiler UK presented the award on behalf of MediaFiler and congratulated the salt PR team for their entry ‘Lifebouy: Global Handwashing Day.
McDavid had also worked with Olympic Silver Medallist Sharron Davies, MBE, way back in 1980 and quickly took the opportunity to meet and chat with her.
Win £5000 of Canon photographic equipment by entering the Made in Britain Photography Awards
Professional and amateur photographers of all ages are invited to focus their cameras on British manufacturing to enter the EEF Made in Britain Photography Awards, which was launched on May 8th 2012.
Winners will share a prize fund of £5000 worth of photographic equipment from headline sponsor Canon. The awards are free to enter in three categories: professional, amateur and young people (14-19).
EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, is seeking images of modern manufacturing that capture British products, components or processes.
“There's a boldness and beauty to British manufacturing that we're looking to capture through stunning photography," said Terry Scuoler, EEF Chief Executive of EEF.
The government's Make it in Great Britain campaign is also backing the awards. Business Minister Mark Prisk said: "Manufacturing is a creative and innovative industry. EEF's Manufacturing Photography Awards will help raise awareness of how interesting and dynamic the industry is, while tackling outdated perceptions. I wish all entrants the best of luck in the competition."
Nikki Paine, Manufacturing Business Development Manager, Canon UK & Europe, said: “Canon’s sponsorship of the Made in Britain competition is part of our ongoing commitment to the manufacturing industry, and valued partnership with the EEF.
Other awards partners include, The Times newspaper, The Digital Asset Lab, ERA Foundation; The Guild of Photographers and The Manufacturer magazine.
The EEF photography awards, now in their third year, aim to create a new public image of 21st Century manufacturing industry by showing the industry's ingenuity, creativity, technology and pride through inspiring photography.
MediaFiler Digital Asset Management software is used to manage the entire competition process; registration, entry submissions and viewing for the judges. Alastair McDavid of MediaFiler UK and The Digital Asset Lab said " We are delighted that MediaFiler has proved to be the ideal solution to manage the competition yet again".
The closing date is 28 September 2012, with entries shortlisted by a national panel of photographic and industry experts in October and winners announced at a special ceremony in Westminster in December.
Entry is free via the EEF website www.eef.org.uk/photo
The Museums at Night press release issued by MediaFiler in support of Culture24
Museums at Night is an annual weekend of late openings and special events taking place in museums, galleries, libraries, archive and heritage sites throughout the UK over the weekend of 18th, 19th & 20th May 2012.
During the weekend, hundreds of museums across the UK will stay open late with twilight screenings, midnight murder mysteries and all-night sleepovers.
Jane Finnis, Chief Executive of Culture 24 said :“More than 450 after hours events have already been announced by museums, galleries, historic houses and heritage attractions across the UK from Devon to Dundee. ”There’s the chance to curl up with Mongolian yurt at Killhope in Durham, sample an all-night science spectacular at the National Children’s Museum in Halifax or play Pimms-fuelled croquet on the lawns of Manchester Museum.”
Nick Stockman, Project Campaigns Manager, Museums at Night Culture 24 added : One of the best things about Museums at Night is its range, diversity and reach. There are events in over 150 cities, towns and villages across the country, mainstream or completely out of the ordinary. There is something for everyone.
Images of Museums at Night delivered by MediaFiler
Culture24 and Museums at Night manage their digital media using MediaFiler Digital Asset Management Software.
MediaFiler is already used by many collections including Ronald Grant Archives (The Cinema Museum), World History Archives, Guernsey Museums & Galleries and the Moviestore Collection. It also manages digital archives and collections within organisations such as The Engineering Employers Federation and University College London.
Declan Curry, the BBC News and Business Journalist, Master of Ceremonies at the EEF Awards Evening
The EFF Awards celebrate the best and brightest in UK manufacturing and all the contenders gathered on the 26th January 2012 at to see if they would take home the golden prize, and become a National Winner !
Over 400 Engineering Employers Federation guests from the cream of British Industry filled The Great Hall at Plaisterers' Hall in the City of London for the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony along with award partners and sponsors.
Yet again in 2011 The Digital Asset Lab has supported the EEF Photography Competition. MediaFiler is used to manage the competition on line, from start to finish. Starting with contestant registration, rules and regulations, uploading of the photographs, captioning of the image submissions right through to providing viewing for the judges.
TDAL Managing Director Alastair McDavid spoke to winners and contestants at the Awards said afterwards, "I'm delighted that they all found using MediaFiler easy, a piece of cake said one." and he added, " we're delighted that MediaFiler has made life easy for both the contestants and the EEF team running the competition, that's just how it should be."
World Travel Market hosted at ExCeL in London during the 2nd week of November 2011 is attended by almost 46,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and representatives of the international media.
