Vienna, Austria (November 18, 2011)—National Romanian radio broadcaster Societatea Romana de Radiodifuziune (SRR) has added the NOA Audio mediARC Web module to its existing mediARC system.
The module will make it possible for regional stations to access SRR's Golden Fonoteca audio-heritage archives via the Internet. "The mediARC system represents the backbone of the SRR archive, and its order management feature already supports transcoding to remote locations, so it was a logical step for us to add the Web module," said Dan Barabas, SRR digital archive manager.
"Because of mediARC Web, our regional stations are able to access SRR archives without needing a remote installation, which means they'll be able to make better use of the assets in the Golden Fonoteca project."
Golden Fonoteca refers to the migration of SRR's analog audio archive to a secure, fully managed digital system for long-term preservation and improved accessibility. SRR's collection includes more than 125,000 hours of sound stored on almost 600,000 carriers, including 1/4-inch magnetic tape, DAT tape, vinyl and rubber records, and CDs. The full migration, which began in 2009, is expected to take about 10 years.
SRR uses six NOA Record ingest systems, a NOA CD-Lector CD-ripping system, and NOA MediaLector ingest software for a total of 26 stereo ingest line systems, all of which integrate completely with SRR's RadioMan and internet portal workflows. The mediARC Web module is a limited intranet web version of the mediARC client. Any authorized user can log on to this online catalog to search metadata, prelisten/preview media assets, and order items in the archive. The archive manager can restrict access to specific metadata categories for different groups of users.
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