ETAWARE is a system for the enacting of timebased archives through:
Groupware: the free and open modular groupware to edit and process audiostreams of online-media-archives
Collaborative software: ETAWARE provides a collaborative software plattform to access audio streaming archives, and offers different modes for the collaborative editing of these materials.
Modular toolkit: ETAWARE consists of a set of tools/modules to access, (non destructive) edit, annotate, share, communicate and perform audiostreams. The toolkit offers online cartographies to collaborate on the individual processed audiomaterials with other archive editors/users and web based publication and invitation tools to create project based communities.
New vocabulary for interaction with archives: ETAWARE connects existing online- archives with practices of the archive editors/users and creates a new vocabulary for the open content processing and social knowledge exchange in online media_archives.
ETAWARE is a development of the Department of New Media, University of Art and Design Zurich and Knowbotic Research and will be presented via the example of the Cologne Academy of Fine Art's Willem Flusser Archive. The aim is to develop and aggregate free software solutions for the open content work of independent cultural media producers.