Europeana Research Workshop on Tools, Services and Content Priorities in Audio and Vision

18-19 September, Copenhagen


Europeana Research ( ) aims to support humanities research on the digitized content of Europe’s galleries, museums, libraries and archives by addressing issues such as licencing, interoperability and access.

Although much of Europeana’s dataset is already available for reuse via its API , portal and linked data set, research in the field of the Humanities requires specific sets of tools and services, and further access to disparate collections.


On Friday-Saturday September 18-19 Europeana Research,, and DARIAH-RE invites archival institutions and researchers in order to:

·      discuss and evaluate available tools and content in the area;

·      assess Europeana content in the area;

·      provide insights to user requirements with particular emphasis on digital humanities methodologies;

·      advise on feasibility of Europeana working in that area with a focus on issues concerning the creation and use of related datasets ;

·      indicate further content to be potentially aggregated by Europeana in that area.


To this end, the workshop will be focusing on:

·      tools and services available;

·      audio and vision research methods and practices;

·      semantics and metadata issues;

·      audio and vision data organization and related datasets;

·      acces and intellectual property rights management on a transnational level

·      e-science for audio and vision big data: distant and close reading

·      usability and interoperability for teaching and education


Program Friday 18 September, Royal Library, Søren Kirkegaards Plads 1, Copenhagen. The Black Diamond. (Ask for directions at the information desk).


From 11.30: Sandwiches and Refreshments


12.00: Welcome by Marianne Ping Huang


12.05: Introductory remarks by Keynote Speaker Gregory Markus, Europeana Research


12.15-12.45 Archives and Workspaces

This section will include presentations of relevant archives and workspaces within Audio and Vision. Presentations will focus on content, metadata and accessibility for researchers and address the question of how and to what extend the collection is accessible to transnational research agendas.

Presenters: The Royal Library (Anders Sparre Conrad/Henrik Smith-Siversen), State Library-DK (Ditte Laursen), UKRAAC (Kate Lacey), Sound & Vision (Gregory Markus), DelC (Lene Krøll)


12.45-13.30 Tools and requirements for research

This section will include presentations of tools for research into auditory and audiovisual collections and of user requirements. Presentations will focus on the proven research value of digital tools and on research requirements for future tools. We ask presenters to address the issue of interoperability of the tools.

Presenters: EUScreen (Willemien Sanders), TRE (Golo Föllmer), Soundpast (Hermann Rotermund), LARM (Jacob Kreutzfeldt) CoSound (Bjørn Sand Larsen), RAMUND (Henrik Smith-Siversen)


13.30-13.45: Short break


13.45-14.15 Teaching and Education

This section will include presentations of tools and services for education in audio and vision. Presentations will focus on requirements from teachers as well as on the didactic value of exciting tools. We ask presenters in particular to address the interoperability of tools and the question of access to relevant collections also in a Pan-European perspective.

Presenters: Mooc Transnational Radio Stories (Golo Föllmer & Tobias Grasse), Dariah Teach (Stef Scagliola / Marianne Ping Huang), LARM Learning Platform (Jacob Kreutzfeldt)


14.15-14.45:Production, Communities and Creative Industries

This section will include presentations of projects involving non-academic communities as consumers, producers or ‘prosumers’. Presentations will focus on the research or teaching value of such projects  be they planed or already realized. We ask presenters to address questions of access to relevant auditory and audiovisual material and of rights management.

Presenters: BBC Oral History Project (Kate Lacey), FLYD (Bente Larsen), Fast Forward (Tobias Golodnoff), Cutural Herritage (Louise Broch)


14.45-15.15 break with coffee, cake and fruit


15.15-16.45: Smaller working groups preparing recommendations for:

  • acces and intellectual property rights management on a transnational level
  • metadata: need for standards and messy research data
  • research practice and methods in digital archives: visions of close and distant reading
  • teaching, training and community engagement


16.45-17.00 Round up




Saturday 19 September, The University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities, Karen Blixensvej 1, Copenhagen, room 16.3.07





Research workshop focusing on establishing a tighter network between the projects and communities represented. This will leave time to discuss initiatives, plans and coordinate activities.




Contact: Jacob Kreutzfeldt ( ( +45 31720582, Marianne Ping Huang ( ( or Anders Sparre Conrad ( (


This workshop is funded via


Transnational Radio Encounters (TRE: