Detailed planning for the NOPP began more than a year ago by Andrew Moger, an independent consultant to the NPA and former Picture Editor of The Times, and Mike Sharp, Group Development Executive at Trinity Mirror, supported by a select group of senior sports photographers from across the industry.
Andy Moger said, "We're delighted to be working with OpenText to bring our vision to life, making British sports photography more accessible to the national and local press during the Olympics Games. By providing photographers with one central hub of high quality photographs we can really showcase the best in British sporting photography. It also allows those publications that are part of the scheme across the UK - large or small - with an opportunity to access photography to help support their Olympic coverage efforts, making sports more accessible to a new generation of journalists and readers."
Mike Sharp, a digital imaging technology specialist, commented: "No blueprint existed for the practical aspects of collating, editing, and distributing images on this scale within the tight time constraints we set ourselves. We therefore needed to find a technology partner with a proven track record and a system which could meet the demands of newspaper publishing houses across the country, for both their print and online editions. OpenText was a natural choice having been in the industry for many years."
OpenText CHP has been designed in conjunction with journalists and editors to address the unique and dynamic challenges in publishing, with a specific focus on delivering better content generation and search experiences. For more details, please see http://www.opentext.com/uk/global/products/products-digital-asset-management/products-chp-introduction.htmOpenText's customer experience management suite, a key pillar of OpenText's Enterprise Information Management (EIM) strategy, allows organizations to create and deliver a richer, more interactive online experience across multiple channels, including websites, mobile devices and social networks, while assisting with enforcement of and adherence to information governance requirements. The suite includes digital asset management solutions that allow customers to produce, manage and publish rich media and facilitate consistency and control in the production and distribution of their digital media assets. About OpenText OpenText is the largest independent software provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM). For more information please visit www.opentext.com. Follow OpenText on Twitter @opentext and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/opentext. # # #