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PRESTO4U

Project reference: 600845
Funded under

European Technology for Digital Audiovisual Media Preservation

From 2013-01-01 to 2014-12-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 2 230 184

EU contribution:

EUR 1 994 532

Coordinated in:

Netherlands

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-9See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CSA - Coordination and support action

Presto4U aims to identify useful results of research into digital audiovisual preservation and to raise awareness and improve the adoption

 

Presto4U is a two-year project supported by a core group of 14 PrestoCentre member organsations. The aim of the project is to identify useful results of research into digital audiovisual preservation and to raise awareness and improve the adoption of these both by technology and service providers as well as media owners. The project will deliver new tools and services to connect the different constituencies involved in AV media preservation: expert users, who understand the problems and require technological solutions; researchers who can develop the fundamental knowledge; and technology providers who can commercialize research results as sustainable tools and services.

The project helps PrestoCentre to put a special emphasis on meeting the needs of smaller collections, private sector media owners and new stakeholders. The project will establish nine communities of practice in AV digital preservation, each based on a shared concern, a shared set of problems and a common pursuit of technological solutions related to the particular custodial practices and preservation challenges in a principal sub-sector of AV media. These communities of practice, collectively and individually, will function as a crucial reference point and exchange environment, pooling the available expertise between the academic research, media, culture and industry sectors.

Objective

The long-term preservation of digital audiovisual media presents a range of complex technological, organisational, economic and rights-related issues, which have been the subject of intensive research over the past fifteen years at national, European and international levels. Although good solutions are emerging, and there is a large body of expertise at a few specialist centres, it is very difficult for the great majority of media owners to gain access to advanced audiovisual preservation technologies. Presto4U will focus research efforts onto useful technological solutions, raise awareness and improve the adoption of audiovisual preservation research results, both by service providers and media owners, and with a particular emphasis on meeting the needs of smaller collections, private sector media owners and new stakeholders.<br/>The project will:- Create a series of Communities of Practice in the principal sub-sectors of audiovisual media preservation, which will develop a body of knowledge on the status of digital preservation practice, outstanding problems and needs for access to research results;- Identify useful results of research into digital audiovisual preservation;- Promote the take-up of promising research results by users, technology vendors and service providers, based on results of hands-on technology assessment, promotion of standards, analysis of economic and licensing models, and provision of brokering services;- Raise awareness of the need for audiovisual media preservation and disseminate information about project results;- Evaluate the impact of the project and develop plans for long-term sustainability.<br/>The resulting knowledge, tools and services to support the uptake of research, will be maintained after completion by PrestoCentre, the European Competence Centre for audiovisual preservation.<br/>The Presto4U Consortium comprises fourteen partners from seven EU countries (NL, UK, FR, IT, DK, IE, AT), covering a wide range of preservation expertise based on extensive research, multiple Communities of Practice, and centres specialising in technology transfer between research and industry.

Related information

Coordinator

STICHTING NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR BEELD EN GELUID
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 400 614


SUMATRALAAN 45
1217GP HILVERSUM
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Marius Snyders
Tel.: +31356771682
E-mail

Participants

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 108 070


LEONHARDSTRASSE 59
8010 GRAZ
Austria
Administrative contact: Werner Bailer
Tel.: +43 3168761218
Fax: +43 31687691218
E-mail
DET DANSKE FILMINSTITUT*DANISH FILMINSTITUTE
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 69 550


GOTHERSGADE 55
1123 KOBENHAVN
Denmark
Administrative contact: Thomas Chistensen
Tel.: +45 33743576
Fax: +4533743403
E-mail
TV 2 DENMARK AS
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 70 299


RUGAARDSVEJ 25
5000 ODENSE C
Denmark
Administrative contact: Peter Holm Lindgaard
Tel.: +4520243975
E-mail
Institut National de l'Audiovisuel
France

EU contribution: EUR 227 278


avenue de l'europe 4
94366 bry-sur-marne
France
Administrative contact: Jean Carrive
Tel.: +33149833429
Fax: +33 1 49 83 25 82
E-mail
MOVING MEDIA LIMITED
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 59 250


LOWER GARDINER STREET 63-64
1 DUBLIN
Ireland
Administrative contact: Simon Factor
Tel.: +353 87 6831176
E-mail
EURIX SRL
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 121 980


Via Carcano 26
10153 TORINO
Italy
Administrative contact: Mauro Ratti
Tel.: +39 0112303712
Fax: +390112303066
E-mail
ISTITUTO LUCE-CINECITTA SRL
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 94 160


VIA TUSCOLANA 1055
00173 ROMA RM
Italy
Administrative contact: Roland Sejko
Tel.: +39 06 722861
E-mail
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 105 074


PIAZZALE ALDO MORO 7
00185 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Claudio Montani
Tel.: +39 0503152923
Fax: +39 0503152810
E-mail
CINECITTA' LUCE SPA
Participation ended
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 0


VIA TUSCOLANA 1055
00173 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Edoardo Ceccuti
Tel.: +39 06 72286401
E-mail
RAI-RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA SPA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 106 161


VIALE MAZZINI 14
00195 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Alberto Morello
Tel.: +39 0118103107
Fax: +39 116193779
E-mail
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TATE GALLERY
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 61 828


MILLBANK
SWIP 4RG LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Ailsa Roberts
Tel.: +44 02078212975
Fax: +44 02078878738
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 255 543


Highfield
SO17 1BJ SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Colin Upstill
Tel.: +44 23 8059 8866
E-mail
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 133 750


CAVERSHAM PARK
RG4 8TZ READING
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: HELENE WATERS
Tel.: +44 1604 737675
E-mail
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 180 975


Strand
WC2R 2LS LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Paul Labbett
Tel.: +442078488184
Fax: +442078488187
E-mail
Record Number: 106845 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11