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Where are your digital media files stored?

Africa Media Online’s MEMAT is a carefully thought-out archival digital repository system from an organisation that has been managing media files for heritage institutions for close to a decade. MEMAT conforms closely to the ISO standard for long term archiving of digital media, the OAIS standard. Watch a video introduction to MEMAT.

Below please find a video introduction to MEMAT and the challenge of long-term digital archiving that it provides a solution to:

Introduction to MEMAT from Africa Media Online on Vimeo.

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Iziko MuseumsMEMAT Features

Upload files and create galleries to share and showcase images, video and sound files. Customisable designs, powerful search function, tight security. Advanced lightbox features and optional ecommerce.  Conforms to International Standards.

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Memat websiteSystem Architecture

MEMAT is highly flexible and scalable. Subsystems include a Digital vault, Optical backup server, Metadata manager, Thesaurus manager, Web interface and Application system.

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Example sites

MEMAT sites can stand alone or you can add a presentation page to them, you can also opt to integrate MEMAT with your existing site.

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Memat historyHistory

The first version of MEMAT was launched in 2001, we have been using and improving the system since then.

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