May 21, 2022

Cultural Heritage: New Task Force Report on “Making Audiovisual Media a First-Class Citizen in Europeana”

From a Europeana Pro Blog Post:

As audiovisual media have become a major source of both entertainment and information throughout our 20th and 21st centuries, the Audiovisual Media Task Force present their final report and recommendations.



The Task Force aimed to formulate recommendations regarding ’audiovisual content in Europeana’ in three specific areas:

1. Editorial: How to embed audiovisual content in Europeana Collections and other Europeana-related sites reusing AV materials assessment of multimedia content (topics), and editorial use of AV content externally (length, edit on i.e. social media platforms).

2. Improving the use: Improving search on time-based media (including an assessment of audiovisual media standards in relation to EDM), Multimedia hyperlinking (incl. definition of a pilot / exhibition), Crowdsourcing

3. Accessibility: Support of subtitles and multilinguality emerging media formats (playout on mobile devices)

Direct to Full Text: Final Recommendations from the Audiovisual Media in Europeana Task Force
36 pages; PDF.

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