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CloudMedia Platform (LOEWE)

CloudMedia Platform

  CloudMedia Platform (LOEWE)

 

 

 

 (These days he would expand his horizons using digital media.
Intuitive applications make it possible.)
 
 

 

 

How can cultural institutions of the future keep step with modern technology? How can they best utilize digital channels for their educational mandate? A collaborative partnership from the science and business worlds offers one answer: They are developing a pioneering multimedia cloud-based media and collaboration platform for the cultural sector. The goal is to open up museums, libraries and other institutions to the digital age. After all, even Goethe would expand his digital horizons these days. New, intuitive applications make it all possible.
In the future, visitors can use smartphones, tablets and other devices to have quick and easy access to in-depth information and content links between museums objects or multimedia content such as films, graphics or web texts for books.
The Städel Museum in Frankfurt and the library at Darmstadt University (ULB) are taking part in this important development for the future of cultural heritage. Other project partners include Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, the House of IT, media transfer AG, nterra integration GmbH and Software AG. Bringing high-tech into the cultural sphere provides a beacon project for other institutions in the cultural and public sectors.


Two out of three funded projects have been successfully completed end of 2013 and the third is also near completion. With regard to the use case ‘Exponateplattform’ partners Software AG and Städel Museum decided to operationally go live in 2014 with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. With this it will be possible to digitally stroll through parts of Staedel’s collection and dig into all multimedia-based background content.

A beta testing phase is planned for mid 2014, end of the year latest the Go-Live. Further partner organizations with culture and corporate background show interest in using the platform themselves.

 

These projects (HA project no.: 320/12-10, 321/12-11, 322/12-12) are funded as part of the Hesse Model Projects program in the LOEWE Excellence Initiative sponsored by the state of Hesse, 3rd line of funding: SME Alliance Projects.

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Current press coverage (German only):
Die Welt
Die Zeit

 

The CloudMedia Platform @ CeBIT 

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Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO Software AG, discussing with Minister of State HMWVL, and Steffen Saebisch, Undersecretary of State HMWVL 

 

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Dr. Hans-Georg Nolte-Fischer, Managing Director, Universitaets- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt, Prof. Dr. Ralph Stengler, President Hochschule Darmstadt and Member of the Board House of IT e.V., Dr. Chantal Eschenfelder, Head of Education at the Staedel Museum, Moderation: Raoul Helmer, hr4, Florian Rentsch, Minister of State HMWVL, Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO Software AG and Member of the Board House of IT e.V., Steffen Saebisch, Undersecretary of State HMWVL and CEO House of IT e.V. after the successful presentation of the lighthouse project for the State of Hesse 

 

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Martin Kling, overall Program Lead and Coordination, demonstrates live the CloudMedia Platform to the project sponsors: Dr. Chantal Eschenfelder, Head of Education at Staedel Museum (verdeckt), Florian Rentsch, Minister of State HMWVL, Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO Software AG and Member of the Board House of IT e.V., Steffen Saebisch, Undersecretary of State HMWVL and CEO House of IT e.V. Prof. Dr. Ralph Stengler, President Hochschule Darmstadt and Member of the Board House of IT e.V., Dr. Hans-Georg Nolte-Fischer, Managing Director, Universitaets- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt