The BOM-Vl project (Preservation and Distribution of Multimedia Data in Flanders) provides a platform for the storage and the release of the Flemish digital heritage. Broadcasters, cultural organizations, private individuals and government agencies posses thousands of hours of voice and video on analog carriers. It is essential to take the appropriate measures, in this case long-term preservation by digital storage, to prevent a quick decay of these audiovisual archives. Research topics within the project include user needs, archiving and selection, metadata standards and rights management. The project aims at education, the culture and heritage sector, media, science and interested individuals.