The ‘Featured Archive’ series on Critical Studies in Television focuses each month on a different EUscreen content provider. Its two latest installments turn the spotlights on the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and the National Library of Sweden.
The piece written by Erwin Verbruggen and Evelien Wolda offers an insight into the Sound and Vision collections and can be viewed here: http://cstonline.tv/sound-and-vision. The article also documents the Institute’s involvement in various digitisation and conservations projects including Images for the Future and showcases fascinating samples of the material contributed to EUscreen including episodes from the Willem Ruis Lotto show and Pippo the Clown.
Christopher Natzén relays the coming-of-age of the Kungliga Biblioteket in his article at http://cstonline.tv/swedish-archive, the collection of which goes back to the Middle Ages. Some rather bewildering examples from their audiovisual collections include news items such as this item, which uncovers the health risks of taking snuff.
The pieces are a great addition to the growing featured archive series which so far includes contributions from Czech TV, Slovenian Television and Ina and will continue with future articles from ORF and TVC. Many thanks to Kim Akass for supporting this series and helping us disseminate our work on EUscreen by publishing these articles!
For the full list of articles, see: http://blog.euscreen.eu/?page_id=2610