Launch of EUScreen Website
EUscreen, a new project that will supply TV archive footage to Europeana, launched its website this week.
EUscreen is a three-year project funded by the eContentplus programme of the European Commission. During that time over 30,000 items that capture Europe’s television heritage (videos, photographs, articles) will be channelled into Europeana. EUscreen will also develop its own multilingual portal that will specialise in information about TV archives and television research.
The portal will be launched in 2011 and will be directly connected to Europeana. The EUscreen consortium is coordinated by the University of Utrecht and consists of 27 partners (audiovisual archives, research institutions, technology providers and Europeana) from 19 European countries.
Europeana and one of its sister project's the European Film Gateway (EFG) both actively support DL.org bringing expertise through the project's Working Groups, which are contributing to key outputs, such as the enhanced versions of the DELOS Reference Model and the Technology and Methodology Cookbook.
Interoperability is key to advancing Digital Libraries, broadening choice and opening up new research perspectives across diverse domains. DL.org has investiged the complexities of interoperability from multiple perspectives.The DL.org Cookbook provides a framework for addressing interoperability coupled with patterns and solutions. The DL.org Digital Library Reference Model provides a roadmap enabling the diverse stakeholders involved to share a common understanding and follow the same route when dealing with the multi-faceted Digital Library universe with tailored publications for Library professionals, educationalists, students and assessors: Manifesto, Conformance Check List. [Read More]
Experts & Consortium
DL.org has harnessed the expertise that exists globally through its six Working Groups, one for each core concept investigated: content, user, functionality, policy, quality and architecture. DL.org has also drawn on the support of its Liaison Group, while the strategic direction has been shaped by its External Advisory Board. The activities of the Working Groups are co-ordinated through our Tech Wiki. Key outputs include the DL.org Digital Library Reference Model and suite of related publications, as well as the Digital Library Technology & Methodology Cookbook. [Read more]
Events & Training
DL.org educational events include our Autumn School, Seminar on Research and Education in Digital Libraries, Workshops on Theory and Practice on Digital Libraries: A European Approach and on Digital Libraries and Open Access. Interoperability Strategies. Alongside the international workshops at ECDL2010 and ECDL2009, DL.org resources stem from hosted sessions and presentations at external events and peer-reviewed papers. The DL.org eTraining services provide multimodal content to enable anytime, anywhere learning. Dissemination and Training Report. Upcoming Events: Workshop on Linking Research & Education in Digital Libraries, 28-29 September 2011, TPDL, Berlin, Germany.