EUscreen D7.6.2 Online Access to Audiovisual Heritage Status Report



Introduction ; 1. Major Trends in Online Access to Audiovisual Content ; 1.1 Changes in the Online Landscape ; 1.2 Archives Online ; 2. Towards a Cultural Commons ; 2.1 The Importance of Being Open ; 2.2 Remix Philosophy in the Age of Digital Sharing ; 2.3 Remix Challenges & Competitions Set Up by Archives ; 2.4 New Tools for Context and Cut-Ups ; 3. Topics in the (European) Research Arena ; 3.1 Future Internet ; 3.2 Linking Television on the Web ; 3.3 Mobile ; 3.4 3D and the Immersive Experience ; 3.5 Search Technologies & Socially Aware Media ; 4. Concluding Remarks ; Annex I: 90+ Sources for Open Video ; Annex II: European Broadcasting Catchup Services ; Annex III: Archival Video Remix Contests (2005 – 2012) ; Literature


The first chapter of this status report gives an overview of technological developments that influence the processes to provide online access to historical footage as well as publish and reuse audiovisual content by the creative industries. Amongst others:
- Online video platforms are gradually moving towards the language, production modes and front‐ends of classic television.
- More openness is supported by the further development and implementation of HTML5 technology.
- Several initiatives by moving image archives in cooperative European platforms to bring their content online without foregoing the uniqueness of their materials, and to strengthen the reach of their collections.

The second chapter explores several aspects of the (sustainable) reuse of AV-content as a cultural and explorative practice leading towards more open and participatory archives. Obviously open innovation becomes key to galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMS). Open cultural resources can refer to open (meta)data and/or open content.

Finally, the third chapter discusses European research topics that are currently ongoing in areas connected to audiovisual heritage.


As this status report is written in order for the EUscreen project to reflect on its position in the field and on its future, this report can inspire audiovisual heritage institutions ( AV-archieven) that are considering their further steps towards more online access to audiovisual heritage as well.

Hanneke Smulders