mediARC is a flexible framework for Archive Asset Management, which allows for tightly integrated handling of both media content and its associated metadata, whilst putting interaction with the system under the control of a dedicated workflow engine. Asides from digitization of physical carriers, mediARC deals with the challenges of making an archival collection available for years and decades to come, including media and descriptive metadata, closely following internationally recognized OAIS guidelines.
For more information on mediARC, please visit ARCHIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT.
Broadcasters and archivists today face a challenge when it comes to ensuring that media content is preserved and accessible for the long term. Many broadcasters see their media archive as the heart and soul of their organization. Yet the sheer number of content sources and formats, and the fact that content is constantly changing and evolving, makes it difficult to manage, especially when it comes to digitizing, describing, linking, and storing that content in a way that makes it easy to find and access. Broadcasters and archivists need an asset management system that can ingest, describe, archive, and deliver content so that it fits archival requirements not just for the present, but also for decades into the future. Whereas production departments typically focus only on the next playout date, archival description of content has to serve history, cultural identity, and cultural heritage.
mediARC connects to all media digitization processors and actLINE modules and also comes with an extended set of exclusively designed associated modules and functionalities.
NOA's Archive Asset Management system mediARC holds and maintains the database containing and managing all available metadata and operates as a management layer between the main entities of an archive:
- the physical archive, from which carriers are ordered to be sent to digitization
- the digital archive storage, containing media essence files
- user interfaces, from which editors and researchers are able to order content (which is either already available in the digital archive or which has to be digitized)
- the interface to production or media asset management or playout systems
According to OAIS guidelines, all entities of the archive are separated into individual sections with clearly defined access rights.