In the academic year 2020-2021, the CLARIAH Media Suite team offers a webinar series that introduces participants to working with the audiovisual collections, tools and methods made available in and facilitated by the new version 5 of the Media Suite. Each webinar starts with a theoretical introduction followed by a hands-on session. We start the series with an introductory session on the basic functionalities of the Media Suite, followed by four sessions focussing on more advanced uses of its tools; from searching and bookmarking collections, to qualitative analysis using video and audio annotation, and data analysis and mining of media content.

About the Media Suite

The Media Suite ( is an online research environment for audio-visual collections and media studies research developed within the NWO-funded CLARIAH project. Using their university login credentials, scholars and students in the Netherlands can access key Dutch audio-visual and paper collections, via the Media Suite. Among the collections included are the entire radio and television collection of The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NISV), the Jean Desmet collection of the Eye Filmmuseum and more than 60 oral history collections from DANS. The Media Suite makes datasets and data enrichments of these collections available that can be explored in the infrastructure with custom-built tools for searching, analyzing, inspecting and comparing datasets. For instance, researchers may search public service broadcast collections using the automatically generated speech transcripts (ASR) of spoken words, or browse the results of optical character recognition (OCR) applied to the Jean Desmet collection’s paper documents.


  • 28 October, 2020, 15.00-17.00, via Zoom : “Introduction to the Media Suite version 5 – Searching collections, bookmarking items and creating a user project”

  • 16 December, 2020, 15.00-17.00, via Zoom : “Video annotation of film and broadcast collections in the Media Suite”

  • 17 February, 2021, 15.00-17.00, via Zoom : “Cross-media corpus building and Oral History research in the Media Suite”, with Norah Karrouche (VU/EUR) & Max Broekhuizen (EUR)

  • 21 April, 2021, 15.00-17.00, via Zoom : “Mining historical viewing and listening rates in the Media Suite”

  • 16 June, 2021, 15.00-17.00, via Zoom : “Analyzing Automatic Speech Recognition results of broadcast collections in the Media Suite”, with Alec Badenoch (UU/VU)

Lecturers, researchers, PhD- and RMA-students from Dutch universities and research institutes are invited to participate in the sessions. The sessions will be held via Zoom. Registration open for all sessions. Please register via the following registration form: For questions regarding the webinar series, please contact Christian Olesen ( or Jasper Keijzer (