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January 11, 2011

The Comité des Sages calls for a “New Renaissance” by bringing Europe’s cultural heritage online

Press release by Europeana The report of the Comité des Sages (high-level reflection group) on Digitisation of Europe’s cultural heritage was delivered to Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, and Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner responsible for Education and Culture. Among its top recommendations are that Europeana should become the central reference point for Europe’s…

December 21, 2010

New AV Competence Centre will launch during Screening the Future 2011 Conference

Press release from PrestoPrime The new AV Competence Centre  ― entitled PrestoCentre ― is a membership driven, non-profit organisation that will serve stakeholders in audiovisual digitisation and digital preservation in Europe. It will continue and expand the work of the EU-funded ‘Presto’ projects and will launch at the Screening the Future Conference in Amsterdam on…

October 19, 2010

Recent conference visits by members of EUscreen: some highlights

By Sally Reynolds, Birgit Gray and Wietske van den Heuvel One of the activities of EUscreen is visiting relevant conferences and meetings, so knowledge can be shared with different stakeholders who represent the different user groups and networks that EUscreen is addressing through the project. Sally Reynolds from ATiT and Birgit Gray from Deutsche Welle…

September 13, 2010

The National Library of Sweden organized a meeting on Open Access at the 76th IFLA 2010 Conference in Gothenburg

By Christopher Natzén During the 76th IFLA Conference “Open access to knowledge – promoting sustainable progress” between 10-15 August, the National Library of Sweden (KB) initiated a satellite meeting on the 9th of August in cooperation with the libraries of the universities of Gothenburg, Uppsala, Lund and Malmö under the headline “Open Access and the…

September 10, 2010

Advise the European Commission about digitalisation of and access to cultural heritage!

The Reflection Group has been asked to advise the European Commission about how to accelerate the process of digitalisation and access of cultural heritage. The Reflection Group is an independent group of 12 members, which started in 2008 and advises the European Union in various longer term matters. For this particular subject on cultural heritage,…

June 16, 2010

Today book release “Archives 2020” by Virtueel Platform about digital archives

By Wietske van den Heuvel The book Archive2020 – Sustainable Archiving of Born-Digital Cultural Content discusses the many issues that arise when digital content is being archived. Although a lot of material currently is being digitised, other digital material threatens to disappear from the public domain. This is due to software and hardware developments, migration…

May 28, 2010

New INA president appointed

By Claude Mussou Mathieu Gallet, former deputy chief of the staff for Frederic Mitterrand , French minister of Culture and communication, has been appointed as Ina‘s president after Emmanuel Hoog was elected president of the French Press Agency (AFP) on April 15th. AFP is one of the top four press agencies in the world with journalists…

May 3, 2010

Presentation about Open Images and EUscreen on JTS2010

Johan Oomen will give a presentation about the Open Images platform, which will also be involved in EUscreen, during the Joint Technical Symposium 2010 (JTS2010) in Oslo. JTS is a gathering for professionals working in the field of audiovisual heritage and takes place between 2-5 May. Many important stakeholders are involved, like FIAT/IFTA, AMIA, FIAF…

May 3, 2010

Registration for the first FIAT/IFTA Television Studies Seminar is still open

The seminar will be held on May 14 in Paris. This international Television Studies Seminar, hosted by the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA) will present academic papers based on research conducted in FIAT/IFTA member archives and illustrated by extracts provided by those archives. Paper presentations cover various aspects of television history and practice. EUscreen’s predecessor,…