Proyecto europeo con la participación de veinte centros de investigación. El objetivo es digitalizar y compartir archivos audiovisuales y documentales
ECLAP, the e-Library of performing arts
What ECLAP is
Performing Arts are one of the great pillars of the European culture. There is a rich heritage of film collections, video and audio tapes, images, sketches, and notes in the field of performing arts. Many of them are scattered about various archives in Europe, forming an invaluable, but hitherto largely untapped, repository of knowledge.
ECLAP, the European Collected Library of Artistic Performance, is the new e-library for all performing arts in Europe, funded by the European Commission. For the first time, the collections of the most important European performing-arts institutions and archives are available online on ECLAP and through Europeana, the European digital library.
ECLAP also provides innovative and unique solutions and tools to help performing-arts institutions manage and make accessible their collections, and enter the digital Europe.
The ECLAP approach
ECLAP creates a centralized e-library of performing arts, and contributes to Europeanawith its collected records. With its state-of-the-art technologies, it offers users and content providers, easy-to-use and multilingual tools to upload, search, play, annotate, enrich and contextualize content.
ECLAP is a social network: the multilingual portal and its extensive functionalities allow users to create discussion groups, to meet colleagues and to network.
ECLAP is also a Best Practice Network, with three Working Groups providing guidelines covering performing art key areas, such as theatrical education and training, IPR and business models for contents or tools for digital libraries.
The overall aims are to promote the rich European culture and to improve learning and research in the field of performing arts.
What we can do for you
ECLAP brings together a plethora of relevant performing-arts records from major cultural institutions across Europe. For the first time, users can access this unique resource from a unified and multilingual European portal (via mobile devices if they so wish), and take advantage of the best practices identified by ECLAP Working Groups in crucial issues.
If you are performing arts student, teacher, researcher, practitioner, lover, or artist, then ECLAP is for you!
Who we are
The ECLAP Consortium brings together major European performing arts institutions, universities and research institutes.
Our nineteen partners combine their vast interdisciplinary expertise to achieve the project goals: University of Florence, Department of Systems and Informatics - project coordinator, Axmediatech, Dario Fo & Franca Rame Archive, Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo do Porto, Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil, Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, Hungarian Theatre Institute, Institute of Polish Culture - University of Warsaw, La Bellone, House of Performing Arts in Brussels, Museu de les Arts Escèniques Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Muzeum Ljubljana Slovenia, National Technical University of Athens, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Theater Instituut Nederland, University of Amsterdam, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, University of Glasgow, University of Rome La Sapienza.
Join the ECLAP community!
All interested users, institutions and stakeholders are invited to register, to exploit and to become part of ECLAP.
ECLAP also organises international workshops and conferences with leading experts, in order to share ideas and knowledge, to actively foster networking and strengthen ties between international performing-arts institutions.
ECLAPis a three-year project, co-funded by the EuropeanUnionICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme, Theme CIP-ICT-PSP.2009.2.2, Grant Agreement No 250481.