ARSC Preservation Grants Program 2013

The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) posts the following message.

Deadline for receipt of applications: December 15, 2012

VIEW, the Journal of European Television History and Culture

VIEW, the Journal of European Television History and Culture is the first peer-reviewed, multi-media and open access e-journal in the field of European television history and culture. It offers an international platform for outstanding academic research and archival reflection on television as an important part of our European cultural heritage. The journal is proud to present its second issue: Europe on and behind the Screen, which is freely available at: http://www.viewjournal.eu

New EU Directive on orphan works

Intellectual property: new EU rules for orphan works

on 4 October 2012, the European Council adopted a directive establishing a legal framework aimed at improving access to and digitisation of orphan works across the EU. Orphan works are works (such as books, newspapers, magazines, audio recordings, films, etc.) that are protected by copyright but whose owners cannot be identified or found.

Med-Mem: Euro-Mediterranean heritage through audiovisual archives

The EU has launched a new, trilingual website called Med-Mem (www.medmem.eu) aimed at promoting Euro-Mediterranean heritage through audiovisual archives from the region's public televisions.

With some 4,000 audiovisual documents available to the public free of charge, Med-Mem - 68% co-funded by the European Union as part of the Euromed Heritage IV programme - is the largest online video archive library devoted to the historic, cultural and tourism heritage of the Mediterranean.


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