Memnon is currently involved in the digitization of more than 2.000.000 hours of sound and video archives and is new projects concerning several hundred thousands of hours, in Europe, US and Middle East & Africa. A selection of our projects and clients:
Vlaamse Radio-en TelevisieomroeporganisatieMemnon was selected by VRT (Vlaamse Radio-en Televisieomroeporganisatie) to migrate more than 40,000 hours of radio sounds on DAT.
Le Musée Dauphinois (France)Memnon has digitised thousands of ethnological audio archives from the Musée Dauphinois. These collections are made of magnetic tapes and audio cassettes.
National Audiovisual Archive - Finland
KAVA (National Audio-visual Archive – Finland) awarded Memnon to digitize 18 000 VHS for a total of 24 000 hours.
Danish Film InstituteDFI (Danish Film Institute) has selected Memnon to digitize 2000 1″ C tapes, 1000 Umatic and 1000 Betacam.
The Archives of Val-de-Marne (France)After a tender, Memnon was selected by the Département du Val-de-Marne to digitise its sound collections made of magnetic tapes, audio cassettes and records.
La Bibliothèque Nationale de France (National Library of France)Memnon has digitised and documented thousands of audio cassettes in the legal deposit of this library.
Le Musée d'Ethnographie de Genève (MEG) (Switzerland)Memnon was selected to digitize the sound collection of the MEG. This collection is made of LP records (33rpm / 45rpm).
Vlaams Instituut voor Archivering (VIAA)Following an European tender procedure, VIAA awarded Memnon to digitize 7,500 hours on Umatic and 35,000 hours on BetaSP from the Flemish local tv and public cultural institutions.
Paris Musical Media Library (France)Following an invitation to tender, Memnon was chosen by the Paris Musical Media Library (France) as technical provider for the digitization and the documentation of the 4000 78 rpm records belonging to this institution. This project emphasizes the metadata, the open formats, the interoperability and the broadcasting of the digitized files.
Le Concours Musical International Reine Elisabeth de Belgique (Belgium)Memnon was responsible for transferring the recordings from the sessions of the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium and the winners’ concerts, made by RTBF and VRT (Belgium’s national TV and radio companies) or private companies since 1951 to digital media. These were disks with 78 tracks cut directly, magnetic tapes, digital DAT tapes and CDs. This project has saved a priceless heritage and rediscovered exceptional musicians at the dawn of their careers.
British Library (UK)The British Library has one of the richest sound archives in the world. This major institution has entrusted Memnon with digitising, restoring and indexing of 4,000 hours of sound archives, with a view to archiving them and making them available to the scientific community on the internet. This large-scale project has allowed Memnon to demonstrate its skill in handling sound archives and in processing IT information.
L’Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (The National Audio-visual Institute, France)In March 2005, Memnon was commissioned to digitise several thousand hours of audio cassettes with this internationally-renowned institute. The project involves digitising and indexing (identification of content and management of the descriptive data) their comprehensive collection of recordings.
Le Collège de France (France)Memnon has digitised Michel Foucault, Isaac Chiva, Jacques Lizot, Marguerite Dupire’s courses on audio cassettes and tapes.
SonumaSonuma (RTBF : French – language television of Belgium) has chosen Memnon as service provider for the digitization of 4000 hours 1 inch and 10,000 hours DAT.
La Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France)Memnon carried out the digitization of more than 200 000 audio CD in the legal deposit of this library.
Reader’s Digest (Belgium)Digitising the musical archives of the Reader’s Digest has been an ongoing project for four years. Memnon has also provided computerised storage of these archives.
Radio Suisse Romande (Switzerland)After having participated to the Radio Suisse Romande invitation to tender, Memnon was selected as technical provider for the digitization of 6000 magnetic tapes belonging to this institution.
RTSAfter having participated to the Télévision Suisse Romande invitation to tender, Memnon was selected as technical provider for the digitization of 50 000 video tapes (BetaSP, Beta SX, IMX, DigiBeta) belonging to this institution.
Indiana UniversityMemnon conducts a large-scale project at Indiana University (IU), in Bloomington, involving the digitisation of more than 400,000 audio and video recordings in order to preserve them and make them available for research.
Historical Archives of the European Union (Italy)Memnon preserves the archives of this institution (mini-disc and audio-cassettes). The HAEU preserves and makes available to the public the documents coming from the European Institutions as well as those of pro-European movements and personalities.
Conseil général des Pyrénées-AtlantiquesConseil général des Pyrénées-Atlantiques has selected Memnon to digitize their audio collection (tapes and audio cassettes)
Centre National Audiovisuel (Luxemburg)Memnon, in partnership with BCE, digitized 13 000 magnetic tapes in 3 years time.
The International Olympic CommitteeFor the International Olympic Committee, Memnon has digitised 30,000 carriers, amongst which audio Reels, cassette, Beta, Umatic, DVD Pro, D3 and D5.
The Library of Catalonia (Spain)After having participated to the Library of Catalonia invitation to tender, Memnon was selected as technical provider for the digitization of DAT’s and magnetic tapes belonging to this institution.
The Bournemouth University (UK)Memnon is carrying out the digitization of 3500 magnetic tapes of two radio news archives of the 1970s and 1980s. In addition to this work of digitization, this project emphasizes segmentation and documentation of the digitized sources and the management of metadata created by the digitization.
SonumaSonuma (RTBF : French – language television of Belgium) has chosen Memnon as service provider for the digitization of 25, 000 hours VHS audio and 30,000 hours BetaSP / DigiBeta video. Once the carriers digitized, Memnon will take care of the pre-segmentation of the content thanks to the IPI Manager.
Cité de la Musique (France)Within the framework of the “chantiers numériques” (digital workshops) launched by the French Ministry of Culture, Memnon washas been chosen as technical provider by the cCite de la Musique for the digitization and the data processing of the sound documents originated bycoming from various French orchestras.
European Parliament (Luxembourg)Memnon’s work with the European Parliament involves digitising several thousand hours of audio-cassette recordings from their commissions. Memnon digitises and encodes this data before transferring it to DVD-R and hard disks.
Ircam - CDMC - EIC – Conservatory of Paris - Cité de la MusiqueFollowing a call for bidders, Memnon has been chosen as technical provider by various French institutions (Ircam – CDMC – EIC – Conservatory of Paris – Cité de la Musique) involved in the creation of a portal about contemporary music.
Danish Radio/TVAfter an international call for tenders, Memnon won a contract with DR (Danish Radio/TV) to digitize over 350 000 hours on DAT over 3 years. Memnon believes that this tender is the largest audiovisual digitization tender published in recent years in Europe.
Public Broadcaster in Middle East/Africa regionA government institution and broadcaster in the Middle East requested Memnon to digitise 66,300 video carriers and films, of which 27,500 2 inch, 1,800 U-matic and 37,000 16mm films.
Our collaboration with Memnon Archiving Services in several digitization projects was and still is positive and fruitful. Memnon has a proven track record in qualitative audio-visual digitization.Brecht Declercq, VIAA
By taking advantage of Memnon’s expertise in large-scale, high throughput media digitization, we are gaining an edge in the race against player obsolescence and the physical deterioration of our vast collection of time-based media.Laurie G. Antolovic, Indiana University