In our workshop ON:meedi:a for music enthusiasts – Easy retrieval and publishing of audio will discuss the topic of “access, publication, distribution and user services” for audio by providing insights into the workflows the framework ON:meedi:a offers and show live how advanced search and retrieval possibilities can provide benefits to music archives.
ON:meedi:a’s web-based environment is user friendly and allows the re-use of media assets for different purposes, such as an event website, a blog presenting the artists an archive covers, and similar. Time-based annotations can further assist the selection of different artists in a live recording from a concert for example, then allowing direct access to the part of the video, which shows the relevant artist.
ON:meedi:a creates new opportunities for music content owners to exploit their digital assets and opens possibilities to create new ideas, new markets and new products.
The tourism day will take place at the Festspielhaus in Bregenz, Austria from 11:30am until 05:00pm. Subsequent to that the conference will be between 05:30pm and 07:30pm in the same location.
Both events will be in German language and the topic of the tourism day is described on their website as follows: “Einst das imperiale Zentrum der Habsburgermonarchie war Österreich über Jahrhunderte hinweg lebendigen Einflüssen ausgesetzt. Die typische österreichische Kulinarik, unsere Kultur und unsere eigene Vergangenheit wurzeln in diesem Aufeinandertreffen unterschiedlicher Kulturen, Gewohnheiten und Geschichten. Was Österreich daraus gemacht hat, wie dieser kulturelle und kulinarische Reichtum für den Tourismus genutzt wird und wie auch Sie davon profitieren können – damit wollen wir uns gemeinsam mit Ihnen beim zweiten ÖW Tourismustag auseinandersetzen.”
We will participate in next week’s vfm Frühjahrstagung, an annual event organised by the Verein für Mediendokumentare in Germany. The event will be in German language and will take place at Schwörsaal in the Waaghaus, Ravensburg in Germany from 15th until 18th April 2013.
This year’s theme of the ‘Technology Solutions for Tourism‘ is ‘Connected Edinburgh’ and will focus on the technology and digital media solutions that are radically changing the tourism industry. ‘With the arrival of 4G the download speeds of content will be 5 times faster than 3G, providing a raft of opportunities for the tourism industry. Ritchie Sommerville, City of Edinburgh Council, will give an overview of the opportunities “Connected Edinburgh” will bring and will be joined by a range of leading experts from across the UK tourism and digital sectors including David Slocombe, Head of Mobile Development for Lastminute.com‘.
Alongside the conference there will be an exhibition, where we will have a stand to present our latest developments in the area of tourism. Visit our stand to learn more about:
ON:meedi:a – our web-based framework for tourism content management,
FollowThePlace – a community for storing and sharing geo-tagged photos and for following favourite locations, and
DigitalSchladming – an experiment centered around an information-rich, web-based media channel for the entire region of Schladming, Austria.
The event will take place on 1st March 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh. If you have not secured your ticket yet, You can still buy them online at Eventbrite.
The Digital Meets Culture Network is “intended as a portal for gathering information about the digital culture in the world, taking into account the different approaches that science, cultural heritage and arts have to the digital age. This portal aims to act as a reference point and as a valuable mean of information and communication for different users in a global dimension. It is conceived as a meeting place between technologies and arts & humanities.”
Our article there presents objectives and current outcomes of the IM3I+ demonstration project for ‘Pushing multimedia research into practice’. The product ON:meedi:a targets the Creative Industries and the Cultural Heritage Sector. It provides a web-based ecosystem that serves all the needs in media asset management and publishing.
Snippet of the article
“83% of institutions have a digital collection, or is currently involved in digitisation activities. In the case of national libraries 100% have a digital collection. Of special libraries, only 75% has a digital collection (…)” 
The above statement taken from a recent study by the Enumerate project  shows that the amount of digital assets and collections is increasing and most cultural institutions have to maintain digital assets as part of their collection. This creates a growing need for suitable solutions to manage digital data, as well as finding ways for re-purposing assets in an online environment. Our solution ON:meedi:a is here to support you building customised, curated, cross-platform, content compilations. It provides a web-based ecosystem that serves all your needs in media asset management and publishing.