Television Heritage and the Semantic Web: Video Active and EUscreen

Johan Oomen, Anna Christaki, Vassilis Tzouvaras

Abstract


Many audiovisual archives are in the process of digitising their material and are exploring the new possibilities this brings to publish their content online. This project report provides insight into the background and development of the award winning Video Active Portal (thousands of video items are accessible through www.videoactive.eu) and its successor EUscreen; initiatives offering access to television heritage material from archives across Europe. In this report, the authors will firstly outline the work done in Video Active and will elaborate on the architecture of EUscreen that will expand the possibilities for connecting data across cultural heritage organizations in a meaningful way.

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