Memoriav is a network of institutions charged with indexing and preserving Switzerland’s primary cultural heritage audiovisual portfolio. To make this possible experts at Fraunhofer IAIS (together with four partners) have been contracted to develop a new information portal called »Memobase« which provides users with access to the cultural heritage of Swiss memory institutions. Memobase is primarily used by experts in specialist fields such as research and science, education and media as well as by Memoriav's own partner institutions.
This version of the Memobase information portal is not only the most technically up-to-date one but it also incorporates a user friendly, multilingual and multifaceted indexing data search facility. More importantly, however, the technical platform stores multimedia data and grants a wide circle of users access to descriptive meta data (such as author, title etc.) as well as binary data such as valuable photos, sound recordings, films and videos taking copyrights into account of course. The platform supports the goal of interlinking cultural heritage across Europe and can potentially be connected to other Swiss and European portals.
Memoriav and its partner organizations can now use web-based functions via an intranet website to manage, maintain and modify their Memobase content depending on their authorization levels.