Vienna, AUSTRIA — 26 January 2015 — Archive operators in Sweden will substantially accelerate ingest workflows with NOA’s next release of Metadata Finder (MDF). MDF was initially developed as a tool for VRT in Belgium and its new features will help to catalogue ingested media up to four times faster.
NOA worked with Sweden’s SRF (Sveriges Radio Förvaltnings) to reduce the time spent indexing material with the increasingly sophisticated metadata required for long-term archival value. Originally developed to increase the efficiency of digitisation from CD, Metadata Finder’s technology will be enhanced to request data from online resources and with existing metadata repositories. By interrogating sources such as freedb and MusicBrainz, MDF efficiently presents established metadata choices to the ingest cataloguer, and improves the archived content’s semantic linking.
“Month by month it becomes more important to annotate archived content intellectually and semantically so that it can be found and accessed easily by anyone,” said Christophe Kummer, CEO of NOA. “In the long run only well-granulated metadata will allow archival repositories to meet the convergence challenges.”
MDF is available as part of NOA’s suite of archival ingest tools and will be delivered as upgrade to clients who already make use of the tool.
More information is available directly from NOA at www.noa-audio.com or by phone at + 43 1 545 2700.
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The Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie (Flemish Radio and Television Broadcasting Organization), or VRT, is the national public-service broadcaster for the Flemish Region and Community of Belgium.
SRF (Sveriges Radio Förvaltnings) provides support services for Swedish Radio and it is responsible for the maintenance of the sound archive, consisting of published records, in-house production and a sheet music library.
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