WTM has the largest reoccurring Press Centre in the UK and the WTM Press Office use MediaFiler to manage and supply all their images from the show – and also throughout the year.
Five of probably the most talented travel trade photographers had been snapped up by WTM to capture the events, stands, press launches, awards, seminars, conferences and attending celebrities.
This year many of the Miss World finalists, including Miss Word attended, along with Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain and Aussie soap star, singer and TV talent show judge Dannii Minogue to name but a few.
Journalists and stand exhibitors were viewing photographs on their phones and iPads that had only been taken a few moments previously by the WTM photographers, who were constantly feeding their images into MediaFiler for instant access throughout the world for use by travel and news publications.
“WTM make it so easy to have immediate access to outstanding free imagery of the show.” said Alastair McDavid, Managing Director of TDAL, who hosts MediaFiler for WTM.
Journalists, photographers and broadcasters in one of the quiet work areas of the WTM Press Centre and (insert) checking out the latest WTM images on-line.. Easily selecting images to illustrate their stories, yet MediaFiler allows their production departments ‘back home’ to download the images directly.
The Digital Asset Lab stand at MediaPro 2011 with MediaFiler & Laidback Solutions &n bsp; - Main photo courtesy of Peter Denby's mobile phone!
The Digital Asset Lab is one of the few DAM solution providers - indeed exhibitors - to have exhibited at every single MediaPro event and this year we had four members of staff on hand to engage with the anticipated 8000 attendees.
New for 2011 the show had a dedicated Digital Asset Management area and a 'Marketing Technologies Lecture Theatre' with presentations on various media asset management topics together with contributions by some of the industry's big hitters such as Mark Davey of the DAM Foundation and Theresa Regli, Principal, The Real Story.
As always, MediaFiler was demonstrated live via the internet – as opposed to connected directly to a super computer on the stand - such is the confidence we have in this outstanding media library software.
Visitors to our stand browsed a test library in Holland containing over 2.5 Million files – images, video, audio and documents - to demonstrate the speed and features of MediaFiler and were then offered a selection of 'public' customer sites around the world, that were relevant to their media sector or interest.
“MediaPro is always a ‘benchmark show’ for us and MediaFiler” said TDAL Managing Director Alastair McDavid, “it’s almost like an annual stock take when we see how many new features – all customer driven – are now included in this show’s version. Each year we're leading the field, others follow.”
It’s always great when stand visitors say “Now that’s clever !” and that was the comment from more than one publishing professional after looking at FeedBack , the image content reporting software from the Swedish software house, Laidback Solutions.
Out of Laidback's four core products, Cargo and FileTrain and Colorman being the other three, Feedback attracted the most interest this year. However, FileTrain remains a best seller and fast becoming the preferred solution to a competitive product to ‘connect’ and manage image and file distribution.
EEF Heroes of Modern UK Manufacturing Competition - Closing 31st October
Win up to £5000 in Canon photography equipment with The EEF Photography Competition. Open to professional and amateur photographers of all ages, the competition aims to inspire a new public perception of a modern UK manufacturing industry by capturing the industry's ingenuity, creativity, technology and pride through inspiring photography.
The competition is supported by government, and the winning photographs will be displayed at BIS offices in Westminster and at EEF offices across the UK.Prizes awarded at a Gala Dinner in London.
Enter the competition free of charge by October 31 here - http://www.eef.org.uk/photo
Glittering Champagne Reception and Awards Dinner - 27th October 2011
The Digital Asset Lab, as members of The Islington Chamber of Commerce are supporting this
fundraising evening at The Arsenal Emirates Stadium.
Along with the 3 course black tie dinner, music, raffle, auctions and the CIB Awards, a great opportunity to network too. Guest speaker and host for the evening is the internationally renowned Andy Lopata, named by the Financial Times as one of Europe's leading business network strategists. This guy is oustanding and the perfect awards host. Want to sponsor or attend, just check out - http://CIBAwards.com
This year's theme -The Heroes of modern UK Manufacturing
Following on from the outstanding success of the inaugural competition, the EEF have issued the
following release 1st June 2011
"Our members often tell us that one of their biggest challenges is the public perception of engineering and manufacturing. At EEF, we want to see the boldness and brilliance of manufacturers recognised by the rest of the UK and beyond. So the EEF Photography Competition is championing your cause and leading the search for the heroes of modern UK manufacturing.
Our photography competition launches today - and anyone can enter.
Help us to capture your heroes – the people, products, processes and places of work that show UK
manufacturing at its best.
Show us the images which inspire you and reflect a new and contemporary identity of manufacturing
in the 21st century.
