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Thomson Reuters Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Imagen Ltd.


Date: July 9, 2019

NatureScot, formerly Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), is the public body responsible for Scotland’s national heritage. The diverse nature of its work includes a goal to inspire people to manage Scottish natural resources sustainably and become enthused about nature. To support this goal NatureScot has an enormous catalogue of image, video and audio assets, which are used by more than 700 members of staff spread across 40 locations.

NatureScot needed a solution that delivered best practise digital asset management, unifying their data and media management needs into a single platform that could be accessed quickly and easily by staff in all locations.

The Imagen platform solved these key issues by providing a comprehensive search capability of all available assets inside a single platform, with detailed metadata to aid discovery. Crucially, this included the ability to add time-based metadata to mark-up the most important and interesting points in longer videos. Long videos could also be clipped easily within the platform, so that only the pertinent parts were shared, further improving efficiency.

Key Features

  • Powerful search capabilities
  • Supported wider mission to migrate to cloud services
  • Intuitive to use for staff across multiple locations
  • Time-based metadata to find key moments
  • Allowed clipping of relevant content from long from videos
  • Curated collections of content
  • Fast downloads of content

"With the Imagen platform we have now implemented best practice for digital asset management across the entire organisation"

Stephen Gerrard, Information Programme Manager, NatureScot

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