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PrestoPRIME

Project description

Digital libraries and technology-enhanced learning 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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/corruption
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/media and communications/library science/archives

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-3
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator Contact

Daniel TERUGGI (Dr.)

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'AUDIOVISUEL
Address
Avenue De L'europe 4
94366 Bry-sur-marne
France
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 999 009
Administrative Contact
Daniel Teruggi (Dr.)

Participants (14)

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 801 399
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Helen Hasenauer (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 235 000
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guenter Mühlberger (Dr.)
OSTERREICHISCHER RUNDFUNK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 377 879
Address
Wurzburggasse 30
1136 Wien
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Herbert Hayduck (Mr.)
HIGHLANDS TECHNOLOGIES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 269 920
Address
Route Des Cretes 1900 Batiment E5
06905 Sophia Antipolis Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Farida Touati (Ms.)
EX LIBRIS LTD.
Israel
EU contribution
€ 437 505
Address
Malcha Technological Park
91481 Jerusalem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Josh Weissman (Mr.)
RAI-RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 797 671
Address
Viale Mazzini 14
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
ALBERTO MORELLO (Dr.)
EURIX SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 750 159
Address
Corso Vittorio Emanuele Ii 61
10128 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Decarlini (Mr.)
STICHTING EUROPEANA
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 201 010
Address
Prins Willem Alexanderhof 5
2595 BE Den Haag
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jill Cousins (Dr.)
STICHTING NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOORBEELD EN GELUID
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 777 400
Address
Media Parkboulevard 1
1200 BB Hilversum
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marius Snyders (Mr.)
NEDERLANDS OMROEPPRODUKTIE BEDRIJFNV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Sumatralaan
1217 GP Hilversum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nick A. Ceton
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 601 921
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guus Schreiber (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 326 352
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Watry (Prof.)
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 633 703
Address
Portland Place Broadcasting House
W1A 1AA London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adam Lee (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 791 072
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Colin Upstill (Dr.)