Europe’s galleries, archives, museums, and libraries (or ‘GLAMs’) are making their cultural, educational and scientific content accessible online. As a result, more and more content is published and accessible through the different providers’ websites. Unfortunately, these cultural and scientific resources are invisible to the majority of the general public. As for web users it’s impossible to know and search all those different platforms available. That’s a problem the EEXCESS project wanted to solve by taking the content to the user. We spoke with Silvia Russegger, senior researcher at Joanneum Research and coordinator of the EEXCESS project.
On March 20 EUscreen and the FIAT/IFTA’s Media Studies Commission organized a joint seminar about ‘1968 in the Media’. The next day, we held EUscreen’s Network Meeting in the same venue.
Thanks to our colleagues at Ina and the ISCC for hosting these two events and to all the speakers and attendees for their presence and contribution to two inspiring meetings.
Guest post by Mari Skarnes and Maja Wettmark, archive developers at the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK).
The NRK Archive is responsible for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s archive collection. It holds radio and television programmes from the 1930s onwards. A government decision from 2007 obliged the public broadcaster to make all of its historical content available to the public, as long as this was covered by the programme’s legal rights. All programmes, with their accompanying metadata, have since been published on NRK’s web players tv.nrk.no and radio.nrk.no. In order to ensure availability to a wider audience, NRK Archive aims to share most of the transmissions’ metadata with stakeholders outside of the country’s borders as well.
The pains and pleasures of aggregation: a brief summary of the EUscreenXL aggregation process as we enter the final six months of the project.
Photo by Larisa Dmuchovskaja
On the 19th and 20th of March representatives from EUscreenXL’s content partners met at the Lithuanian Central State Archives (LCVA) in Vilnius with technical and research partners as well as Europeana to examine and address practical issues and opportunities relating to the supply, delivery, and re-use of content and metadata for the EUscreenXL project.