Digitize and preserve then entire audiovisual collection of the Montreux Jazz Festival

As part of the Vice-Presidency for Innovation at EPFL, the Metamedia Center is leading the Montreux Jazz Digital Project since 2010. A team with multi-disciplinary skills was built to coordinate and run the archiving work in all its faces: inventory, digitization, quality control, indexing, metadata enrichment, storage, value addition, and long-term preservation strategies. Including audio/video specialists, software developers, archivist, musicologist, sociologist, and project managers, the team is now developing new collaborations to take care and preserve other kinds of collections in the field of music and popular arts. Considering such collections as reference databases, the objective of the Metamedia Center consists in defining research and innovation projects within EPFL labs, start-ups, and external partners.