Migration and harmonisation of major digital assets library
The largest online repository of images in the world, Getty Images contracted Sheila to manage the migration and transformation of the assets of a smaller Canadian company that was brought into the fold. The data management and migration was complicated by the original assets being held in a bilingual, custom platform and a legacy database architecture that made this project a challenge. The two systems were built on completely different platforms and networks that needed to be harmonised. Over 1 million original images with unique associated data such as identification, tracking and descriptive tagging needed to be migrated in a seamless manner without disrupting business as usual at Getty. Sheila worked with the in-house team and third party suppliers to develop automated scripting processes to rework the content into a usable format for the Getty systems. The migration of the library assets were completed on time and handed over for integration to the Getty transformation team in 2015.