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Your history and language teachers will be very interested in the recently launched EUscreen.
The new multimedia, multilingual portal reaches back to the early 1900s and offers free online access to videos, stills, texts and audio from European broadcasters and audiovisual archives.
The About page describes the need for this collaborative project:
Although audiovisual content is now being digitised and some of it is already available online, access to audiovisual archives, television in particular, remains fractured and scattered. EUscreen has developed a content selection policy and metadata framework that aligns the heterogeneous collections held throughout Europe and encourages the exploration of Europe’s rich and diverse cultural history and European television history in particular. As one of the main audiovisual content aggregators for Europeana, EUscreen and its collection is also connected to an online collection of millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries and archives.
Users may search the 30,000 items of programme content by genre, language, decades or providers, and topics, which include:
- Arts and culture
- Being European
- Environment and Nature
- History of European Television
- Lifestyle and consumerism
- National holidays, festivals, anniversaries and annual events
- Politics and Economics
- Religion and belief
- Society and social issues
- Special Collections
- The media
- Transportation, science and technology
- Wars and conflict
- Work and production
An advanced search screen offers even more filter options.
About Joyce Valenza
Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza
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