Watch the video recordings of the conference.     Opening speeches and presentation by Maria Seissl (Head of the service department of the library of University Vienna): “Brave digital world! Challenges and strategies for online archives and repositories”     Lectures and panel discussion   Watch the lectures of the following persons and the subsequent […]



Listen to all recordings of lectures, presentations and discussions.     Day 1, September 6 2014                       Day 2, September 7 2014                           Radio contributions          



See the photos of both days of the conference 2014. All photos by Petra Moser.


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  1. Registration and breakfast

    Doors open at 9:30 am., Conference registration, ARCHIVIA 2014 Welcome Breakfast (with friendly support by Open Commons Region Linz).

  2. Wissensturm N.N.

    Welcome and introduction

  3. Wissensturm N.N.

    Brave digital world! Challenges and strategies of online archives and repositories (Maria Seissl)

  4. Wissensturm (15th floor/Hall/Room 1/Room 2)

    Workshops (1)

    Workshops (tba) - Program Slot Nr. 1
    3 workshop rooms will be available

  5. Wissensturm (15th floor/Hall/Room 1/Room 2)

    Workshops (2)

    Workshops (tba) - Program Slot Nr. 2
    3 workshop rooms will be available

  6. Wissensturm 15th floor, Foyer

    Lunch break

  7. Wissensturm (15th floor/Hall)

    Panel discussion “Preserving cultural heritage in the digital information society”

    "Preserving cultural heritage in the digital information society"

    Panel discussion about the actual practices of archives, media centers and libraries.


    Gerhard Baumgartner (Dokumentationsarchiv des österr. Widerstands)
    Julia Fallon (Stiftung Europeana)
    Andrea Neidhöfer (basis wien)
    Maria Seissl (Vienna University Library and Archive Services)

    Moderation: Anna Masoner (ORF Ö1)

  8. Wissensturm (15th floor/Foyer)

    Brunch on Sunday

  9. Wissensturm (15th floor/Hall)

    A National Library for the 21th Century – Content and services in The Digital Library (Roger Jøsevold)

    Roger Jøsevold (Nationalbibliothek Norwegen, Oslo): 
    A National Library for the 21th Century –
    Content and services in The Digital Library

    In 2004 the Norwegian National Library (NLN) adopted a digital strategy saying that The National Library shall be the core of a Norwegian digital library. Within the framework of this strategy NLN has launched a digital library service with content from a range of media.

    Some examples:
    • An agreement between the Norwegian Collecting society Kopinor and NLN agreed upon in 2012 gives everyone with a Norwegian IP-address access to all books published in Norway up through the year 2000. The agreement is based on the legal platform of extended collective licensing.
    • Through agreements with newspaper-publishers NLN has digitized their historical collections and secured access to these in all Norwegian Libraries.
    • Since 2001 NLN has had a close partnership with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. In a joint operation the historical radio archive of the broadcaster has been digitized. Part of this archive is now being disseminated through NLN's digital library services.

    The effect of having made this historical content accessible on can be seen through the user statistics. During the last four years there has been an annual growth of users by 40-50 %. In March this year there was an all-time high with a total of more than 400 000 visitors to The number must be compared with the fact that Norway is a small country with only five million inhabitants.

  10. Wissensturm (15th floor/Hall)

    Copyright and cultural heritage – a construct between reality and fiction (Paul Klimpel)

    Paul Klimpel (iRights Lab Kultur. Berlin): 
    Urheberrecht beim kulturellen Erbe – ein Konstrukt zwischen Wirklichkeit und Fiktion

    Das Urheberrecht birgt für Archive, Museen und Bibliotheken viele Probleme, wenn sie Werke nutzen und zugänglich machen wollen. Alle Rechte retrospektiv zu klären, ist etwa bei Filmen mit vielen beteiligten Urhebern fast unmöglich. In der Praxis sind deshalb an vielen Stellen „Fiktionen” an die Stelle eines lückenlosen Nachweises der Rechtekette getreten: Plausible Vermutungen darüber, wo die Rechte an einem Werk liegen. Eine Bibliothek vermutet zum Beispiel, dass Rechte bei Nachkommen eines Urhebers liegen, was auch falsch sein kann. Auch bei der der digitalen Auswertung durch Firmen ersetzt die Risikoabwägung oft die nahezu unmögliche Rechteklärung. Zwischen Recht und Praxis entsteht so eine Lücke. Es ist Aufgabe des Gesetzgebers, diese Lücke zu schließen. Wenn dies nicht geschieht, verliert das Recht seine Legitimation. Denn die Legitimation des Rechts beruht auf Anerkennung, und dies setzt voraus, dass es die Lebenswirklichkeit realistisch abbildet und nicht den formalen Rechtsbruch als Normalität akzeptiert.

  11. Wissensturm (15th floor/Hall)

    Memory institutions, online archives and copyright (Felix Trumpke)

    Felix Trumpke (Rechtsreferendar am OLG Frankfurt/Main): 
    Gedächtniseinrichtungen, Online-Archive und Urheberrecht – Liegt der Schlüssel zu den Archiven in Skandinavien?

