We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of MediaINFO™ on the iPad. The iPad app brings core features of MediaINFO software to the most successful mobile device of our times. The MediaINFO end user application allows you to access MediaINFO powered collections from prestigious institutions or customize it to your own.
The Cantonal & University Library of Lausanne selects Geneza's MediaINFO to bring 250 years of the 24 Heures newspaper online. This launch is part of the Scriptorium project which aims to make available important materials (books, newspapers, magazines) that bring to life the heritage of the Canton of Vaud and the City of Lausanne, Switzerland.
The practical benefits of this project are already visible. Using MediaINFO the reader can flip through Slovak newspapers published in the 1940s or a theater magazine from the 1920es as if these were in their hands. The age and condition of these historical publications would severely limit the readership to whoever could get access to the sole physical copy.
Geneza MediaINFO sponsors and participates at the "Digital library", a conference dedicated to digital content preservation and accessibility. 16Th to 18th april 2012, at the Ski & Wellness residence, Družba, Jasná.
The National Library of Norway selects Geneza MediaINFO Viewer to provide in-browser access to rare manuscripts & newspapers. MediaINFO becomes part of the library’s tools in its quest to become one of Europe’s most modern and exciting national libraries.
The Norwegian National Library (NB) has gone live with MediaINFO and, in addition to the original plan of displaying Norwegian newspapers, the Library asked the MediaINFO team to also handle all handwritten materials in its collection (letters, postcards, manuscripts).
Faculty of Chemical and Food technology, one from the faculties of The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, the most significant technical university in Slovakia, has selected Geneza's MediaINFO solution. This central European university will primarily use MediaINFO Server as the method of distributing digital books to its numerous students. Standardising on MediaINFO is going to help cut the cost, waste, and the physical constraints of the old paper textbooks and notes that are currently printed or bought.
The Wellcome Trust and the JPEG 2000 implementation group hosted a JPEG2000 seminar in London which featured MediaINFO as a case study of the format in action. The Seminar included explainations and discussion of technical issues that have an impact on the practical implementation of the format, and explore the context of how and why organisations may choose to use JPEG 2000. Geneza's CEO said: "We are pleased to share these insights with our customers and industry partners. We hope these insights will help promote cross-industry communication and collaboration on the strategic challenges facing our customers on the road to achieving effective digitisation of their collections".