Academic Valorization of Online Audiovisual Content

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Academic Valorization of Online Audiovisual Content

  1. 1. Academic Valorization of Online Audiovisual Content Dr. Dana Mustata University of GroningenConnected to: London, September 30th 2012 Funded by the European Commission within the eContentplus programme www.euscreen.eu
  2. 2. Research Output in EUscreen www.euscreen.eu/exhibitionsConnected to: Funded by the European Commission within the eContentplus programme www.euscreen.eu
  3. 3. Academic spin-off of EUscreen: VIEW journal.euscreen.euConnected to: Funded by the European Commission within the eContentplus programme www.euscreen.eu
  4. 4. How can online audiovisual be used in television history research? How can collaborations between academics and archivists create bridges between the two domains?Connected to: Funded by the European Commission within the eContentplus programme www.euscreen.eu
  5. 5. Challenges of Online Audiovisual Content for TV Historians The online AV source faces researchers with issues of authenticity and reliability Research practices of TV historians are outdated for the online environment TV historians lack methods and approaches for working with audiovisual materialConnected to: Funded by the European Commission within the eContentplus programme www.euscreen.eu
  6. 6. The paradox of big data in the research domain While AV texts proliferate in an ever growing abundance, the AV text itself does little to enhance television history research in this age of abundance. Never before has the AV text been more estranged from the principles of order and origin, central to the historian‟s pursuit forConnected to: authenticity. Funded by the European Commission within the eContentplus programme www.euscreen.eu
  7. 7. Doing Research in EUscreen‟s Virtual ExhibitionsConnected to: Funded by the European Commission within the eContentplus programme www.euscreen.eu
  8. 8. EUscreen Lessons Learnt: New Approaches to Doing Television History The digital AV source becomes a „networked‟* object, that not only places the text in relation to other texts, but which also makes visible the agencies interacting in the construction of their history TV history shifts focus from national histories to comparative phenomena, patterns and practicesConnected to: across countries Funded by the European Commission within the eContentplus programme www.euscreen.eu
  9. 9. “Para Industry, Shadow Academy:” New TV Histories in the Online Age Histories of television emerging from archival institutions shadow the discourses of television researchers Online audiovisual content selected and made available by broadcast archives offer platforms to TV historians for „writing histories from below‟ European databases (e.g. EUscreen, Europeana)Connected to: offer platforms for writing „comparative histories‟ Funded by the European Commission within the eContentplus programme www.euscreen.eu
  10. 10. Building Bridges in VIEW Writing multi-media television histories Writing histories from below: using online audiovisual sources to elicit new topics, themes and new approaches to television history Include archivists and professionals in writing television history Develop new formats for presenting television history that better fit the thinking/working routines of archivists (e.g. video essays, project descriptions, etc.)Connected to: Funded by the European Commission within the eContentplus programme www.euscreen.eu

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