EUscreen has organized a two-day conference on content selection policy and contextualisation in the audiovisual domain, to be held in Rome on October 7 and 8 2010. The conference will focus on content selection policies and contextualisation, especially in the academic field. The conference programme is still under construction, but the first day includes a plenary session focussing on contextualization of audiovisual material with keynotes and presentations of use cases on contextualization. The second day comprises two workshops: one on European IPR legislations in the audiovisual sector and their impact on the exploitation of audiovisual and television archives, and one on best practices and guidelines for digitizing audiovisual heritage. Attendance to the conference and to the workshops is free.
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EUscreen started in October 2009 as a three-year project funded by the European Commission’s eContentplus programme. Over the project’s duration more than 30,000 items representing Europe’s television heritage (videos, photographs, articles) will be made available online through a freely accessible multilingual portal. The portal has been launched in 2011 and it is directly connected to Europeana. The EUscreen consortium is co-ordinated by University of Utrecht and consists of 28 partners and 10 associate partners (comprising audiovisual archives, research institutions, technology providers and Europeana) from 20 different European countries.