In the recently finalised Europeana Media project, co-funded under European Commission’s CEF Generic Services scheme, partners Istituto LUCE, Sound and Vision, the Europeana Foundation, TIB, Noterik and ATiT worked together to provide a novel, open source universal audiovisual player on Europeana collections.
In our ‘Professionals in Focus’ series, we speak to our Councillors about their roles, working lives and plans for their time on the Members Council. This month Maria Drabczyk, chief international projects expert at the National Film Archive - Audiovisual Institute Poland, discusses encouraging engagement with collections, addressing ‘puzzles’ when sharing cultural heritage, and the importance of understanding impact.
Today, Europeana Executive Director Harry Verwayen spoke at the EBU event Cultural heritage for the future: the role of media innovation. In his presentation which follows, Harry illustrates the challenges facing digital audiovisual archives, and the potential of new technologies, including AI, to overcome these challenges.