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PrestoPRIME

Project reference: 231161
Funded under: FP7-ICT

PrestoPRIME

From 2009-01-01 to 2012-11-30

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 12 057 722

EU contribution:

EUR 8 000 000

Coordinated in:

France

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-3

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

PrestoPRIME resulted in a range of tools and services and in a Competence Centre for the long-term preservation of and access to digital audio-visual content.

Audiovisual content collections are undergoing a transformation from archives of analogue materials to very large stores of digital data. As time-based digital media and their related metadata are edited, re-used and re-formatted in a continuously evolving environment, the concept of the unique original loses its meaning and dynamic processes are required that can preserve indefinitely not only the audiovisual signal but also its evolving associations, context and rights.

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PrestoPRIME researched and developed practical solutions for the long-term preservation of digital media objects, programmes and collections, and sought ways to increase access to them. The project activities were guided by four objectives:

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  • to research and develop means of ensuring the permanence of digital audiovisual content in archives, libraries, museums and other collections; \\n
  • to research and develop means of ensuring the long-term future access to audiovisual content in dynamically changing contexts; \\n
  • to integrate, evaluate and demonstrate tools and processes for audiovisual digital permanence and access;to establish a European networked Competence Centre to gather the knowledge created through the research collaboration and share it with the stakeholder community.
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Results
The project developed a number of technical solutions for managing the preservation of audiovisual contents, from risk management to content quality and corruption control measures, from tools for supporting audiovisual migration to multivalent preservation methods using federated services for distributing and storing content. It has created metadata conversion and validation services, a novel and efficient process for metadata vocabulary alignment, and services for user-generated content annotation. A novel rights management system and an audiovisual fingerprint registry make it possible to track and manage content at all stages of its lifecycle, in all contexts of use. These solutions were integrated within two integration frameworks : P4 - the open source PrestoPrime Preservation Platform, and Rosetta - a commercial preservation system. These results were demonstrated in a number of public events and test workshops.

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The research work was accompanied by activities for community building, knowledge dissemination and training, and important contributions to the standardisation of technology related to multimedia preservation and access in MPEG and the W3C.

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One of the sustainable results of PrestoPRIME is an online competence centre, called PrestoCentre. The PrestoCentre is a membership-driven organisation that brings together a global community of stakeholders in audiovisual digitisation and digital preservation to share, work and learn. PrestoCentre works with experts, researchers, advocates, businesses, public services, educational organisations and professional associations to enhance the audiovisual sector's ability to provide long-term access to cultural heritage.

Objective

Audiovisual content collections are undergoing a transformation from archives of analogue materials to very large stores of digital data. As time-based digital media and their related metadata are edited, re-used and re-formatted in a continuously evolving environment, the concept of the unique original loses its meaning and we require dynamic processes that can preserve indefinitely not only the audiovisual signal but also its evolving associations, context and rights.\nPrestoPRIME will research and develop practical solutions for the long-term preservation of digital media objects, programmes and collections, and find ways to increase access by integrating the media archives with European on-line digital libraries in a digital preservation framework. This will result in a range of tools and services, delivered through a networked Competence Centre.\nThe project will deliver a preservation framework, complete with risk management and content quality and corruption control measures, capable of supporting audiovisual signal migration and multivalent preservation methods using federated services for distributing and storing content. It will create a metadata conversion and deployment toolkit, with a novel and efficient process for metadata vocabulary alignment, annotation and services for user-generated content metadata. A rights management system and audiovisual fingerprint registry will make it possible to track and manage content at all stages of its lifecycle, in all contexts of use.\nThe project will demonstrate and evaluate an integrated prototype of the preservation Framework and software in the networked Competence Centre. The Competence Centre and the European Association for Audiovisual Archives will be established to provide business models, registry and best practice services and training.

Related information

Open Access

Coordinator contact

Daniel TERUGGI, (Director of research)
Tel.: +33-1-49-83-29-08
Fax: -+33-1-49-83-25-82
E-mail

Coordinator

Institut National de l'Audiovisuel
France
avenue de l'europe 4
94366 bry-sur-marne
France
Administrative contact: Daniel Teruggi
Tel.: +33 1 49 83 29 08
Fax: +33 1 49 83 25 82
E-mail

Participants

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
LEONHARDSTRASSE
8010 GRAZ
Austria
Administrative contact: Helen Hasenauer
Tel.: +43 316 876 1200
Fax: +43 316 876 1191
E-mail
OSTERREICHISCHER RUNDFUNK
Austria
WURZBURGGASSE
1136 WIEN
Austria
Administrative contact: Herbert Hayduck
Tel.: +43 1 87878 12380
Fax: +43 1 87878 12739
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
INNRAIN
6020 INNSBRUCK
Austria
Administrative contact: Guenter Mühlberger
Tel.: +43 664 8125154
Fax: +43 512 507 9842
E-mail
HIGHLANDS TECHNOLOGIES SAS
France
ROUTE DES CRETES 1900 BATIMENT E5
06905 SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS CEDEX
France
Administrative contact: Farida Touati
Tel.: +33 4 92 95 42 88
Fax: +33 92 95 28 31
E-mail
EX LIBRIS LTD.
Israel
MALCHA TECHNOLOGICAL PARK
91481 JERUSALEM
Israel
Administrative contact: Josh Weissman
Tel.: +972 2 6499220
E-mail
RAI-RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA SPA
Italy
VIALE MAZZINI
00195 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: ALBERTO MORELLO
Tel.: +39 011 8103107
Fax: +39 011 6193779
E-mail
EURIX SRL
Italy
Via Carcano
10153 TORINO
Italy
Administrative contact: Paolo Decarlini
Tel.: +390112303729
Fax: +390112303066
E-mail
STICHTING EUROPEANA
Netherlands
PRINS WILLEM ALEXANDERHOF
2595 BE DEN HAAG
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Jill Cousins
Tel.: +31703140952
Fax: +31703140424
E-mail
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
De Boelelaan
1081 HV AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Guus Schreiber
Tel.: +31 20 598 7739
Fax: +31 20 598 7728
E-mail
STICHTING NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR BEELD EN GELUID
Netherlands
SUMATRALAAN 45
1217GP HILVERSUM
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Marius Snyders
Tel.: +31 35 6771682
Fax: +31356773307
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Brownlow Hill, Foundation Building
L69 7ZX LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Paul Watry
Tel.: +44 151 794 2676
Fax: +44 151 794 8728
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Highfield
SO17 1BJ SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Colin Upstill
Tel.: +442380598866
E-mail
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION
United Kingdom
BROADCASTING HOUSE
W1A 1AA LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Adam Lee
Tel.: +442080082253
Fax: +442080082272
E-mail
Record Number: 89482 / Last updated on: 2014-09-09