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New Storytelling and The Future of Journalism at scoopcamp 2013

On 12 and 13 September, German press agency dpa and media network Hamburg@work hosted scoopcamp 2013 in the Schmidt theatre on Hamburg’s Reeperbahn. Around 280 people attended the event which focused on topics such as the current status and future of journalism, and new forms of storytelling. A key aspect of presentations and discussions was the disruptions as well as opportunities brought about by digitisation. The Deutsche Welle Innovations Team took a very active role in the event. By Jochen Spangenberg, Deutsche Welle 

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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Improving Europeana

ASSETS is about finding content in Europeana, the European Digital Library. Europeana provides online access to more than 10 million digital objects such as books, paintings, photographs, videos and audios from – otherwise difficult to reach – museums and archives across Europe. Content in Europeana comes from over 2,000 different institutions.

In order to enhance the usability of Europeana ASSETS developed a range of supporting software services focusing on multimedia search, browsing and interfaces. The project also contributed new multimedia content for Europeana from over 9 European content providers.

Deutsche Welle was a content partner and contributed audio and video content items with adapted, extended and enriched metadata.

The project ran from Apr 2010 – Mar 2012

Date

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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Explore Europe’s television heritage

EUscreen is a unique showcase of Europe’s television heritage. Beforehand access to audiovisual archives, television in particular, remained fractured and scattered, due to a lack of interoperability both at the level of metadata and semantics.

EUscreen aimed at achieving a highly interoperable digitised collection of television material. It has been set up by a partnership of 34 partners from 19 European countries and has enormous impact in providing access to television heritage and it played an important role in the advancement of the European Digital Library.

Deutsche Welle was a content partner and contributed to validation and dissemination.

The project ran from Oct 2009 – Sep 2012

Date

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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Annotate multimedia content

CASAM was an annotation project. It aimed to simplify the task of machine and human produced semantic annotation of multimedia content. In contrast to clear text, information in multimedia content such as audio and video cannot be easily processed by machines. The project was motivated by the limitations of efforts to fully automate multimedia content annotation.

The goal of CASAM was to combine human and machine intelligence to maximize the performance and benefits in a semi-manual annotation scheme.

Deutsche Welle was a user partner and contributed to news use case, validation and dissemination.

The project ran from Apr 2008 – Mar 2011

Date

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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Cross library searches

PAPYRUS was a digital library search project. The setup of digital libraries including digitizing and classification of content has already consumed significant effort in the past years. Nonetheless there were no activities undertaken to make cross library searches available. For historians – for instance – it was not easy to conduct successful searches in news archives.

The goal of Papyrus was to close the gap of cross-discipline access to digital content archives. The project developed a digital library machine that takes in queries in the context of a specific discipline, looks for content in a domain alien to that discipline and returns the results presented in a way useful and comprehensive to the user.

Deutsche Welle was a user partner and contributed to news use case, validation and dissemination.

The project ran from Mar 2008 – Oct 2010

Date

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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Localised mobile content

C-CAST (Context Casting) was a mobile content service project. The core idea was to connect mobile communication with the physical space and to offer appropriate multimedia content.

C-Cast provided context-aware services, which aimed to identify and respond to situations, and were experienced by users as “better” services, because of the high degree of personalisation and targeting. In a C-CAST environment, public spaces and transportation like trains and train stations, airports, shopping centers and social meeting places (e.g. bars, restaurants) turned into public “smart” spaces through context-awareness, with personalised mobile services and content targeted to groups of people sharing common interests or situations, depending on their context.

Deutsche Welle was a user and application partner and contributed primarily to content management processes focusing on metadata storage, management and enrichment, and of course the regular validation and dissemination activities.

The project ran from Mar 2008 – Jun 2010

Date

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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Europe’s Television Heritage

VideoActive was a television heritage project. It is the predecessor of EUScreen and had the goal to provide a central hub for European television history.

More than 10.000 audios and videos in ten languages (Danish, German, English, French, Greece, Italian, Catalan, Dutch, Swedish and Hungarian) including additional metadata were digitized. The archive can be viewed online under www.euscreen.eu.
Deutsche Welle was a content partner and contributed to validation and dissemination.

The project ran from Sep 2006 – Aug 2009

Date

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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Aggregate, analyse and filter information

MESH was about news syndication and filtering. In a globalized world we are confronted with an overabundance of news information. But how easy is it for anyone to navigate in this flood of information? Is it possible to obtain an objective view of controversial events, at national or international level?

MESH developed methods to analyse and organise news in a semantic way. This was to allow users to have a complete overview of all similar and conflicting views, being also able to filter information according to personal preferences and interests.

Deutsche Welle was a user partner and contributed to the news use case, validation and dissemination. In addition, Deutsche Welle developed a small CMS (Content Management System) called “Full Story”, which allowed for the integration of individual components developed by MESH project partners. Having been further modified to meed organisational needs, Full Story is still in use at DW.

The project ran from Mar 2006 – Feb 2009

Date

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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Fostering mobile broadcast

C-MOBILE was a mobile broadcast and multicast technology project. The goal was to build a more flexible multicasting architecture, enhance content management workflow, develop new applications and content formats and contribute to multicasting technology evolution and standards.

C-Mobile developed multicasting services, including end-to-end services, from content provider to end-user. The result on the content side was the development of content casting formats with podcasting content and interactive TV formats with streaming content. Services in the content provider use case included the implementation of an electronic programming guide for streaming content using playlists. A voting application for streaming content allowed interactivity with the user, using user input for on-the-fly content selection.

Deutsche Welle was a user partner and contributed to news use case, validation and dissemination.

The project ran from Mar 2006 – Feb 2008

Date

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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Multicast and Mobile Services Field Trial

MCAST was a multicast technology and mobile services project. The research project covered two large-scale field trials of innovative multicasting technology and mobile media services on 2.5G and 3G cellular networks.

The objective was to understand and evaluate user needs and acceptance as to rich media multicast delivery to mobile devices, perform market analyses and develop business models. Rich media content services, with short multimedia clips featuring music, movie trailers, games and other entertaining content, as well as news highlights, were delivered via MCAST’s innovative multicasting platform in different large-scale field trials in Israel, Switzerland and Germany. The field trials provided insight into the needs for multicast services and next-generation cross-media production.

Deutsche Welle was MCAST coordinator and application partner and contributed as such to the overall management of the project, content provision, service development, and user testing.

The project ran from Jan 2003 – Jun 2004

Date

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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