Open Asset Storage and Interchange System


OASIS-1 - 8476

Keywords multimedia, electronic publishing, multimedia object management, copyright protection, online services


Start Date: To be announced / Duration: 18 months

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Objectives

The overall aim of the project is to stimulate the multimedia publishing industry by offering guidelines for systems and methods to manage, access and trade multimedia assets in a more effective and efficient manner.

Asset owners currently mostly store their collections in a very traditional manner: prints, slides, and tapes are kept in drawers, and searches have to be performed on simple keywords. This method has major shortcomings:

Title developers have to manage thousands of assets before, during, and after the development of a single CD title, and in addition they have to face many versions of each asset (eg edited versions, colour corrections, etc.). Specific shortcomings of current asset management practice by title developers are:

Trading between asset owners and title developers currently is highly inefficient:

The goal of OASIS is to assist the development and uptake of standards, guidelines, and adequate systems to overcome these shortcomings.

The four main project goals are to:

Further information about OASIS is available from the OASIS home page <URL:http://www.pira.co.uk/oasis>.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Roberto Minio
PIRA International
Publishing Technology
Randalls Road
UK - SURREY KT22 7RU
tel: + 44 / 372 360 092
fax: + 44 / 372 377 526

Participants

PIRA - UK - C
PHILIPS - NL - P
UNI-C - DK - P
CAP SESA TELECOM - F - P
BERTELSMANN - D - P


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OASIS-1 - 8476, December 1993


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