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NASA contractor's mission to the next generation of knowledge management

Every space shuttle NASA has launched since its first one in 1981 has been captured on 16 mm film, recorded on video tape, or, now, shot using digital cameras. Ever wonder where all that data goes?

Think about it. For every launch, over 180 cameras are trained on the shuttle at a number of angles, capturing imagery during launch, in-flight, and when landing. Back at the base, engineers monitor the footage to ensure everything goes smoothly, and later review it to measure how the equipment performed.

Over the years, NASA has collected 12 terabytes of launch, flight, and landing data -- including 5 million digital photos and tens of thousands of videos. It's an enormous amount of information that must be organized, stored, and managed.

Handling this job is Jeff Wolfe, Photo Planner for InDyne, a NASA contractor serving the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Jeff uses Presto to categorize and organize the imagery, give other authorized engineers access to the data for reviews, and meet federal codes for archiving documentary and historical resources.

We caught up with Jeff at SLA to learn a little more about how he uses Presto, and our camera caught the conversation. For a more in-depth drill down into how he uses Presto to manage Kennedy Space Center's video and photo library, watch his presentation at SLA, when he takes the podium as part of Mike and Phil's "Socializing the Library" presentation.

Jeff also has a webinar about the topic, which you can watch on Inmagic's Web site.

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