WebWare Corporation, a digital asset management software company, has announced that America 24/7, a collaborative photography event, has chosen WebWare's ActiveMedia Enterprise software to be the official DAM system for its project. Through June 6, editors will cull digital images from thousands of professional and amateur photographers participating in 50 states to capture a living portrait of an American week. ActiveMedia Enterprise is the digital asset management system managing the top 80,000 images being selected during the initial phase of the project. Photo editors and publishers based around the world will access ActiveMedia online. As the project's central repository it will allow over fifty creative teams to manage, approve, and publish the images for more than fifty 24/7 picture books, multiple Web sites, TV documentaries, and traveling exhibits. The archive will be managed on an outsourced basis using WebWare's ActiveMedia outsource service.
Through May 18, roughly 1,000 of the world's best photojournalists and a legion of participating amateurs from throughout the United States will shoot digital images in all 50 states. Of the more than one million images being reviewed, an estimated 80,000 "first-cut" pictures will be ingested, meta-tagged and placed under management into the ActiveMedia library, hosted by WebWare. America 24/7 project features include: the book America 24/7, scheduled for publication by DK Publishing in November 2003; 52 large-format illustrated volumes to be published in November 2004, celebrating each state, with special volumes devoted to New York City and Washington, D.C; the America 24-7.com Web site, enabling amateurs nationwide to submit up to seven of their own digital images; traveling photographic exhibits customized for individual states and regions; and television documentaries featuring video and stills from project photographers.