Read about the major developments of EUscreen in the annual report

By Wietske van den Heuvel

EUscreen’s annual report is now published online. The report describes the major developments during the first year of the project. With the first release of the EUscreen coming up soon, the report provides valuable insights in the choices that are made and the effort that is put into the creation of the first version of such a portal. Some highlights from the report:

  • The milestones for the first year have been reached. These are milestone 1, project establishment and milestone 2, definition of the user requirements and the metadata schema.
  • A detailed description of the user groups, their needs and user requirements.
  • An overview of the architecture of the portal and a preview of the frontend and the backend.
  • A definition of the content selection guidelines and the metadata schema.
  • A summary of activities that have been undertaken.

Read the full report.

The EUscreen consortium expands with Maastricht University

By Wietske van den Heuvel

The EUscreen consortium has welcomed Maastricht University as a new partner into the project. The university will be represented by Professor dr. Andreas Fickers, currently working as an Associate Professor for comparative media history at the faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He has also worked for the University of Utrecht where he has been involved in Video Active, the precursor of EUscreen.  Dr. Andreas Fickers is one of the founders of the European Television History Network, an academic network which is closely involved in EUscreen. The work of Maastricht University will mainly focus on the contextualisation of audiovisual content and addressing the academic community.

EUscreen is always looking for opportunities to enlarge it’s consortium and network. Currently, we have a special interest in audiovisual archives. If you would like to join, please contact us.

Inspiring first EUscreen Open Workshop

The first EUscreen Open Workshop has taken place in Mykonos City, Greece, on June 23 and 24. The programme of the first day was filled with presentations about the practices within EUscreen whereas the programme of the second day contained presentations about the developments within other European projects.  A detailed report of the workshop as well as the presentations will be online shortly.

This workshop has been the first of nine workshops which will be organised during the course of the project. Every workshop will focus on one or two aspects of the EUscreen project. This one focused on metadata schemes and content selection policies. Over 60 participants have travelled to Mykonos to attend the workshop. The next EUscreen event will be the 1st EUscreen International Conference on Content Selection Policies and Contextualisation in Rome. More information about this conference will be announced later this week.

The first EUscreen Open Workshop on Metadata Schemas and Content Selection Policies has started

Over 60 participants traveled to Mykonos for the EUscreen Open Workshop on Metadata Schemas and Content Selection Policies on June 23-24. A warm welcome to all participants and a general introduction was given by Sonja de Leeuw, project co-ordinator of EUscreen. The focus for the first day lies on the developments within EUscreen: the EUscreen content selection policies and guidelines, the metadata elements and the roadmap and workflow for content providers. Also, participants will get a preview of the backend and the frontend of the portal. The second day will be dedicated to presentations about practices in other European projects, like Europeana and PrestoPrime.

Official launch of EUscreen

The EUscreen project was officially launched on October 8, 2009 at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum during a two-day meeting. The program included plenary sessions by the project coordinator, the technical coordinator, the work package leaders, the liaison office and Mark Röder from the European Commission, working group sessions and showcases with television material from the partner archives.


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