Migration and harmonisation of major digital assets library

The largest online repository of images in the world, Getty Images contracted Sheila Urbanoski to manage the migration and transformation of the assets of a smaller Canadian company that was brought into the fold.

This was complicated by the original assets being held in a bilingual, custom CMS and a legacy database architecture that made transference 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.