Quincy, MA, July 1, 2014 – The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has selected the Merlin digital asset management system to manage its photography assignments, image workflows and archiving needs for its activities, including the renowned EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in.
EAA is an international recreational aviation organization with more than 180,000 members, dedicated to a mission of growing participation in aviation through sharing The Spirit of Aviation. Its annual convention, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, draws more than 10,000 aircraft and a total attendance of 500,000 to Oshkosh each summer, with visitors from more than 60 countries.
“Each year, EAA staff and volunteers take hundreds of thousands of images that chronicle the history and innovation of flight,” said Tom Moule, EAA’s director of information technology. “One of our biggest challenges is making this tremendous visual asset easy to access for our photo and editorial staffs, as well as the multiple needs within our organization. The Merlin system is the best tool to give us that capability.”
Merlin is a complete digital asset management system that allows corporations to quickly organize and use thousands or millions of photos, videos and other media files with the MerlinX browser and desktop client tools. The Merlin assignment system makes managing photography assignments and photographers more efficient.
“We are thrilled to have been selected to serve the incredibly skilled EAA team in their imaging workflow,” said David Tenenbaum, CEO of MerlinOne. “EAA is world class in using visuals to communicate The Spirit of Aviation, and since some of us are active pilots we particularly appreciate their mission and being able to play a role in supporting it.”
Merlin will be used to edit and archive the images from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, as well as EAA’s year-round activities that include its year-round EAA AirVenture Museum and many aviation and non-aviation events hosted by the EAA facilities.
EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 180,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.
About MerlinOne – MerlinOne, Inc. is a leading provider of digital asset management systems. The Merlin picture desk / digital asset management solution has over 150 major installations including The White House, Pfizer, Harvard Business School, NPR, The Humane Society, The New York Times and USA Today. MerlinOne technology helps companies manage photos, text, graphics, PDFs, and multimedia.