WHY DIGITIZE, WHY WORK
ON YOUR ARCHIVE?

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Understand the risks to magnetic tape and how leaving your content in its current format is no longer an option. Its time to take action and digitize. Read how we can support your archive requirements from customers already using our services.

PRESERVE YOUR CONTENT ASSETS

Memnon is committed to supporting institutions to preserve audio-visual material for future generations

GENERATE REVENUES AND INCREASE USER

Leverage the seemingly insatiable demand for content. Archive content has been rediscovered as a high quality and low-cost content platform

INCREASE ACCESSIBILITY OF YOUR ARCHIVE

Increase use-value of your archive. Leverage file based workflows and big data with better metadata and indexations

REDUCE COSTS

The costs associated to maintain large archives is expensive with no long-term return. Significant savings are possible in terms of space, property, energy and other costs.

COMPLIANCE

The preservation of audio-visual content is legally required in more and more countries. Digitization can help to meet the requirements for retaining audio-visual evidence and legislative records.

MANAGE EXPENDITURE

The cost to digitize will increase as equipment and expertise become scarce. Digitize now before your content deteriorates or it becomes too expensive to save.

Case Studies

SABC

BROADCAST

The SABC (South African Broadcast Corporation) has an extensive archive of precious recordings of national and historic value. This project preserves the historic evidence, and makes it accessible for future generations.

Indiana University

EDUCATION

As part of one of the biggest media digitization and preservation projects in the world, Memnon digitises over several years nearly half million items of content and help to make it accessible for research and education.

Olympic Archive

SPORTS

Memnon support the preservation efforts of the Olympic Archive. This project and Memnon’s contribution as Technical Partner to the International Olympic Committee was recognized with the IBC Award in 2016.

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Time is running out for audio-visual content. According to the UNESCO, almost 200 million hours of audio-visual programmes – a whole chapter of our History – are in immediate danger of disappearing.

With deteriorating content and limited supply of specialist equipment to support all formats, it’s becoming increasingly harder to preserve and digitise content.

Preserving your tape archive: use it or lose it

SEE WHO WE HAVE WORKED FOR

Memnon is currently involved in the digitization of more than 3 million hours of sound and video archives and with new projects concerning several hundred thousands of hours, in Europe, US and Middle East & Africa. Take a look at some of our projects.

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT (LUXEMBOURG)

Memnon’s work with the European Parliament involved digitising several thousand hours of audio-cassette recordings from their commission meetings.

BRITISH LIBRARY (UK)

The British Library has one of the richest sound archives in the world. It entrusted Memnon with digitising, restoring and indexing of 4,000 hours of sound archives to make them available to the scientific community on the internet.

GOVERNMENT PROJECT (QATAR)

Memnon and its partner was selected to digitize 27,500 hours of 2 inch, 1,800 U-matic and 37,000 16mm films in a project to preserve historically important content. The project was nominated for an IBC award.

LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE (FRANCE)

Memnon carried out the digitization of more than 200,000 audio CD in the legal deposit of the National Library of France.

INA INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L’AUDIOVISUEL (FRANCE)

Memnon was selected for several projects by the INA and supported its cultural preservation efforts with digitization of tens of thousands of hours of audio cassettes and 1inch B videos tapes.

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (SWITZERLAND)

For the International Olympic Committee, Memnon has digitised 30,000 carriers (Betacam, Umatic, DVC Pro, D3 and D5) for the Olympic Archive Project which won an award of the IBC.

BUNDESARCHIV (GERMANY)

For the German Federal Government archive, Memnon has digitized over 5,000 historic tapes in 1 inch B format. The historic materials are picked up at the archive site close to Berlin, and digitized in our European digitization center.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY (USA)

Memnon works on a large-scale project at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington, involving the digitisation of more than 400,000 audio and video recordings and nearly 30,000 film in 2k/4k in order to preserve them and make them available for research.

SONUMA (BELGIUM)

Sonuma looks after the French -language television archive in Belgium and selected Memnon for the digitization of 25,000 hours VHS audio and 30,000 hours BetaSP / DigiBeta video. We also provided with pre-segmentation of the content.

DANISH RADIO (DENMARK)

After 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. The project involved the logistics of the carriers and was done in Brussels.

SOUTH AFRICA BROADCAST CORPORATION (SOUTH AFRICA)

Memnon and its local partner Jasco were selected to provide on-site digitization services to digitize over 150,000 hours of videos in various old formats incl. 1in C format, U-Matic,  Betacam.

NATIONAL AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVE (FINLAND)

KAVA (National Audio-visual Archive Finland) awarded Memnon the project to digitize 24,000 hours of VHS format videos.

RTS (SWITZERLAND)

Following a tender by Télévision Suisse Romande, Memnon was selected as provider for the digitization of 50,000 video tapes belonging to this institution.

BELGIAN BROADCASTER VRT (BELGIUM)

Memnon was selected by VRT (Vlaamse Radio-en Televisieomroeporganisatie) to migrate more than 40,000 hours of radio sounds on DAT.

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY (UK)

We carried out the digitization of 3,500 magnetic tapes of two radio archives from the 70s and 80s. In addition, this project included segmentation, documentation and management of metadata.

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