Control, create and process information with mediARC WORKFLOWS
mediARC WORKFLOWS is designed to link production procedures to specific media or metadata results. Examples include delivering assets from an archive, validating metadata edits, or an extended QC process.
mediARC WORKFLOWS allows the metadata and content to work with production systems transparently. mediARC’s built-in workflow engine uses NOAComm, NOA’s royalty-free open interface, to handle large-scale automatic processes, which allows for efficient use of distributed processors in a setup. This infrastructure is used for all basic input/output tasks around the archive, including ingestion and exporting. You can also manually adjust any workflow, organize it into hierarchies and tasks, or create your own set of specialized workflows.
- NOA Workflow Engine can directly attach hundreds of processors
- Business process modeling tool to combine human interaction and automatic processes
- Full NOA ingestLINE integration
- Full NOA actLINE integration
In order to be able to successfully and economically digitize 1000 and more carriers per day for several years of project time, a stable process has to be the basis of every industrial digitization facility. NOA is able to provide required technology as well as workflows and processes to successfully engage in the task of digitizing entire archives of 100,000+ carriers, minimizing OPEX cost as well as operational risks for multi-annual projects. Comprehensive processes thereby not only include digitization and transcoding but start at the very beginning, when an editor orders content or an archivist retrieves a tape from the shelf, and go to the very end, when orders are delivered and tapes resorted or even destroyed.
Some corner stones of an industrial digitization facility based on NOA solutions:
- Optimized end-to-end processes
- Flexible towards input and output (multiple carrier and file formats available)
- Multiple levels of quality control for media files as well as the overall process
- Reduction of manual carrier handling time
- Labor and decision separation
- Scalability of all system components
- Based on standard IT components
After media has been ingested, it needs to be enriched with metadata to make it search and accessible. To facilitate this important, but resource intense process, NOA mediARC offers automated workflow steps that prepare media for archive preview/prelisten and segment it to coherent content units. After that, cataloguers can annotate all known information regarding the content units, transforming them into valuable assets for future reuse.
Any archive user can order content from the archive, provided he/she owns the appropriate rights. The unique beneficiary concept of NOA mediARC lets users decide during the order process, where ordered files should be delivered to. Dependent on system configuration, this can be a personal network share, or the watchfolder of a Production Asset Management (PAM) system. As a consequence, even multiple PAM environments can be nursed selectively.
To make common orders even more effective, Buttons can be configured reducing order process to one-button commands. NOA mediARC follows the OAIS archive recommendations, for this reason any delivered file is generated on-demand using the lossless archive essence as source. This guarantees, that the archival masters will remain in the archive storage save and sound.