British Universities Film & Video Council

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EUscreen International Conference on Use and Creativity

The second EUscreen International Conference on Use and Creativity in the audio-visual domain takes place at the National Library of Sweden, Stockholm, on September 15-16, 2011.

Attendance is free, but registration is required at

Highlights from the programme

The conference will present its participants with a varied mix of keynote lectures and case studies by renowned experts in the field. Lynn Spigel from Northwestern University will be speaking about analogue nostalgia, Dagan Cohen will talk about how the Upload Cinema initiative brings curated online video to the big screen and Paul Ashton will talk about the possibilities for online audio-visual media to push education forward and create a teaching platform for professionals.

Case studies will touch on means for encouraging user engagement on the Europeana portal, for providing online access to film collections through the Swedish filmarkivet website and for devising licensing solutions to the online dissemination of Europe’s cultural heritage.

Workshop sessions will focus on how EUscreen services can be exploited in learning, research, leisure/cultural heritage and creative reuse and there will be an overview of funding opportunities and sustainable business models for the digitisation of audiovisual material at EU level from Luca Martinelli from the European Commission, with case studies from Catherine Grout (JISC) and Martin Bouda from the Czech TV archive.

Please go to for programme updates and to register in time for this event.

About EUscreen

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 30,000 items representing Europe’s television heritage (videos, photographs, articles) will be made available online through a freely accessible multilingual portal. A beta version of the portal was launched in 2011 and is also directly connected to Europeana. EUscreen is co-ordinated by University of Utrecht and its consortium consists of 28 partners and 10 associate partners (comprising audio-visual archives, research institutions, technology providers and Europeana) from 20 different European countries.

For events info and updates on the project, visit

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