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April 30, 2018

Video Collection: Jazz Music

“Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life”, said jazz legend Art Blakey. Although jazz is a difficult music genre to describe, it is also very recognizable. First developed around the 1920’s, this rich and diverse music genre has influenced and continues to influence the world today. Therefore on this day International Jazz Day is…

April 26, 2018

Radio-television Vojvodina on Europeana

We are very happy to announce that as of this month twenty-five items of Radio-television Vojvodina became available on the portal of Europeana. Working together with Radio-television Vojvodina was a great pleasure and we are pleased to have helped with aggregating their selected content onto Europeana. We asked Jolan Stefanovic, chief documentarist at Radio-television Vojvodina, to tell…

April 11, 2018

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

April 6, 2018

Video Collection: Sports Activities

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!

March 9, 2018

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

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…

February 27, 2018

Future past: will archives survive digitisation?

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…

February 6, 2018

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

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…

February 2, 2018

IDFA Industry Session: From Archive to Storytelling

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…

January 8, 2018

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

“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…

December 21, 2017

Music in Movement: an interactive guide to contemporary classical music

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…