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.

The PBM meeting on 26 and 27 February in Brussels was hosted by RTBF. A lot of progress has been made since the last PBM meeting in October in Berlin. A new beta version of the portal has been launched and the final version of Video Active will be ready soon. During the next months, the  challenge will be to have 10.000 items online at the end of the project.  Remaining technical issues will be solved and search facilities will be improved. Overall, the meeting proved to be inspiring and very useful. dsc01353

“How can we embrace the potential of network culture and create truly open and dynamic archives where reception, interpretation and creation encounter one another?”  This was one of the major questions raised at a meeting in Brussels on June 10 with the title ‘Towards Open and Dynamic Archives’  It was organised by the BOM-VL (which stands for “Archiving and Distribution of Multimedia in Flanders”) project.

Five international guests, who are each involved in ambitious audiovisual archiving projects, have presented their perspectives on the issues at hand. Video Active was one of the projects presented in this insightful event.

Paul Gerhardt (Creative Archive Licence Group, GB)
Tobias Golodnoff (Dansk Kulturarv, Denmark)
Marius Arnesen (NRK Media, Norway)
Geert Wissink (Knowledgeland)
Johan Oomen (Sound and Vision and Video Active)