Recently Launched: Med-Mem Online Archive of Mediterranean Video, 4000 Digitized Items Available
From the Launch nnouncement (PDF)
With some 4000 audiovisual documents available to the public free of charge, Med-Mem – co-funded by the European Union as part of the Euromed Heritage IV programme – is the largest online video archive library devoted to the historic, cultural and tourism heritage of the Mediterranean.
Med-Mem offers the general public, and the younger generation in particular, a trilingual site (French, English and Arabic) enriched by the insights and varying viewpoints of more than 40 teachers and researchers specialising in the Mediterranean.
A network of educational and cultural institutions (museums, libraries, universities) offers the general public website consultation points to extend the reach of the site. Med-Mem aims to foster intercultural dialogue and understanding about shared history in the Mediterranean area.
Med-Mem forms part of a collaborative partnership which is open to all Mediterranean audiovisual archives. The sharing of documentary and technical tools, audiovisual heritage conservation policies, and best legal practices between television corporation managers forms an integral part of the project.
List of Partners:
INA (France), COPEAM (Conférence Permanente de l’Audiovisuel Méditerranéen), Rai (Italian radio & television), EPTV (Entreprise publique de télévision – Algerian Television), JRTV (Jordan Radio and Television), SNRT (Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision – Moroccan Television), 2M SOREAD (Morocco), MMSH (Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’homme), CMCA (Centre Méditerranéen de la Communication Audiovisuelle), Biblioteca Alexandrina (Egypt), Uninettuno (International Telematic University – Italy), UER /EBU (Union Européenne des radiodiffuseurs/European Broadcasting Union), ERTU (Egyptian Radio and Television Union), HRT (Croation Radiotelevision), PBC (Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation), IBA (Israeli Television), CyBC (Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation), TV3 (Catalonian Television), TT (Tunisian Television) and Astram (Aix Marseille University).
Filed under: Archives and Special Collections, Associations and Organizations, Libraries, News, Preservation
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.