An archive is no longer just somewhere that content goes at the end of its journey. Instead it’s an integral part of the supply chain. We call our media files ‘assets’ because they have intrinsic value, and unlocking that value is more important than ever before.
Libraries and Archives: Managing Media Inventory is the third report in The DPP’s Design for Tomorrow series. It identifies the key success factors for the design of future facing content collections and repositories.
Whether for active reuse and monetisation, or for long term cultural preservation, libraries of content must be safe, accessible, and organised. They must balance longevity and security with agility and efficiency.
Discover the six key success factors for achieving the resilience and responsiveness now required of a modern media company, maximise the value of your archives, and ensure they’re fit for an uncertain future.
The need to access all of your library content remotely, as well as from on-prem, efficiently, and cost-effectively has never been greater than during this year of disruption. Our customers tell us that our solutions and products bring them many benefits:
Ops staff not servicing requests to find and get content.
Producers being more efficient as the content is at their fingertips.
Being able to access the archive from anywhere without manual intervention and using workflows that are familiar to the creative and production teams.
During our 17 years working with broadcasters such as the BBC, ITN, NBC, TV Globo and France Televisions, we have identified 3 key storage challenges they all face as we head into a period where access to content from anywhere at any time is paramount for businesses to survive, let alone thrive.
Content and metadata jails
LTO is not business continuity and not suitable for on demand archives.
With the rush to provide remote working, business continuity and the ability for creative professionals to self-serve content from the archive, the second wave of cloud mania is in full swing. There are a number of different cloud options out there from Local cloud and Private Cloud to Hybrid Cloud and Public Cloud.
If you are planning on moving everything to the public cloud, there are some gotchas to look out for.
TV Globo, a world leading communications company, implemented end-to-end disaster recovery workflows using proven and integrated solutions from CIS Group and Object Matrix.
The unique solution enables automated or on–demand archiving of content using Avid Interplay interface, making both full resolution and low-resolution content available at both the main production center site and the disaster recovery location.