Archiving specialists NOA GmbH, founded by Peter Kuhnle, Marcus Krämer and Christophe Kummer, have announced they are partnering with the #PreserveAfricaArchives (PAA) programme.
The #PreserveAfricaArchives programme aims to protect Africa’s audio-visual cultural heritage by fast-tracking and facilitating the digitisation, cataloguing, archiving and preservation of Africa’s media assets through the provision of world-class resources
supported by innovative practices, standards, technologies, and networks.
The organisation perceives NOA’s expertise as being perfectly aligned with the industry programme to help institutions develop media asset preservation and promote archiving activities and initiatives by assisting with the provision of adequate technological and human resource capabilities.
Welcoming NOA to the programme, Benjamin Pius, the Principal Administrator of the #PAA, stated: “The initiative which is dedicated to preserving sound and audio-visual assets in Africa
needed to partner with an organisation like NOA to ensure that the best-in-class resources are deployed to provide access to legacy African Sound and Audio-visual content”.
Commenting on joining the programme as a solution’s partner, Jean-Christophe Kummer, NOA’s Managing Partner, said: “We are honoured to join this organisation as solutions partners”.
He concluded: “It’s so important to be able to help institutions safeguard their cultural patrimony and to do so in an efficient manner; our expertise and experience will support all the objectives of the #PreserveAfricaArchives programme”.
About NOA GmbH
NOA delivers scalable, high-quality AV digitising and archiving innovations to easily make audio and video archives available in enterprise storage facilities. Sustainable long-term preservation of media content is guaranteed as NOA’s unique products rely on open archival standards and formats and continuous checks for transfer integrity to ensure the highest possible quality of audio and video content.
NOA’s turnkey solutions deliver systems to meet the specific needs of any business.
ingestLINE™, actLINE™, jobDB™, mediARC™ and the entry-level Pico systems safeguard future media accessibility and enterprise-wide collaboration. Advanced semantic metadata management ensures NOA’s family of products deliver efficient and reliable identification and retrieval of archival
NOA’s intuitive proprietary technologies are currently installed in more than thirty international institutions, including Austrian National Broadcaster ORF, Sveriges Radio Förvaltnings (SRF),
Yleisradio Finland (YLE), Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV), the national sound archives of Switzerland and Mexico, the Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT) and many more.
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