You are the 5440th disappointed video finders from 11 November 2017
The European Dance Video Navigator was an online tool to discover and locate dance videos in different collections across Europe. It was a cooperative project initiated in 2006 by ENICPA.
This project aimed at:
• making existing collections easier to find
• offering a search function across institutional databases
• generating more public interest for these special collections
• and intensifying the cooperation between the custodians
ENICPA members have had developed a central database linking to the partners’ online catalogues. The central database was harvesting a customized RSS-feed from the partners’ webserver. Exchange of video material was not part of the technological setup. Users were expected to address their needs at the institutions holding the material.
Understood in advance was that the Internet presence should only provide core data, and that full detail was available through the reference to the catalogue of the respective archive. By the same token this did not concern an exchange of standards, but simply a harvest of very basic information (for example: name of choreographer, title of the piece, year of the production, and production location).
To simplify incorporating the active archive into this presentation and update the central online catalogue at the same time, an automatic update function was developed, which operated using RSS technology.
The concept for this project was originally drafted by Michael Freundt. The RSS solution was a proposal from Luciano Brogi, developed by Andrea Marinucci Foa, realized for ENICPA by IALS.