EngageMedia is currently undertaking a major project in Indonesia aimed at creating four local archives within the region for video-makers to be able to store and share their work. The archives will be built using Plumi and each one will essentially operate as a website, but it will only be accessible via the local area connection or wireless network.
Visitors will be able to access the archive by using any of the partner organisations’ computers connected to the LAN, or connect their own computer to the LAN via cable or wireless. Visitors browsing the archive will be able to view a flash video preview of the video and if they so desire, be able to rapidly copy any file to their USB device, phone and/or computer, or burn them to DVD/CD. The idea is to promote a “sneaker-net” effect; prompting people to pass on the files to friends via their own “offline social networks”.
The first of the four local archives based at Kampung Halaman will be live and operational by July 2009 with the other three to follow soon after.