European Film Gateway 1914
R&D Project - European
EFG1914 will digitise and make available 710 hours of film and 6.800 film-related items on the theme of World War I held by 21 European archives in 15 countries. The content will be made available through the EFG Portal and Europeana and, addition to that, in a special virtual exhibition dedicated to the content digitised in the project and to themes around WWI, film, the European film industries and their audiences in a decade of conflict and cataclysm. It complies with the requirement of the ICT-PSP Work programme 2011 in that it provides content complementary to content already available in Europeana, especially considering that several initiatives by Europeana itself and digitisation projects already running are gathering collections from libraries, paper archives and private collections. EFG1914 proposes to fill a large part of the audiovisual gap on this theme for Europeana.