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MARIAGE – Making Rich Media Accessable for Generations

MARIAGE – Making Rich Media Accessable for Generations

The MARIAGE project aimed at the development of principles, frameworks and demonstrators for life-time media albums. Media types of interest were photographs, videos, music and software-based media such as web pages, flash films, and computer games. We focused on the 'prosumer' type of user, a person who is producing and consuming media objects. MARIAGE dealt with long-term availability of execution environments, with media format availability in a life-time perspective, with metadata management, and with interoperability between the media album platforms that prosumers use.

Benefit for society

The project's findings resulted in recommendations for the long-time preservation, retrieval, and use of private multimedia. We published a number of guidelines on the issues targeting in particular at software developers and users on how to handle long-time multimedia albums.



  • Fritsch, Lothar; Holmqvist, Knut; Fretland, Truls: Making Rich Media Accessible for Generations: Trust, Security and Privacy Issues with Personal Media on the Web 2.0 , Proceedings of the IFIPTM Web 2.0 Trust workshop, Trondheim, Norway, June 16, 2008
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Project period

January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2009


Norges forskningsråd (project 181819)

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Postal address: Norsk Regnesentral/Norwegian Computing Center, P.O. Box 114 Blindern, NO-0314 Oslo, Norway
Visit address: Norsk Regnesentral, Gaustadalleen 23a, Kristen Nygaards hus, NO-0373 Oslo.
Phone: (+47) 22 85 25 00
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