We simply want the best images of modern manufacturing - everything from the talented technicians
in the lab, to the skilled craftsmen and women on the shopfloor. From iconic products to fundamental
and ingenious components. The largest state-of-the-art facilities to the smallest, smartest start-ups,
factories and workshops.
Our photography competition, now in its second year, is free to enter and open to everyone until 31
October 2011." Check out - http://www.eef.org.uk/photo/
The SPECTRUM 4.0 launch with Nick Poole, CEO of The Collections Trust opening the session & workshop.
SPECTRUM is the UK and International Standard for Collections Management. The Digital Asset
Lab are now a Collections Trust Partner. During OPENCULTURE 2011 at Aston University (7th & 8th
June 2011), The Collections Trust unvailed their latest version, SPECTRUM 4.0
Nick Poole, CEO of The Collections Trust launced the SPECTRUM 4.00 Roadmap meeting to a packed audience interested in Digital Asset Management, Collections Management and Museums Management. There followed presentations by Alan Bentley of Museums Sheffield, Sally Carter from Museums Wales, Alex Dawson and Laura Whitton, both of The Collections Trust.
During the day, in the demonstration Theatre, Alastair McDavid, Managing Director of The Digital
Asset Lab, presented a live demonstraton of MediaFiler, the rising star of Digital Asset Management
software, used by a number of Museums. MediaFiler is also offered as a fully hosted and managed
option by The Digital Asset Lab, a solution that appealed to many of the 300 attending the trade show
and two day conference.
THE CIPR EXCELLENCE AWARDS EVENING - Top Left: Alastair McDavid, Managing Director of The Digital Asset Lab, MediaFiler’s UK distributor, announcing the winners. Centre: Julia Hartley-Brewer, Journalist, regular panellist on ‘Have I Got News For You’ , broadcaster and currently presenter on LBC 97.3. Top Right: The winners, KAIZO.
MediaFiler, the rising star of Digital Asset Management software again sponsors the ‘Consumer Relations’ category at the annual CIPR Excellence awards held on 1st June in Westminster, London.
The Consumer Relations category was … “A campaign supporting the marketing of consumer products or services in all industries – including arts, sport, leisure and tourism.” The award was won by KAIZO, for their campaign ‘Flip Video – Sharing Hearts, Minds and Moments’
Media Filer’s CEO, Berry Uilkema, commented, “Once again we are delighted to sponsor this major category. It is pure coincidence that out of the seven finalists it was ‘Flip Video’ that won. During 2010, MediaFiler has successfully spent more time developing and providing more solutions for video than in any other area of our MediaFiler Digital Asset Management system”
Alastair McDavid, Managing Director of The Digital Asset Lab said “I was delighted to see so many MediaFiler clients attending as finalists, it was a great opportunity to catch up with them all. To have my heroine Julia Hartley-Brewer invite me onto the stage and praise MediaFiler as a sponsor was my highlight of 2011." You may read the rest below.'MediaFiler
Buried under an ever growing mountain of photos, videos, PDF’s documents, presentations and images? MediaFiler is the new generation of low-cost, lightening-fast Digital Asset Management solutions for managing, archiving, viewing, sharing and distributing all types of digital files. Today’s essential tool for all high-tech PR and Marketing Departments.'
Over 200 delegates attended the two day 2011 annual AMDIS (Association of Marketing and Development in Independent Schools) at the The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, in May this year.
TDAL Managing Director Alastair McDavid was invited to give a presentation on Digital Asset Management in schools. The presentation included a live demonstration of a Digital Asset Management system using school photography, school videos and school archive material.
Alastair was on hand during the conference to help and assist delegates who wanted to explore the possibilities of DAM further.
McDavid said after the event, “I was delighted how well the presentation was received and how much interest it generated. The presentation was strictly a ‘master class’ on DAM.”
The 2010 EEF Manafacturing Photography winners were announced at Gala Dinner held at Merchant Taylors’ in the City of London
In the photograph above: Steve Watts, Runner up, Best photograph by an amateur photographer, Mark Tomlinson , National Winner Best photograph by an amateur photographer. Alastair McDavid, Managing Director of The Digital Asset Lab, both a sponsor and a member of the judging panel of the 2010 EEF Manufacturing Photography Awards with Melissa Garratt, National Winner, Best photograph by a young person (14-19)
Sadly Tim Wallace, National Winner, Best photograph by a professional photographer (his commissioned work for Aston Martin) was unable to attend.
Alastair McDavid, Managing Director of The Digital Asset Lab commented “I’m delighted that MediaFiler has proved so versatile for the EEF, handling the entire competition from start to finish.”
McDavid also took the opportunity to talk to all contestants attending the Gala Diner and was delighted that MediaFiler was praised for its ease of use and above all, SPEED!