    Der Vortrag beschäftigt sich mit der Frage der Nutzung von urheberrechtlich geschützten Werken durch Gedächtniseinrichtungen im Kontext von Online-Archiven und diskutiert verschiedene Lösungsmöglichkeiten, insbesondere das seit langer Zeit in Skandinavien praktizierte Modell der Erweiterten Kollektiven Lizenz, das zwar durchaus vielversprechende Ansätze aufweisen mag, dessen Ursprung und Eigenheiten aber gleichzeitig nicht verkannt werden dürfen.

  12. Lunch break

  13. Wissensturm (15th floor/hall)

    Mass-digitization and (extended) collective licensing: the way forward? (Stef van Gompel)

    Stef van Gompel (Institute for Information Law, Amsterdam):
    Mass-digitization and (extended) collective licensing: the way forward?

    This presentation will discuss licensing problems associated with mass-digitization projects and how (extended) collective licensing mechanisms can provide a solution to the most pressing issues that archives, libraries and museums face when they aim to make their collections available online. While (extended) collective licensing is the most obvious and perhaps best possible solution for any large-scale rights clearance operation, especially where right owners are unknown or very difficult (if not impossible) to find, it also comes with a number of disadvantages. These include the dominant position of collective rights management organizations, their uncertain licensing mandate, and the fact that the collected royalties may not always be distributable to the relevant right owners. Nevertheless, it will be concluded that some of the disadvantages might be legally overcome and others may need to be accepted if we wish to make Europe’s cultural heritage available online.

  14. Wissensturm (15th floor/Hall)

    Electronic Reading Terminals – ECJ Case TU Darmstadt vs. Eugen Ulmer in its European Context (Diana Ettig)

    Diana Ettig (Hogan Lovells, Frankfurt/Main):
    Electronic Reading Terminals -
    ECJ Case Technische Universität Darmstadt vs. Eugen Ulmer in its European Context

    Diana Ettig speaks in her lecture "Electronic Reading Terminals" about the case Technische Universität Darmstadt versus Eugen Ulmer which is currently pending before the European Court of Justice. Subject of this case is the interpretation of Art. 5 par. 3 lit. n of the Copyright Directive (Dir. 2001/29/EC). This provision allows public libraries, archives and similar establishments to make available protected works to public by electronic reading terminals. However, practical implementation of this provision – which was transposed to national law by many Member States – raises numerous questions. These questions were now submitted to European Court of Justice within a preliminary ruling proceedings. Together with her colleague Dr Nils Rauer, Diana Ettig is representing TU Darmstadt before court. In her lecture she will put the case in its European context.

  15. Wissensturm (15th floor/hall)

    Panel discussion “New frame conditions for the accessibility of cultural heritage”

    "New frame conditions for the accessibility of cultural heritage"

    Panel discussion about the legal frame conditions and the possibility of their improvement in the digital information society.

    Diana Ettig (Hogan Lovells, Frankfurt/Main)
    Stef van Gompel (Institute for Information Law, Amsterdam)
    Roger Jøsevold (Nationalbibliothek Norwegen, Oslo)
    Paul Klimpel (iRights Lab Kultur, Berlin)
    Felix Trumpke (Legal intern at OLG Frankfurt/Main)

    Moderation: Leonhard Dobusch (Professor for organisational theory, FU Berlin)


About Archivia

The international conference ARCHIVIA 14 will take place on September 6th and 7th in the framework of this year’s Ars Electronica Festival in Linz (Austria). It will gather representatives of both the national and European academic and political sphere and focus on the challenges online archiving is confronted with. At the intersection of author’s rights and public interest in free access to information, the conference will raise questions on legal and cultural-economic challenges and solutions for online archives. With workshops, presentations and talks ARCHIVIA will open a forum for current challenges and solutions. The ARCHIVIA conference takes place in the frameword of the EU funded project „Captcha“.


Focus on European projects

The 2012 edition of ARCHIVIA mainly focused on the challenges of digitalization for archives and their impact on the legal situation handling archive material. The 2014 edition puts experiences, best practices and examples of current and past European projects in the center of attention.


Open call for participation

ARCHIVIA 2014 invites private and public interest libraries, mediatheks, museums and archives from all over Europe, to present and discuss their views on Europe and the status of their projects. The conference addresses an interested professional audiences and a broad public.


Strengthening online archives!

Mutual exchange of experiences and visions within the conference aims at boosting the relevance of digital online platforms in Europe and raise public attention for issues surrounding the topic. ARCHIVIA believes, that archives will have a key importance for future mediation and preservation and support of diverse cultural heritage in Europe.


Location: Wissensturm Linz
Volkshochschule & Stadtbibliothek Linz
Kärntnerstraße 26, 4020 Linz
(on the opposite side of the main train station)


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Archivia ’14 Office:


Radio FRO 105.0 MHz

Freier Rundfunk Oberösterreich GmbH
Kirchengasse 4
4040 Linz


Contact person: Dr. Joachim Losehand, M.A.
c/o Verband Freier Radios Österreichs (VFRÖ)
Kandlgasse 6/1-3, A-1070 Wien


Phone: +43 (0)660 43 966 43 E-Mail:


Conceptual assistance: Thomas Diesenreiter, Ingo Leindecker


Project partners:

Radio Corax   Near FM     Central European University  CAPTCHA - Creative Approaches to Living Cultural Archives  cba_logo_rgb


Funded by:

Funded by the European Union Culture ProgramUnbenannt-1 Land Oberösterreich Kultur


Kindly supported by:

WT-VHS-Bib+linz   LINZ_LOGO_NEU+09    openweeks_header


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