Now is the time to migrate tape-based media archives to digital file-based archives for television broadcasters. These archives not only address the issue of tape-deterioration, they also create new possibilities for opening up the archive. However, the switch from tape-based to file-based is something only the very big television broadcasters can manage individually. Other broadcasters should work together to accomplish this task. In the Flemish part of Belgium, the two largest broadcasters in Flanders, namely the commercial broadcaster VMMa and the public broadcaster VRT, the television facilities supporting company Videohouse, and different university research groups associated with the Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology joined forces and started the “Innovative Platform on Electronic Archiving” project. The goal of this project is to develop common standards for the exchange and archiving of audio-visual data. In this paper, we give a detailed overview of this project and its different research topics.
Robbie De Sutter, Stijn Notebaert, Laurence Hauttekeete, Rik Van de Walle, "IPEA: The digital archive use case" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2006, 2006, pp 182 - 186, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2006.3.1.art00042