Projects Archive

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Through this page you'll find information on completed Presto projects as well as an overview of other projects that operate within the realm of digital innovation in AV archiving, preservation and access. Together, the projects offer a view of the breadth of the work going on in the AV domain, including areas such as access, metadata, digitisation, aggregation etc. The projects also represent a great visualisation of the different kinds of initiatives various PrestoCentre members are participating in. Here you can find general project information, links, and projects reports. 


 (1 January 2013 - 31 december 2014)

About the Project

Presto4U was a two-year project supported by a core network of 14 PrestoCentre members. The project aimed to identify useful results of research into digital audiovisual preservation and to raise awareness and improve the adoption of these both by technology and service providers as well as media owners.

Communities of Practice

As a PrestoCentre member, you had the opportunity to connect more actively with others in your profession and contribute to preservation knowledge transfer through our Communities of practice. You could join and connect through any of the nine communities to learn from peers, share what you know and increase your contact network. It was a most enjoyable and rewarding part of being a member.

Reports and Publications


 (January 2009 - June 2012)


About the Project

PrestoPRIME researched and developed practical solutions for the long-term preservation of digital media objects, programmes and collections, and searched for ways to increase access by integrating the media archives with European on-line digital libraries in a digital preservation framework. This resulted in a range of tools and services, delivered through a networked Competence Centre.

Reports and Publications


 (February 2004 - June 2007)


About the Project

PrestoSpace main goals was to develop and launch actual facilities and services for audiovisual preservation. The project started these preservation factories by preparing the business plan, contacting potential investors and working with commercial partners to set up the actual services. These services would exploit the technological and industrial results of the project. A strong economic factor supporting these preservation factories was a commitment by the major PrestoSpace consortium members to use these services.
The project website was stored on and is still accessible.

Reports and Publications

Other Projects