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Contract award notice. Study on the Challenges of the digital era for film heritage institutions - SMART 2010/0001.

Call for Proposals: 24/01/2011 - 01:00
Short description: The expected results of the study are the following: Detailed description of the challenges that film heritage institutions are facing in relation to collection of digital film material, storage and long-term preservation of digital film material, digital restoration, digitisation and integration in Europeana, access to collections thanks to new technologies and digital cinema distribution. Comparison with other sectors facing the same challenges: European and American Production Companies, American Film Heritage Institutions, Public Service Broadcasting archives and Space Data. Proposals for legal/organisational/technical changes have to be introduced to ensure that film archives will continue to perform their role in the digital era and their cost. Evaluation of the awareness and readiness of film heritage institution for these changes. Policy options for EU and Member States action (backed by a cost/benefit analysis) as well as recommendations and a calendar for changes in Film Heritage Institutions.