This contribution focuses on core structures and performing aspects of digital media archives. It takes up a practical point of view and focuses on open source solutions. By means of recently developed database systems four subjects will be faced: the presentation of different metadata models and their practical implementation, ingesting techniques for metadata and media files (workflow), storage systems and last but not least the appearance of so called meta archives. They give considerations to the consolidation of a distributed networked search among heterogeneous metadata systems.
Jürgen Enge, "Archival Structures, Workflows and Distributed Systems" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2008, 2008, pp 20 - 25, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2008.5.1.art00005