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Cultural HEritage RIch media secure value chain

Objective

CHERI Best Practice Action will promote a broader adoption of proven IST technologies to significantly improve the process of acquisition, management and delivery of high quality images and other rich media in the Art and Culture domain. It will allow their transfer from sources (museums and/or media archives) throughout their scalable integration into publishers' corporate digital systems. In particular, CHERI will help memory institutions to better digitise and use their relevant heritage in digital formats, and publishing and media companies to effectively access and use these digital collections, with significant advantages in terms of product quality and service productivity.

Objectives:
Among the major innovations in the project are the application of advanced security and certification features, the integrated management of the value chain by resorting to process engineering and workflow management tools, the application of quality management and colour certification features throughout the value chain, the application of advanced 3D user interfaces for the remote browsing and selection of media, the attention to rich media (not just images but other rich media assets such as animations, 3D models, video, hypermedia, etc.), the transfer of the widespread Application Service Provider (ASP) model into the management of cultural assets, the integration of advanced media management and content management tools with sophisticated information retrieval capabilities.

Work description:
The project will adapt and integrate already developed advanced solutions based on proven technology into an open platform that can be used by content providers and publishers (and, more generally, by suppliers and consumers of digital media) to license copyrighted material. To this end, the project will:

-showcase systems and techniques to support museum activities for high quality image acquisition with very high resolution and colour accuracy;

-offer a comprehensive outsourcing service for museums to transfer into to Cultural Heritage sector the successful model of the Internet Application Service Provider;

-provide identified customers a complete image selection service protecting high definition images pre-integrated inside publications' mock-ups;

-provide customers with a friendly interface based on 3D navigational metaphors;

-establish a Management and Clearance of Rights service (MMCR);

-integrate a modern system for electronic payments, through a Trusted Third Party;

-use management services enabling full visibility of the ongoing transactions of copyrighted digital information;

-allow advanced pre-press software solutions with use of colour certification parameters.

Milestones:
Major milestone in this project are:
M1 System specification
M2 Business Planning;
M3 Deployment of the CHERI solutions on user sites and operational centres;
M4 Assessment of pilot performance;
M5 Packaging of CHERI solutions and guidelines;
M6 Exploiting CHERI services according to best practice models.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

SPACE S.P.A.
Address
Piazza Del Carmine 22
09100 Cagliari
Italy

Participants (10)

CULTURAL HERITAGE ON LINE
France
Address
24, Rue Sainte Marthe
75010 Paris
FUNDACION ROBOTIKER
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico Edf 202
48170 Zamudio
GIUNTI INDUSTRIE GRAFICHE - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Via Bolognese 165
50139 Firenze
GIUNTI INTERACTIVE LABS S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Bolognese 165
50139 Firenze
HEWLETT PACKARD CENTRE DE COMPETENCES FRANCE
France
Address
1 Avenue Du Canada
91940 Les Ulis
HUBERT BURDA MEDIA HOLDING GMBH & CO. KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Hauptstrasse 130
77652 Offenburg
MINISTERO PER I BENI E LE ATTIVITA CULTURALI - SOPRINTENDENZA ARCHEOLOGICA DI FIRENZE
Italy
Address
Via Della Pergola 65
50121 Firenze
OMEGA CUBE S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Galliera 4
40121 Bologna
SCALA GROUP S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Chiantigiana 62
50012 Bagno A Ripoli (Fi)
UNIVERSITE PARIS VI PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE
France
Address
Tour Centrale 21Eme Etage - 4 Pl Jussieu
75252 Paris Cedex 05