Media Archives

Community of Practice

The Media Archives Community of Practice helps EBU Members optimize the use of their archives. It was started initially to cover Radio Archives, but now covers all forms of media. This community is run by EBU Technology & Innovation in close collaboration with the the  EBU Academy and the EBU Media Department. It is part of the EBU Strategic Programme on Production.

Based on a survey among EBU Members held in April 2020, this community is now focussed on the following main activities:

1. The exchange of experiences around archives

Anybody working for an EBU Member can join this community and start sharing experiences/questions/suggestions with peers. Make sure to join here. You will be added to a dedicated e-mail reflector and have access to the workspace. There also is a Slack channel on 'media_archives' (and other topics that may interest you).

2. EBU (co-)produced trainings/events on Archives

3. (AI-based) software tools to open up access to Archives

We are investigating available tools and identifying detailed Members' needs in the area of annotation, indexing and improving access to archives. If you have ideas/questions about this, please contact: Alexandre Rouxel (EBU)

4. Help to open up archives to the general public

Additional help for EBU Members to overcome rights/legal issues for wider use of their archives is being considered.


  • status_med_12px.png (co-produced) Training on Archives Preservation/Digitization (2021)