Our economy has us all thinking about finding revenue where we can…and many are finding new and unrealized revenue streams in their own photo archives and libraries.
The professionals at LAC Group, specialize in selection/culling, digitization of editorial and stock photographs, captioning & cataloging as well as archival re-housing. Our team of editors, digitization specialists, meta-taggers, indexers, catalogers and digital asset management specialists can assist with each area taking great care in evaluating your collection, creating a strategy for the digitization process and then preparing your collection for distribution, editorial collection or stock footage.
We perform all the heavy lifting associated with digitization of your photo archives. Regardless of format, our editorial specialists will select, organize and review your collection. Whether at your location or depending on the collection size, at one of our scanning facilities, we will carefully process your collection. Editorial and stock collections are scanned one level above industry and content partner standards to ensure you have the quality you need, avoiding the expense of
Metadata, Indexing & Cataloging Specialists
Since 1986 our information management professionals have helped libraries and archives around the country organize, understand, develop and extract value from their collections by making sure that they are findable. Excellent metadata enables your collection and means that digitized material can be utilized internally or externally, available as needed.
Our skilled information professionals work quickly and accurately to enter the highest quality metadata to your collection. When needed, our professional staff does appropriate research to find missing data necessary to properly index and catalog your collection.
Consulting & Culling
Our editorial staff will help select the best of your collection. With decades of experience in collection selection and development, we can help you realize the potential of your collection.
If your archive is one with significant monetization possibilities or commercial value, LAC will consider performing our services at little or no upfront charge in exchange for a percentage of the sale of your newly digitized assets. Contact us today to discuss your collection.
Handling & Scanning
We take the upmost care in working with your collection. Our professionals are trained in proper handling, scanning and re-housing of your photographic material. We select the best possible method of digitization, ensuring your photographic content is well cared for from the moment we start working with your valuable assets.
Making Your Photos Available
Once we have digitized, organized and meta-tagged your content you can make your content available either internally or externally, including distribution arrangements with many leading sellers of editorial and stock photos. We prepare your photographic content, so that it’s ready for purchase.
Library and Information Staffing
The Client: A privately held group of international investment management companies requested LAC Group’s assistance in providing staffing coverage in their Los Angeles information center.
The Issue: The organization had two employees scheduled to take maternity leave during the winter holiday season. It was critical that this replacement employee have familiarity with the financial industry, proficiency with particular research databases, and understanding of the fast paced culture of their professional services environment.
The Solution: LAC Group was able to find a suitable candidate in a timely fashion that could cross train with the soon to be absent employees thus making a seamless transition in the office workflow. The candidate has done such an outstanding job that her assignment has been extended.
Asset Management Staffing
The Client: A publicly traded, leading global foodservice retailer asked LAC to assist in the assignment of metadata and taxonomy for a large asset migration project in their Creative Services department
The Issue: The organization was seeking individuals with a background in metadata and taxonomy as well as a basic understanding of cataloging and indexing.
The Solution: LAC Group employed our large database of candidates who specialize in asset management, taxonomy, ontologies, and metadata to find individuals who lived in close proximity to the worksite and were available to work through the duration of the project. Metadata tagging is more intricate than just data entry and having individual with archiving, photography, cataloging, and asset management experience was a critical part of the search optimization features of the organization’s asset management system’s effectiveness.
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