EUscreen launches MyEUscreen and open access tools for contextualization of audiovisual archival materials
EUscreen is officially launching MyEUscreen – a personal homepage where users can save their favourite content, make audiovisual collections, create video posters with EUscreen’s tools for publication building, and share their creations and bookmarks.
MyEUscreen (www.euscreen.eu/myeuscreen) is part of the EUscreen portal, an address offering more than 60.000 film and television clips, photos, audio recordings and documents from archives across Europe. The portal brings together clips that provide an insight into the social, cultural, political and economic events that have shaped the 20th and 21st centuries.
MyEUscreen provides users – project members and visitors alike – with the possibility to actively engage with EUscreen’s curated high quality content. It allows users to bookmark their favorite items and create publications with and about the materials accessible on Euscreen.eu. To reach out to diverse groups of users, particularly professionals in the archival domain, researchers and teachers in the disciplines of media and history, MyEUscreen enables users to present, comment on and reuse material accessible on the EUscreen portal and mix it with content from other platforms, like YouTube and Vimeo.
Three short video tutorials accessible on the EUscreen Help page (www.euscreen.eu/help) explain the different functionalities of MyEUscreen. Users can find tutorials on bookmarking videos and creating collections, creating a video poster and sharing collections and video posters with other MyEUscreen users.
MyEUscreen Help Page: www.euscreen.eu/help
EUscreen is a dynamic and expanding network. Its aim is to improve the online presence of and engagement with audiovisual archival collections across Europe. It invites broadcast and audiovisual archives from Europe to work together with academic and technical partners to create public access to thousands of film clips, television programmes and supporting information. EUscreen aligns audiovisual collections by connecting them to Europeana’s online collection, which consist of millions of digitised materials from Europe’s museums, libraries and archives. The network was established in 2006 and is now made up of 31 partners and 19 associate partners from 22 European countries. More: www.euscreen.eu.