[open-heritage] Fwd: EUscreen publishes second status report: Online Access to Audiovisual Heritage
okfn.joris.pekel at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 31 16:59:38 BST 2012
Hope you are enjoying your summer.
If you are looking for reading material on your holiday, you may find this
report about open audiovisual content interesting..
All the best,
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From: Erwin Verbruggen <everbruggen at beeldengeluid.nl>
Subject: EUscreen publishes second status report: Online Access to
To: EUROPEANA at mailtalk.ac.uk
EUscreen is pleased to announce its second status report on 'Online Access
to Audiovisual Heritage'.
In three chapters, the report gives an overview of technological
developments bearing an influence on publishing and making accessible
historical footage. The report discusses online heritage practices within
Europe and beyond.
Please find the press release below and at
You can download the Status Report at http://bit.ly/OVLcZV [PDF]
With kind regards and apologies for possible cross-posts,
Thank you for sharing,
Erwin Verbruggen & the EUscreen consortium
*EUscreen Publishes Second Status Report
Online Access to Audiovisual Heritage*
EUscreen is pleased to announce its second status report Online Access to
Audiovisual Heritage. In three chapters, the report gives an overview of
technological developments bearing an influence on publishing and making
accessible historical footage. The report discusses online heritage
practices within Europe and beyond.
In a field that faces constant renewal, overhaul and additional challenges,
the report means to take stock of the status of the online audiovisual
heritage field. This allows the EUscreen project to measure our own
strategies and technological development and allows the participating
archives, broadcasters and the broader GLAM community to come up with
solutions for providing access that cater to users' needs and environments.
This document is a follow‐up on the first EUscreen status report, published
one year ago.
The status report is divided into three chapters, each focusing on a
different aspect of online access. Through this structure, we successively
discuss three main trends regarding access, namely: 1) use and reuse today,
2) trends towards a cultural commons and 3) fundamental research in the
area of audiovisual content.
The first chapter gives an overview of major developments, including access
provision and use of content by the creative industries. In the second
chapter we explore the topic of (sustainable) reuse of audiovisual sources
as a cultural and explorative practice leading towards more open and
participatory archives. Finally, the third chapter discusses European
research topics that are currently ongoing in areas connected to
The report was edited by Erwin Verbruggen and Johan Oomen and can be
We're currently heading towards the final stages of the EUscreen project,
which will conclude in September with the final EUscreen conference in
Budapest. This status report comes at a time where the project needs to
reflect on its position in the field and on its long-term sustainable
future as a service for the various stakeholders.
• Download the Second EUscreen Status Report [PDF]: http://bit.ly/OVLcZV
• Download the First EUscreen status report [PDF]: http://bit.ly/MF1hsL
• Information about the final EUscreen conference: https://euscreen2012.**
The EUscreen project has published 30.000 television items online in an act
to make historical audiovisual content widely accessible. EUscreen started
in October 2009 as a three-year project funded by the European Commission’s
eContentplus programme. A beta version of the portal was launched in 2011
and is also directly connected to Europeana. EUscreen is co-ordinated by
University of Utrecht and its consortium consists of 28 partners and 10
associate partners (comprising audiovisual archives, research institutions,
technology providers and Europeana) from 20 different European countries.
For the EUscreen portal, visit: http://www.euscreen.eu/
For events info and updates on the project, visit http://blog.euscreen.eu
For the Journal of European Television History and Culture, visit
Open Knowledge Foundation
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