Event: Final EUscreen International Conference 13-14 September 2012, Hungary
EUscreen organises its third and final conference on the topic Television Heritage & the Web. The conference will take place in ELTE University, Budapest from 13 to 14 September 2012.
"The television landscape is evolving at tremendous speed. According to Eric Schmidt, former CEO at Google, “the Internet is fundamental to the future of TV”. Most broadcasters are struggling to grasp the pitfalls and potentials of the net. Emerging viewing patterns involve increased interactivity, non-stop availability and the evidence of choice.
The current shift suggests new ways of looking, where a web-centric view becomes more and more popular. Broadcasters’ resources are being redirected to web based forms of TV and the ‘archive’ increasingly becomes an asset, since it can attract potential users online. The major question for audiovisual archives, educators and researchers these days, is what the current web-based shift implies for television heritage."
The EUscreen project puts more than 30.000 televisual items online in an act to make historical audiovisual content widely accessible. The conference Television Heritage & the Web attempts to discuss and analyse the potentials and pitfalls of the current media transition.
The conference programme will be published soon, attendance is free, but registration is required at: http://euscreen2012.eventbrite.com. In the meantime, you can find the outcomes of the preceding conferences on http://blog.euscreen.eu/?page_id=811.