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3rd International Symposium GLOBAL VILLAGE


Global Networking and Local Development
Using Cyberspace to Build Sustainable Living space

February 13 - 16, 1997, Wappensaal, Vienna City Hall
Digital Archives: Preserving Cultural Experience and Enabling Long Time Learning

Rudolf Wenisch

Siemens AG. Österreich (A)

The greatest part of knowledge of mankind in the terms of text, data, graphics, audio or video is mostly stored in analog recorded archives and administrated by different institutions on separated locations.

Digitalization and the integrated storage of information on data memories controlled by powerful computer systems enforced the possibility to reproduce interconnected cultural supplies at any time. The progress of information technology and the development of the brand new archiving application software running on standard computer hard and software reduces the necessary space in conventional archiving areas, the searching time for the content and the administration costs.

The stored cultural experience of many generations in historical archives has always been exposed to the danger of data loss, to the aging of data material and the reduction of quality by the copying process to keep the consistancy of information.

For the reproduction of multimedia information by direct access, a set of retrieval methods and tools is now available. Through these intelligent new archiving tools an important basis is activated to realize real interactive multimedia solutions for stand alone or network usage.

The automatization of the refreshment process in digital archives guarantees a high quality long time access to information by networking everywhere, at any time, by everyone.

If the content of the different media is prepared by the annotation of scenes and events the information can be used via user applications for learning and teaching processes or for the creation of new content for information providers in multimedia networks such as Internet.

By means of these technologies, stored knowledge achieves an important historical dimension by generating the possibility to preserve high quality originals of information as a cultural reflection of history for future generations.

All these described features and functions are realized in the CARAT ARC system of Siemens Austria, which - after an exciting start last year - has proved its practicability in many projects worldwide. The software is designed as an open system and can be connected for special applications with many other existing multimedia tools in interactive multimedia networks.