April 2009

Always wanted to know more about the work and people behind Video Active? During the PBM meeting in Brussels we did some interviews with the workpackage leaders about the contents of their workpackage and what makes working on Video Active so great. Watch the videos here.


Video Active has won the People’s Choice Award at the Museums and the Web conference in Indianapolis last Friday. It was a very close race between Waltee’s Quest: The Case of the Lost Art and Video Active.  In the end Video Active won with 56 votes, so thank all of you who voted for Video Active.

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Video Active has been nominated for the Best of the Web Award in the category Research. This award is part of Museum and the Web 2009, the international conference for culture and heritage on-line in April in Indianapolis. Registered users can also vote for the People’s Choice Award from April 1th to April 15th. Give your vote to Video Active and make a bunch of audiovisual archives insanely happy.

Why vote?
Video Active provides free access to European television heritage online. We managed to bring together 14 archives that selected, digitised and added their content to this freely accessible multilingual web portal. The content is also available through the website of Europeana. The project is funded by the European Communities within the eContentplus programme.

Video Active is …

  • multilingual
  • a collaboration between institutions
  • using state of the art in the standardisation of semantic metadata
  • part of Europeana
  • a new way of searching
  • an essential database for television research
  • …a really cool portal