Robert Brook Posted February 12, 2014 Share Posted February 12, 2014 But doesn't Corbis and some other agencies do the keywording themselves? I do all the same keywording for Alamy and Corbis. Corbis somehow select their own key-categories to display but it's me who's done the initial graft. Richard. Corbis, naturally, (they've got the resources) have a much better keywording system. The contributor supplies some of the keywords, ambiguous terms are clarified, the system automatically adds more, and they are edited to boot. (e.g: 'Boston': Do you mean 'Boston Mass' or 'Boston Lincs'? 'Lincs'). The system will then add: Boston Borough, Lincolshire, England, UK, United Kingdom, Europe etc. Conceptual words are catered for, and edited out if inappropriate. With this level of discipline, having all keywords as links is a greate resource for buyers. With the Alamy brouhaha it may not work as well, but will help buyers to dig deep into the collection. For example: a buyer can start with a common word and quickly move onto more technical terms. RB Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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