Vienna, Austria— 28 August, 2017
To ensure preservation of its valuable audio collection, Bŭlgarsko natsionalno radio (Bulgarian National Radio) is taking on the ambitious task of digitizing its entire legacy archive.
For the project, BNR is replacing the existing archiving system at the broadcaster’s headquarters in Sofia with a full line of archiving and ingest equipment from NOA.
Specifically, the broadcaster’s data-migration process involves the digitization and transfer of its existing legacy repository — approximately 320,000 legacy audio carriers and 100,000 CDs — to the NOA mediARC archive asset management framework. In addition, BNR will be utilizing the NOA Record ingest system, the N7000c audio ingest frontend, NOA CD Lector, and the mediARCWEB visual content browser application.
BNR’s IT Director Andrey Petrenko explains that the main objective of the project is to guarantee the conservation of irreplaceable content, as well as to allow for easy future access of this newly digitized legacy material, all through the application of Open Archival Information System (OAIS) principles.
“As a comprehensive Archive Asset Management (AAM) solution, NOA´s mediARC system implements a variety of OAIS principles to secure long-term archiving within dedicated business processes,” said Petrenko. “Our decision to upgrade BNR’s existing system with NOA ingest and AAM technology will allow us to achieve seamless business continuity for our long-term archiving tasks.”
With recent installations in Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and United Arab Emirates, NOA mediARC has gained a strong base of users in both broadcasting and institutional archiving. Providing customers with structured and flexible high-performance content management that will last for decades, mediARC allows access to a deep level of the database and makes it easy to create extremely specific business procedures using intricate and sophisticated workflows.
“We are delighted to assist BNR in the modernization of its management processes and to optimize staff efficiency and archiving results,” said Christophe Kummer, NOA’s CEO. “The NOA know-how and systems bring benefits to the broadcaster, which include proficient audio ingest methods, a dedicated archive business process, and the ability to manage various production platforms through open standards and interfaces — all this with standard IT technology.”
More information about NOA and its products is available at www.noa-archive.com or by phone at + 43 1 545 2700.
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About Bulgarian National Radio
Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) is the only public provider of radio services in Bulgaria and has been always honored the most trusted media by Bulgarian listeners. For over 82 years, it has been covering and preserving Bulgarian history and culture along with important news and events around the globe following high standards of historical accuracy, pluralism, honesty and editorial impartiality. As a member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), BNR creates and participates in an international exchange of music production, radio programs that are distributed on the territory of 56 countries, in which EBU members are operating.
BNR operates two national channels, nine regional stations, one multilingual online world service Radio Bulgaria for Bulgarians leaving abroad and one internet radio BINAR. The BNR also maintains the richest historical archive in Bulgaria.
About NOA GmbH
NOA delivers scalable, high quality AV digitizing and archiving innovations to make audio and video archives easily available in enterprise storage facilities. Sustainable long-term preservation of media content is guaranteed as NOA’s unique products rely on open archival standards and formats, and continuous checks for transfer integrity to ensure highest possible quality of audio and video content. NOA’s turnkey solutions deliver systems to meet the specific needs of any business.
ingestLINE™, actLINE™, jobDB™, mediARC™ and the entry level Pico systems safeguard future media accessibility and enterprise-wide collaboration. Advanced semantic metadata management ensures NOA’s family of products deliver efficient and reliable identification and retrieval of archival content.
NOA’s intuitive proprietary technologies are currently installed in more than thirty international institutions including Austrian National Broadcaster ORF, Sveriges Radio Förvaltnings (SRF), Yleisradio Finland (YLE), Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV), the national sound archives of Switzerland and Mexico, the Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT) and many more.