The Indiana University Libraries, in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin, New York Public Library, and digital consultant AVP, were awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2018 to support initial development, implementation, and pilot testing of an Audiovisual Metadata Platform (AMP) that will enable more efficient generation of metadata to support discovery and use of digitized and born-digital audio and moving image collections.
This grant was preceded by a workshop and resulting white paper funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and hosted by IU as part of a planning project for design and development of AMP. The partners leading this planning project were the IU Libraries, University of Texas at Austin (UT) School of Information, and AVP.
In the years leading up to this workshop, the project partners had embarked upon various initiatives investigating audiovisual description. In 2015, IU and AVP investigated models and developed a strategy for high-throughput description of audiovisual materials that are being digitized as part of IU’s Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI).