The partnership is offering their technology and experience in delivering large-scale digital preservation projects involving audio, video and film content. Some of the existing customers include Danish Radio, the British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Indiana University, BBC Worldwide and Sony Pictures. The need for large-scale digital preservation in organizations have accelerated due to the continuous physical deterioration of media carriers and the need for interoperability, lower storage costs and a stable long-term digital storage format. The research suggests that only 21% of broadcasters have completed digitisation of their tape libraries, and other the others, they average more than 100,000 legacy tape. “As a result, many content owners have assets that are literally depreciating, yet simultaneously have increased opportunities for reusing and monetising their digital content, once it is made readily accessible.”
“The time to tackle this challenge is undoubtedly now, but any successful digital preservation project is reliant on proven technological and operational expertise. We believe that large-scale digitisation is a distinct discipline that requires industrial processes and methodologies for high efficiency and consistent quality.