Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 59, Issue 3, pp 897–920 | Cite as

Open internet gateways to archives of media art

  • Andrzej GłowaczEmail author
  • Michał Grega
  • Mikołaj Leszczuk
  • Zdzisław Papir
  • Piotr Romaniak
  • Paweł Fornalski
  • Michał Lutwin
  • Jürgen Enge
  • Tabea Lurk
  • Viliam Šimko


The EU-projects OASIS Archive and GAMA aimed to develop systems for the common presentation of distributed Media Art works, independent of their location. The paper presents the technical solutions implemented during projects, and contextualise the work in the related media art scene. In order to ensure the preservation and availability (sustainability) of cultural heritage, the metadata systems of all participating institutions were interlinked and they can now be accessed by individual users (both researchers and general public) through an on-line interface. The developed multimedia archive servers enable the exchange of metadata within a distributed system and enable various play-out sources and media. The decentralised architecture, where data can remain at their physical location and are linked at the metadata level, is the key concept of the presented system.


Storage/repositories Libraries/information repositories/publishing Feature measurement Intelligent web services and semantic web Arts 



The authors would like to acknowledge the EC Culture 2000 programme for funding the OASIS Archive project as well as the EC eContentplus programme for funding the GAMA project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrzej Głowacz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michał Grega
    • 1
  • Mikołaj Leszczuk
    • 1
  • Zdzisław Papir
    • 1
  • Piotr Romaniak
    • 1
  • Paweł Fornalski
    • 1
  • Michał Lutwin
    • 1
  • Jürgen Enge
    • 2
  • Tabea Lurk
    • 2
  • Viliam Šimko
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of TelecommunicationsAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Karlsruhe University of Arts and DesignKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.CIANT International Centre for Art and New TechnologiesPraha 4Czech Republic

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