Vienna, Austria (February 11, 2013)—Austrian digitization and archiving organization Austrian Mediathek (AMT) has upgraded to the next version of actLINE and jobDB digitization and archiving tools from NOA Audio Solutions.
"Upgrading to jobDB and actLINE 3.0 enabled us to incorporate so many more decisions and QC steps, including external editing, into our workflows that it has become much faster for us to deliver results to the end clients," said Christian Schrott, chief of audio digitization operations at AMT.
Vienna-based AMT uses digitization services in-house and also provides them to other institutions, such as the National Library of Austria, the Donau Unversity of Krems, and the international Atomic Energy Agency. "Besides that, MediaButler and the new UniPort modules give us many opportunities to deliver specific re-transcodings in combination with the new Shared Key layout."
AMT has installed new jobDB licenses and jobDB ProcessorHost to enhance its existing jobDB workflow creation tool. The upgrade means the organization can set up business rules that tell the system to skip certain tasks. For example, if one CD out of 500 contains CD E32 read errors, jobDB 3.0 enables users to create a rule whereby the system identifies any one digitization that might need more attention. This capability saves time for engineers who otherwise would have to review and analyze every file.
An upgrade to actLINE 3.0 includes a new MediaButler module that allows AMT to export many more file formats than did the WaveButler module from actLINE 2.0. actLINE 3.0 also includes new versions of the UniPort WaveScanner, which can accept many more formats than before; FolderScanner, which analyzes metadata at the file level and can read out metadata without the DBScripter script interpreter; and FileCollector, which increases stability by moving files from the network to the processing share in a separate technical thread.
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