New online exhibitions make use of EBUCore metadata spec
27 August 2012
EUscreen makes thousands of items from Europe’s television history freely available through its online portal and through Europeana, the European digital library. Last week EUscreen announced its online exhibitions, a new addition to the portal that helps users, educators and the general audience to get the most out of this exciting collection. The EBU participates in both EUscreen and Europeana, as a member of the latter and as a metadata technology provider for the former.
Key role for EBUCore
The EUscreen collection includes thousands of items. The tools designed for the new online exhibitions allow for the insertion of multimedia materials from all the project’s content providers and link back to the original items on the site, where users can find out more about them, share the links or get in touch with the providers themselves. EBUCore metadata is one of the key elements making all of this possible, through the use of common metadata across the various archives that feed into the project.
The new inter-archival exhibitions add new meaning to a wonderful collection of unique television materials, with a large part drawn from the archives of EBU Members, and make them accessible to a different and larger audience. These exhibitions cover historical events, political debates and everyday life in Europe. Expert knowledge and a fascinating range of materials combine to offer exciting exhibitions on a wide range of subjects.
The current release brings online ten different exhibitions, some of which are divided into subchapters or strands. The exhibitions are created by archivists, researchers, and enthusiasts. Many more will become available over the next couple of months and EUscreen is working hard to get the tools ready for everyone to start creating their own exhibitions.
Photo: One of the EUscreen online exhibitions focusing on the History of European TVmore items...