The Association of Moving Image Archivists is a non-profit professional association established to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations concerned with the acquisition, description, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials.
The DIVERSE Conference is an annual gathering of academics, teachers, technologists and students that engages participants in an ongoing dialogue on the effective uses of visual media in education. Since the beginning of this conference in Derby England in 2001, DIVERSE has been intended for anyone interested in embedding video and video communication (conferencing) technologies within educational practice.
The European Broadcast Union is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media organizations, with Members in 56 countries in Europe and beyond. The EBU’s mission is to defend the interests of public service media and to promote their indispensable contribution to modern society. It is the point of reference for industry knowledge and expertise.
Europeana.eu is an online portal that acts as an interface to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe. More than 2,000 institutions across Europe have contributed to Europeana. Together, their assembled collections let users explore Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage from prehistory to the modern day. Europeana is a catalyst for change in the world of cultural heritage. The Europeana Foundation and its Network create new ways for people to engage with their cultural history, whether it’s for work, learning or pleasure. The Europeana Network is an open, expert forum comprising content holders and aggregators along with providers of technical, legal and strategic knowledge.
The International Federation of Television Archives is an international professional association established to provide a means for co-operation amongst broadcast and national audiovisual archives and libraries concerned with the collection, preservation and exploitation of moving image and recorded sound materials and associated documentation.
The Federation of Commercial Audio Visual Libraries was formed in 1985 as an international, non-profit making, professional trade association limited by guarantee. It represents commercial film/audiovisual, stills and sound libraries as well as interested individuals such as facility houses, professional film researchers and producers working in the industry.
The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) was established in 1969 in Amsterdam to function as a medium for international co-operation between archives that preserve recorded sound and audiovisual documents.
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. The Audiovisual and Multimedia Section (AVMS) section is the international forum for persons working with non-book media in every kind of library and information service.
MEDEA organizes the annual MEDEA Awards. The aim of the MEDEA Awards is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education. The Awards also recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.
The PrestoCentre Foundation is a non-profit organisation that brings together a global community of stakeholders in audiovisual digitisation and digital preservation to share, work and learn. PrestoCentre works with experts, researchers, advocates, businesses, public services, educational organisations and professional associations to enhance the audiovisual sector’s ability to provide long-term access to cultural heritage.
Related scholarly networks
ETHN is a network that connects scholars, archivists and institutions working on the history of television in Europe. The network encourages the exchange of research and experiences and the development of collaborative research projects that help to explore a comparative approach to television history.
The International Association for Media and History is an organisation of filmmakers, broadcasters, archivists and scholars dedicated to historical inquiry into film, radio, television, and related media. It encourages scholarly research into the relations between history and the media as well as the production of historically informed documentaries, television series, and other media texts.
The goal of AXES is to develop tools that provide various types of users with new engaging ways to interact with audiovisual libraries, helping them discover, browse, navigate, search and enrich archives. This will be approached from three perspectives (or axes): users, content, and technology.
The CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES project is about the participation of citizens in research on cultural heritage and humanities. The project aims to develop and validate a Roadmap for the use of e-Infrastructures to support this aim. The Roadmap will offer support for improved social cohesion arising from the sharing of knowledge and understanding of Europe’s citizen’s common and individual cultures.
Digital AV Media Damage Prevention and Repair (DAVID) addresses the challenge of how to keep audiovisual content usable over time. For digital audiovisual media DAVID analyzes the origin of potential damage and its consequences on the usability of content, monitors and restores damage already happened and develops strategies for avoiding future damage in a way that balances long-term costs, risks of loss, and content quality.
EFG1914 is a digitisation project focusing on films and non-film material from and related to World War I. It started on 15 February 2012 and runs for two years, bringing together 26 partners, among them 21 European film archives.
Europeana Creative is a European project which enables and promotes greater re-use of cultural heritage resources by creative industries. Europeana Creative sets the stage for fascinating collaborations between content-providing cultural heritage institutions and creative industries stakeholders in the education, tourism, social networks and design sectors.
The objective of Europeana Space is to increase and enhance the creative industries’ use of Europeana and other online collections of digital cultural content, by delivering a range of resources to support their engagement. To facilitate the use of digital cultural heritage by the creative industries, which is still limited by factors including issues around the IPR status of content and the need for business models demonstrating the potential for exploitation of available content, Europeana Space brings together high-level key expertise from the European creative industries, technology-based enterprises, the cultural heritage sector and higher education.
LinkedTV is an EU funded project aiming to seamlessly interlink the TV and Web experiences, providing an enriched audiovisual experience across devices. The LinkedTV platform enriches television programs semi-automatically with various types of related information and media content from the Web.
Presto4U is a two-year project supported by a core group of 14 PrestoCentre member organsations. The aim of the project is to identify useful results of research into digital audiovisual preservation and to raise awareness and improve the adoption of these both by technology and service providers as well as media owners.
Screening Socialism is an innovative research project which explores the culture and memory of television in socialist Eastern Europe. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the project spans five countries and is the first comparative, transnational study of television in Eastern Europe. Screening Socialism will draw on archival documents, narrative analysis of popular television shows, and interviews, in order to investigate the role of television in everyday life, the changing messages it disseminated to the public, the elite’s shifting relationship to the medium, as well as the part it has played in shaping public memory of the socialist period. The project will culminate in a number of journal articles, conference papers, and two monographs on television in Eastern Europe.