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Quality management within digitization projects: an insight into the Memoriav training day 2018

11th April 2018

On March 8, 2018 Memoriav, the association in charge of fostering audiovisual archives preservation projects in Switzerland, held a training dedicated to quality management within digitization projects. Recently we had the pleasure of talking with Axel Roche-Dioré, project leader at Ina – Institut national de l’audiovisuel. He will catch us up on the activities that…

Video Collection: Sports Activities

6th April 2018

The Danish kangaroo bike, a popular folk sport and old clips of the Tour de France. In this video collection, you can see different sports in action with videos dating from 1936 to 2009. A collection of nine videos from the EUscreen portal featuring an abundance of sports activities!

The E-RIHS project: A New Research Infrastructure in the European Heritage Science

9th March 2018

Heritage is a key component of the European identity. The study and preservation of cultural and natural heritage is a global challenge for science and the European society at large. The European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS) is a pan-European project aiming to support research on heritage interpretation, preservation, documentation and management. The project…

Future past: will archives survive digitisation?

27th February 2018

The evolution of preserving analogue through digital means is a recurrent subject and of great importance to the future of archiving. Do the people working in the archives have the relevant skills required for the future, especially in long term data storage solutions, metadata management? This is one of the challenges which British audiovisual institutions…

The Roles They Are A-Shiftin’: Challenges and Possibilities for Tool Criticism

6th February 2018

In my previous blog post, ‘Quantifying Autobiography‘, I introduced the ‘Me & Myself‘ (M&M) pilot project, for which I am a research assistant. In this post I will try to explain the role that we as a research team have within the larger CLARIAH project, and the shift in research object this entails. Furthermore, I will…

IDFA Industry Session: From Archive to Storytelling

2nd February 2018

This past November, the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA) hosted the panel discussion Industry Session: From Archive to Storytelling. The guests were archive-researcher James McDonald (All This Mayhem, 2014) and producer Brett Morgen (Cobain: Montage of Heck, 2015; Jane, 2017). They were interviewed by Melanie Rozencwajg, CEO of the company Archive Valley. Archive Valley aims…

EUscreen recommends: Copyright (and) Culture: the governance of audiovisual archives

8th January 2018

“Copyright (and) Culture: the governance of audiovisual archives” is written by Katharine Sarikakis, Olga Kolokytha and Krisztina Rozgonyi, all working at the Department of Communications of the University of Vienna. In this paper they ask the following research question: What are the policy dynamics of copyright regulation for digital audiovisual (AV) archives in Europe and what…

Music in Movement: an interactive guide to contemporary classical music

21st December 2017

Music in Movement (MiM) is an interactive guide to the life and work of the greatest composers of contemporary classical music. Reusing unique archival resources it highlights the richness of European contemporary music by tracing the stories of four eminent composers: Louis Andriessen, Pierre Boulez, Arvo Pärt and Kazimierz Serocki. Personal stories offered in a…

EUscreen celebrates: European Research Grant “European History Reloaded”

19th December 2017

European History Reloaded: Curation and Appropriation of Digital Audiovisual Heritage (CADEAH) is the title of a programme that is awarded a three-year research grant by the EC Horizon 2020 programme JPICH Digital Heritage. The programme has been designed by a European consortium lead by Utrecht University’s Centre for TV/Screen Cultures in Transition and includes the…