Anyone who played with a Google Images account recently, and marveled at the ability of the system to identify the contents of one casual snapshots, cannot fail to have been impressed. The quarry exists as a winding series of mineshafts driven into the titular mountain somewhere in the central states of the USA, and is patrolled by armed guards. The meta-data conundrumBut Iron Mountain, like a lot of other companies, has realised that in the modern, bleeding-sky, blue-edge world of mediated enablism, archive has value.
The problem with time-based media (sound, video) is that until now it has been exceptionally difficult to search based on a written description of what is required. Occasionally, someone will have added written metadata when the material was archived, though given the….