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Digital Humanities Lab

Digital Cultural Heritage

EUscreenXL – Exploring Europe’s Television Heritage in Changing Context

Project Leader: Eggo Müller, Quirijn Backx
Financier: CIP ICT-PSP, EU, e-Content
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EUscreenXL is a three-year project co-funded in 2013 under the CIP ICT-PSP programme, and is made up of a consortium that includes broadcasters and archives, university television historians, technologists, designers and educators. EUscreen started in October 2009 as a three-year project funded by the European Commission’s eContentplus programme. Over the project’s duration more than 40.000 videos, photographs and articles representing Europe’s television heritage have been made available online through a freely accessible multilingual portal. The portal was launched in 2011 and it is directly connected to Europeana, a single access point to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe.

EUscreenXL is a project and best practice network which aims at improving and developing the EUscreen portal. It is a consortium involving European audiovisual and broadcasting archives. EUscreenXL aligns audiovisual collections held throughout Europe and connects them within the audiovisual domain of Europeana, an online collection of millions of digitised items from European museums, libraries and archives.