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SELECTED TAG: digitalisation
February 10, 2011

5 Million Manuscripts, Films and Texts for Europeana

Press release from Europeana Work begins this week to add over 5 million digital objects, ranging from Spanish civil war photographs to handwritten letters from philosopher Immanuel Kant, to Europeana from 19 of Europe’s leading research and university libraries. The project is called Europeana Libraries and it will put many of these treasures online for…

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 28, 2010

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: TVC digital archive holds more than 135.00 hours of video

Press release from TVC UNESCO had proclaimed 27 October as World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, to highlight the importance of audiovisual materials (films, records video and audio, radio and television) and  to encourage the protection and preservation of this documents as  fundamental part of the cultural heritage and  expression of national identity. The social and…

September 15, 2010

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: First EUscreen International Conference on Content Selection Policy and Contextualisation

Date: 7-8 October 2010. Location: Casa del Cinema. Largo Marcello Mastroianni 1, Rome, Italy. The EUscreen best practice network is hosting a two-day international conference on content selection policies and contextualisation in the audiovisual domain. It will be held in Rome on 7 and 8 October 2010. The conference will focus on contextualisation of audiovisual…

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,…

August 4, 2010

First EUscreen International Conference on Content Selection Policies and Contextualisation

Date: 7-8 October 2010. Location: Casa del Cinema. Largo Marcello Mastroianni 1, Rome, Italy. EUscreen has organized a two-day conference on content selection policies and contextualisation in the audiovisual domain, to be held in Rome on October 7 and 8 2010. The conference will focus on contextualisation of audiovisual material, especially in the academic field….

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 10, 2010

More resources needed for Europeana on-line library

Press release by the European Parlement “The EU’s on-line library, museum and archive – Europeana – needs content from more Member States and further EU funding, according to MEPs. Access to the portal’s material without downloading should be free but copyright must be respected, says a resolution adopted by Parliament on Wednesday. Online since November…