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1 co-funded by the European Commission

2 What happens to that live concert you just heard on the radio?

3 Or to those unique ethnological recordings made during long arduous expeditions?

4 Their final destination is a shelf in one of many professional music archives. Their final destination is a shelf in one of many professional music archives. Music archives are home to priceless music audio, including 78s and other rare and historical recordings. Archives are held by broadcasters, museums, institutions or private collectors.

5 Music archives collect the cultural heritage of a people or nation. Archive collections often also contain videos, books, documents, manuscripts and musical instruments. All are part of Europes cultural audio-treasure chest.

6 Information about the music and the recordings is collected and stored as metadata in a database catalogue. Information about the music and the recordings is collected and stored as metadata in a database catalogue. These catalogues are the access point to the musical treasure chest. Only catalogued music can be found.

7 Each archive is an island with its own character. Archives have their own individual languages. Their digital catalogues have been created in different formats. Their data is based on different technologies. Users can search the catalogues only one by one. They have to pay a separate visit to each archive.

8 Archives need special support to enable them to deliver their input to the culture of an emerging Europe. DISMARC, a two-year EU-funded project initiated in September 2006, addresses the problem. Global perspectives are converging in science, education and entertainment.

9 Participating archives and collections contribute their catalogue data. This data are transformed into a universally- readable format.

10 The result? All these different catalogues are simultaneously searchable Online searches can be made by anybody, from anywhere. This service is available in more than 20 languages. for the first time! 24 hours a day!

11 The DISMARC portal is the key to this access, and is ready for public use since September It can do a lot…

12 It communicates in many languages 30 languages in the portal. 30 languages in the portal. Even more languages for special searches Even more languages for special searches 32 languages in the DISMARC Thesauri- dictionaries. 32 languages in the DISMARC Thesauri- dictionaries....because...

13 ...even non-European languages are in use in European music archives! Bokmål Bokmål Dansk Dansk Deutsch Deutsch Eesti Eesti English English Español Español Français Français Hrvatski jezik Hrvatski jezik Italiano Italiano Magyar Magyar Malti Malti Nederlandse taal Nederlandse taal Português Português Slovenčina Slovenčina Suomi Suomi Svenska Svenska Hindī Hindī język polski język polski latviešu valoda latviešu valoda limba româna limba româna romani ćhib romani ćhib Čeština Čeština ελληνική γλώσσα ελληνική γλώσσα Български език Български език українська українська اللغة العرب اللغة العرب

14 Lets search for songs with the word BRIDE in its title: Lets search for songs with the word BRIDE in its title: And DISMARC finds songtitles with these words:

15 Random on a phonograph DISMARC plays Music: After you found it in the database in the database Or after browsing a world map a world map

16 DISMARC welcomes new archives online DISMARC welcomes new archives online

17 DISMARC allows new archives to sort their data online DISMARC allows new archives to sort their data online

18 DISMARC will be fully compatible with TEL/EDL and will be integrated into future developments as a EUROPEANA audio pillar.

19 Who is DISMARC? Museums, universities, broadcasters and technical specialists started it, ten partners from seven EU-countries. Museums, universities, broadcasters and technical specialists started it, ten partners from seven EU-countries. The EU participated by funding from Sept until August The EU participated by funding from Sept until August Three curators keep DISMARC going: Three curators keep DISMARC going: - Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (overall administration), - AIT (technical, customer upload) - EMEM (metadata compliance)

20 co-funded by the European Commission


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