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Various cities and municipalities are using an image database to archive recent and less recent images. An image bank often serves as a central repository allowing everyone in the organization to easily retrieve any material. This ensures that no duplicate images are stored on the company's own servers which means that more space is available for other documents or items.
Central heritage archive
In order to preserve the cultural heritage of a region or institution for future generations, the MediaHaven platform serves as a platform for the archiving of valuable material.
"Kusterfgoed", for example, was created to protect the cultural heritage of the coastal region. Four, and soon five, municipalities are joining forces to highlight local cultural heritage, such as archaeological sites, landscapes, monuments, archival documents, and historical objects.
Central video archive
Broadcasters and other companies in the broadcasting sector have enormous amounts of audiovisual content available on a daily basis. This makes it essential to deliver this material as flexible as possible and within a certain time pressure.
Via the MediaHaven platform, broadcasters can store, look up and retrieve extensive and correct audiovisual files safely and easily when necessary. Our solution gives you customized workflows. In addition, there are no limits on the number of files you upload and our Video Annotation tool allows you to easily create video clips yourself.
Videohouse, for example, manages the archives of Prime, Sporting Telenet and Njam! and many other channels.
The E-depot includes information of the government to manage and make it available later on. The goal is to control and preserve this content in a way that ensures its integrity, authenticity, security, sustainability, and accessibility. This applies both in the short and long term.
As a museum and documentation center, you can use MediaHaven to share our historical and press archives. This will not only speed up the internal workflow but will also make it easier for the general public to browse through the content.
In this way, Kortrijk was able to archive a whole lot of historical newspapers via Mediahaven. Residents, but also other citizens, can use the public website of Mediahaven to request and view newspapers without any obligations.
Given a world in which visual content is an asset, every marketing and communication worker longs for extra support in managing digital assets. For balancing blog visuals, website images, social shareable or brand logos, you can easily use a DAM system. You also get the opportunity to work more efficiently with internal and external customers by easily sharing content with each other.
Jan De Nul can already acknowledge that archiving images can be useful in the area of marketing communication. Videos and images of various projects involving dredging work or vessels form a valuable source of marketing purposes for Jan De Nul.
Sewage system inventory
As a municipality, you can upload a lot of pictures of sewerage and other constructions within the region itself. These images can serve as evidence if a project or restoration has not been completed correctly or is not safe enough.
Merelbeke serves as the perfect example; they apply this solution and considers it to be an extra service for their residents. When new residents are looking for a home, they can request images of all connections in town.
In order to develop a strategy for the storage of digital files in the short and long term, it is best to look for the ideal DAM system. The importance of properly managing, categorizing and describing all your files, including providing access to specific users, keeps on growing.
Through a Digital Asset Management System you can save time, make your work more efficient and allow access to users. A DAM system with flexible search options and an easy way to import metadata makes it easy to retrieve your content. Create your own metadata schemes to meet the demands of your organization.
In Hogeschool Utrecht for example, exams with certain actions, for courses like Nursing, are not only taken but also recorded. These video files are archived and can be retrieved at any time if the results are disputed. In addition, the diplomas and other documents previously obtained by students are securely and easily archived.
Due to the growing value of video in Hogeschool Utrecht, the importance of a central platform on which you can store, archive and retrieve files grew, in order to allow easy access for students as well as employees. Thanks to MediaHaven, Zeticon succeeded in implementing DAM- (Digital Asset Management) and E-depot system. This way, students and employees are able to store, retrieve watch and evaluate a various range of audio-visual material and documents. After an in-depth selection procedure, MediaHaven seemed to be the perfect solution for HU, to serve as an underlying platform for the storage of media files during lessons, exams and for documents during the whole school career of students. HU was initially looking for a MAM (Media Asset Management) system but soon realized that MediaHaven could be used for a lot more than only MAM.
A school career filled with documents
As soon as a student applies to college or a university, all files are stored and archived during his/ her school career. Some of these files even need to be saved a lot longer. This situation was already applicable for HU, but because it consists of a large number of files, Hogeschool Utrecht decided to write a tender. After this, Zeticon and its platform MediaHaven were chosen as a partner and solution. Both parties investigated how MediaHaven could serve as a central archiving platform, together with its accessibility, in order to implement links to other applications of HU.
The increasing value of video due to blended learning
Besides the number of files per student, the expectation arose that the use of video in Hogeschool Utrecht would only increase in the course of time. This evolution came because of the expansion of the ‘blended learning’ concept. This means, that students are able to combine education at school and via e-learning. Because of this, the importance of a central system for storage, archiving, meta dating, access control and workflow automation of educational equipment keeps on growing. Although, it remains a requirement to assure the manageability and security of the media.
Supporting E-depot during exams and assessments
During an exam, such as Sign Language, or other evaluations of actions within an active learning education, it’s important to review every operation as good as possible. As soon as the required actions have been recorded on video, it increases the added value for a more profound evaluation or re-evaluation. To enjoy this opportunity, students should fluently upload their exam material. This could be achieved via the very user-friendly import module on the MediaHaven platform. The MediaHaven solution makes sure that those files are being stored and archived via the platform, after which the tutor can evaluate and comment on the video, including the creation of fragments in the video player. After the evaluation, videos could be stored in the E-depot of MediaHaven, in order to retrieve and watch them afterward if there’s any doubt on the results of the students.
Implementation via Canvas
On top of that, Zeticon also implemented a link between MediaHaven and Canvas. Canvas is one of the most important platforms for students and employees within HU. It’s a learning management system (LMS), on which knowledge clips with educational information are stored. Zeticon created a plug-in to save and retrieve videos from Canvas, so that students could consult the audio-visual material and corresponding explanation of a tutor. Also, tutors could use the link on the platform to Mediahaven themselves, if they’d like to save files or use material from other colleagues.
“We’re very happy with the way our content has been centralized, stored and implemented to other applications. The cooperation made sure we could achieve our goals!
- Christian Donders, Product owner media & e-depot Hogeschool Utrecht
Zeticon as the perfect match with its own products and platform
HU wanted to find a way to extend their vision of a sustainable archiving platform, so they began to look for the perfect partner. Out of a various range of solutions, Zeticon cached the eye of HU because of their value for money and their vision of architecture; the cost-effective, scalable and flexible solution of Zeticon satisfied the needs of HU. Because of the open API, HU was also able to build on top of Zeticon, either through open source or through commercial software components.
“Thanks to the clear communication and customer directed way of thinking, we created mutual pleasant and fluent cooperation. The cooperation also provides, alongside this project, extra growth possibilities with new objectives in the area of archiving and marketing.”
- Nick Vercammen, CTO Zeticon
Results and plans for the future
At this very moment, Zeticon looks back upon the cooperation with HU in satisfaction. Together, we succeeded in archiving the files as sustainable as possible. As part of the continuous improvement, Zeticon and HU frequently have follow-up meetings to coordinate the roadmap and future plans.
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