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Learning on Screen – Audiovisual Citation Guidelines: Second Edition

22nd November 2017

By Sergio Angelini, Head of Membership Services and Information and Hetty Malcolm-Smith, Head of Operations Learning on Screen will publish the second edition of Audiovisual Citation Guidelines in January 2018 after the launch at Learning on Screen’s Members’ Day event on 1st December 2017. This publication sees a comprehensive overhaul of the guidelines with major…

Video Collection: Cities

7th November 2017

Skylines, sights, and city life. In this video collection, you will see what Athens looked like in 1936 or Lisbon in 1960. A collection of 23 videos from the EUscreen Portal featuring 23 different cities!

Second Life of Heritage Collections | BAAC Annual Conference

3rd November 2017

Projects based on historical archives were the main focus of the 14th BAAC annual conference, which this year was hosted in Warsaw by the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute (FINA). Experts from the Baltic region and friends of the Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council (BAAC) met from 11 to 13 October in Warsaw. Here they…

Fashionating images – Where EUscreen meets Europeana Fashion?

1st November 2017

Adriano D’Aloia, Marie-Aude Baronian and Marco Pedroni edited a special issue of Comunicazioni Sociali, Journal of Media, Performing Arts and Cultural Studies (January-April 2017), about audiovisual media studies and fashion. The issue, called ‘Fashionating images’, tries to explore “the intersection and cross fertilization between fashion studies and media studies.” We give you a short overview…

Disaster, Calacas, and Metadata: A FIAT/IFTA Conference Report

25th October 2017

Not lament, but fact: TV has changed. With it, the job of broadcast archivists. “Archivists need to change”, proclaimed Matt White at the opening talks of this year’s FIAT/IFTA World conference. White produced the box office hit The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, built from crowdsourced concert footage. The question is: haven’t we, as a…

The Albanian Film Archive: part of European heritage

22nd August 2017

Eriona Vyshka, collection manager at the Albanian Film Archive (AQSHF), recently published 300 videos to Europeana via EUscreen. Read her guest blog about AQSHF, the aggregation process and being part of online European heritage.

Quantifying Autobiography

17th August 2017

Rob Wegter, Student Assistant MA Digital Humanities at the University of Groningen, tells about his experiences during the research project “Me and Myself: Tracing first person in documentary history in AV-collections”, including binge-watching and annotating Dutch documentaries.

Copyright Law in Europe: Exceptions and limitations to copyright

3rd August 2017

The European Audiovisual Observatory published a new report on the state of play of copyright law in Europe. This latest IRIS Plus report ‘Exceptions and limitations to copyright’, guides us through the complex process of the new Copyright Package, presented in September 2016 by the European Commission.

EUscreen recommends: Infrastructuring for Cultural Commons

24th July 2017

In the paper ‘Infrastructuring for Cultural Commons’, Sanna Marttila and Andrea Botero reflect on their involvement in the design and development of two information systems: EUscreen and Fusion.