The Crawford Report
importance-of-project-manager
17 October 2017 - 13:41, by , in LIFT, Media Management, No comments
When it comes to digitizing media collections, there is much to consider. From staff and resource supervision to budget controls and client communication, the varied but connected layers call for a capable, well-organized project manager.   Although practiced all too often, project management by committee is quite common. There are a number of deficiencies to...
The-Importance-of-a-Media-Preservation-Strategy
3 October 2017 - 0:36, by , in AMBER, LIFT, Comments off
We are in the digital age. Every business owner seems to understand this on a theoretical level, but they don’t appear to make the connection to their own company or organization. The digitization of analog content is essential to keeping up with the pace of today’s client demand and usability.   Why migrate to digital...
paley-cs
28 September 2017 - 14:45, by , in Case Studies, Metaforce, Comments off
In November of 2013, The Paley Center for Media selected Crawford Media Services to augment, edit and create descriptive metadata for its archival recordings of US broadcasts of Olympic Games and Olympic-related programs, dating back to the 1960 Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley and running through the 2012 Olympic Games in London.   The...
WWE-case-study
28 September 2017 - 14:29, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Comments off
In Q1 2014, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) launched the WWE Network, an internet-based subscription video service consisting of a traditionally programmed 24/7 stream and an extensive video-on-demand library. In Q1 2010, as part of the preparation for network launch, Crawford Media Services was selected to digitize, verify, and add descriptive metadata to approximately 26,000 hours...
BB-KING
15 September 2017 - 18:16, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Uncategorized, Comments off
From a Mississippi cotton plantation to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, B.B. King’s influence on the musical landscape was far reaching. Nicknamed “The King of Blues”, King was known to be a very active performer, often appearing in hundreds of concerts every year. Despite the frequency of his shows, archived footage from King’s...
5 September 2017 - 18:14, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Comments off
The Tiger Rag. Howard’s Rock. Death Valley. The storied history and traditions of Clemson Football is colorful and rich. Now, in the wake of another winning season, the Clemson Athletic Department has commissioned Crawford Media Services to digitally migrate hours of legacy football games, preserving those traditions for generations to come.   Boasting an expansive...
kqed
5 September 2017 - 17:25, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Comments off
A news outlet that brands itself the “community-supported alternative to commercial media”, KQED has long been a source for cutting edge news, arts, and entertainment in Northern California. Over the years, KQED has reported on – and collected – countless moments of regional, state, and national significance. The station recognized the importance of preserving and...
descriptive-metadata
13 June 2017 - 12:29, by , in Media Management, Metaforce, Comments off
Most content owners have recognized the need for descriptive metadata. But taking the first steps toward writing metadata is a daunting task. What metadata will be most useful? How should it be formalized for consistency? How to ensure it will be compatible with DAM systems? Who is available to write it with the correct understanding...
vhs-digitization
5 June 2017 - 12:24, by , in LIFT, Comments off
Recently a segment on NPR’s popular All Things Considered program brought to light the importance of digitizing VHS tapes. As the formats age, the magnetic media becomes more and more difficult to play back. The Crawford LIFT service helps keep this priceless media alive by migrating it to digital formats. Let us help you establish...
mtv-vault-project
14 April 2017 - 14:35, by , in Case Studies, Metaforce, Comments off
Metaforce, Crawford’s cloud-based, descriptive metadata solution, specializes in onshore human generated descriptive metadata and clip selection. When Viacom specified metadata tagging as part of its MTV Vault Project, Metaforce was the ideal solution to meet the challenge. The immediate success of the project – allowing all MTV teams from MTV News to programming, promos, press...