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EUscreen: EUscreen: Exploring Europe's television Heritage in Changing Contexts

The EUscreen project aims to promote the use of television content to explore Europe's rich and diverse cultural history.

With the support of FIAT/IFTA, the European Broadcasting Union and the EDL Foundation, the EUscreen Best Practice Network aims at achieving a highly interoperable digitised collection of television material. Although content is now being digitised and some of it is available online, access to audiovisual archives, television in particular, remains fractured and scattered, due to: the lack of interoperability both at the level of metadata and semantics; the non-existence of proven scenarios for the use of audiovisual material; the complexity of rights issues and the lack of contextualisation. EUscreen will tackle these problems by building a network of content providers, standardisation bodies and specific user groups around the task of providing multilingual and multicultural access to television heritage. Building on EBU Core and open web standards EUscreen will work towards standardization and provide the technical solutions needed to achieve interoperability between the audiovisual collections of Europe themselves and with Europeana in particular, for which EUscreen will deliver the audiovisual content. It will develop long-term solutions to rights issues. EUscreen will support user-led demand and interest for services and content as well as the development of scenarios for using this content in different contexts (research, learning, leisure and creative reuse), whilst also providing contextual information on the available resources. The result will be a highly interoperable EUscreen platform, including a core collection of 40,000 television items as well as references to hundreds of thousands of digitised items of the institutional collections and millions of catalogue entries. Comprised of 28 partners from 17 EU member states (plus Switzerland) EUscreen has enormous impact in providing access to television heritage and (through its synergy with Europeana) it will play an important role in the advancement of the European Digital Library.

Contact information

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Heidelberglaan 8
3508 TC UTRECHT
THE NETHERLANDS
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Participants

Coordinator: UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT THE NETHERLANDS
OSTERREICHISCHER RUNDFUNK AUSTRIA
RADIO-TELEVISION BELGE DE LACOMMUNAUTE FRANCAISE BELGIUM
DE VLAAMSE RADIO- EN TELEVISIEOMROEP BELGIUM
ATIT BVBA BELGIUM
CESKA TELEVIZE CZECH REPUBLIC
DANMARKS RADIO DENMARK
AALTO-KORKEAKOULUSAATIO FINLAND
Institut National de l'Audiovisuel FRANCE
DEUTSCHE WELLE GERMANY
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS GREECE
HELLENIC NATIONAL AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVE GREECE
EÖTVÖS LORÁND TUDOMÁNYEGYETEM HUNGARY
RADIO TELEFIS EIREANN IRELAND
RAI-RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA SPA ITALY
CINECITTA' LUCE SPA ITALY
TELEWIZJA POLSKA SA POLAND
RADIOTELEVIZIJA SLOVENIJA JAVNI ZAVVOD LJUBLJANA REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA
SOCIETATEA ROMANA DE TELEVIZIUNE ROMANIA
TELEVISIO DE CATALUNYA SA SPAIN
KUNGLIGA BIBLIOTEKET (NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SWEDEN) SWEDEN
UNION EUROPEENNE DE RADIO TELEVISION-EBU SWITZERLAND
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT THE NETHERLANDS
STICHTING NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR BEELD EN GELUID THE NETHERLANDS
STICHTING EUROPEANA THE NETHERLANDS
NOTERIK B.V. THE NETHERLANDS
ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE UNITED KINGDOM
BRITISH UNIVERSITIES FILM AND VIDEO COUNCIL UNITED KINGDOM

Last update: 07/12/2012

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