With Aston Martin taking top honours, McDavid quipped “MediaFiler is the Aston Martin of Digital Asset Management” chatting to Aston Martin's Brian Spearman.
MediaFiler is certainly the rising star in Digital Asset Management software.
The Digital Asset Lab together with Canon, The Manufacturer magazine and The Guild of Photographers sponsored the first Engineering Employers Federation (EEF) Manufacturing Photography Awards.
The EEF is the representative body for UK manufacturing with a membership of almost 6000 companies. The EEF use a MediaFiler Digital Asset Management system. MediaFiler managed the entire digital competition, from contestant’s registration, upload of entries right through to the judging process
The Awards were launched in October 2010 with the support of the British Government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. Giving his support to the competition, Business Minister Mark Prisk said “I fully support this competition which will encourage young people to discover and capture the true innovative spirit of manufacturing in this country“
The 2010 winners were announced this year at packed Gala Dinner held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall
in the City of London.
World Travel Market 2010 is over. MediaFiler delivered yet again. Six WTM photographers constantly uploading news photographs from the show. Uploading from their laptops, both at the show and from home at night.
Journalists and publications from over 70 countries accessed the library, downloading pictures for their magazines and websites 24/7. Don’t forget MediaFiler ‘speaks’ English, French, Dutch, Spanish, German and Italian, so always one helpful language.
Not a single support call! Since MediaFiler was selected by WTM they have never had a support
call, proving just how easy and intuitive
What better or more critical test of any DAM system than journalists from all over the world.
The Digital Asset Lab (TDAL) exhibited at MediaPro 2010 at Olympia, London on the 2nd & 3rd of November 2010.
The CEO from Laidback Solutions, Pär Andersson (photographed left) flew in from Sweden to join us on the stand to demonstrate his niche publishing products, Cargo AdPortal, FileTrain, Colorman and especially Feedback, this product is proving a boon to the magazine publishing industry –download a brochure from our site.
Thomas den Braber, (photographed right) MediaFiler CTO and software architect behind the MediaFiler Digital Asset Management software extended his stay in the UK to attend the show.
Both Pär and Thomas spent much of their time ensconced in the small restaurant holding 'one 2 one' meetings set up by TDAL’s Head of Business Development, Ian Jackson -call Ian on 0845 50 50 911 if you need the best DAM solution.
It never appeared as busy as last years show but with the London Underground strike taking place on both days that was inevitable. Those intrepid visitors who made it to Stand 33, were indeed pure quality prospects who simply wanted the very best on offer at the show.
However, apart from the pre-arranged meetings with Pär and Thomas, we were delighted with the constant stream of visitors who had specifically selected MediaFiler and Laidback as a ‘must visit’ stand at the exhibition, all due to our pre-show publicity and the publicity in the show magazines, as shown in the photo above,.
At the end of the day - Success: a number of visitors returned at the end of the day to fix up appointments at their offices with the words ‘seen the other DAM software exhibiting at the show, I like yours the best’.
“Makes it all worthwhile” said Alastair McDavid, Managing Director, The Digital Asset Lab.
MediaFiler is the rising star in Digital Asset Management software solutions and it’s no wonder that we’re in the news. The Digital Asset Lab team installed a number of Enterprise systems during October, including City & Guilds and The Engineering Employers Federation – we’ll add them to the ‘latest clients section soon – and enquiries are flooding in for our DAM systems!
Alastair McDavid, Managing Director of The Digital Asset Lab commented “I’m delighted that our users are raving about MediaFiler and providing some extremely positive press coverage. There is no doubt it has certainly boosted enquiries for MediaFiler.”
MediaFiler sponsored the Consumer Relations category at the 2010 CIPR Excellence Awards, this year celebrating 25 years. At the dinner attended by over 900 PR professionals, the award was presented by TDAL Managing Director Alastair McDavid to Clarion Communications for their campaign "Rocky & the British Biscuit Advisory Board". Collecting the award are Clarion's Lucy Allan and Louisa Jarvis with compère, Louisa Preston, BBC TV.
Media Filer’s CEO, Berry Uilkema, commented, "Once again we are delighted to be an awards sponsor, particularly as MediaFiler is proving a boon to many PR agencies."
Over 900 guests from the PR industry attended the glittering CIPR Excellence Awards ceremony in London, hosted by the BBC broadcaster Jenni Murray. MediaFiler sponsored the Corporate Responsibility category, with TDAL director Alastair McDavid representing MediaFiler, presenting the award to winners Yorkshire Water for their One Million Green Fingers campaign. With MediaFiler Digital Asset Management system specifically designed for the corporate market, it was particularly appropriate to sponsor the Corporate Responsibility category”, said Berry Uilkema, CEO, MediaFiler.