University College London (UCL), which was founded in 1826, is to adopt the 21st Century MediaFiler digital asset management software system for its UCL Imagestore operation.
Photo supplied by UCL Imagestore
UCL Imagestore holds images produced by the university’s Learning & Media Services on behalf of UCL faculties, departments and units.
As well as general imagery, MediaFiler will hold unique collections of images that are specifically for use in teaching and research such as medical and pathological images, works created by the students in the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture and artefacts held in the UCL Museums and Collections, which include prizewinning art produced by students and staff from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art and objects from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.
Through UCL Imagestore, the MediaFiler package will provide UCL’s 30,000 staff and students, and its external partners, with ease of access to high quality, high definition imagery from its vast media library.
In addition, MediaFiler will provide UCL with the ability to storage and retrieve an unlimited number of text based and audio / visual files while also supporting the University’s extensive media relations activity.
Tony Slade, Manager of UCL’s Photographic, Design and Web Services said::
“MediaFiler ticks all the boxes for UCL.”
“It gives us unlimited capacity with which to unify the University’s digital image asset management, across all our faculties.”
Andy Sykes, UCL IT Support Officer said:
“From an IT perspective, and following extensive testing – UCL selected MediaFiler because it is the fastest system available and is compatible and integrates with other UCL systems.”
“Its easy user interface also reduces support calls, which saves us time and money.”