Subject tutorials

On this page you can access Media Suite tutorials per subject. The tutorials offer examples of how the Media Suite’s collections and tools may be integrated into teaching and research, and how these may support different approaches. The overview below shows the list of subjects that we have currently developed tutorials for. Click on the subject you are interested in, in order to access the tutorials.


Tutorial: Searching and Exploring with Linked Data and Wikidata in the Media Suite

by Mari Wigham & Christian Olesen, December 2021

In this tutorial you learn how to use Linked Data to refine you search results in combination with the metadata categories “Persons - all”, “Persons - production”, “Persons - guests” and “Persons - subject of discussion”. The tutorial works with linked data from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NISV) using the Media Suite Search tool, while also exploring links to Wikidata outside of the Media Suite environment.

Media Studies

Tutorial: Visual Analysis and Historical Source Criticism of Desmet's Film Posters and Business documents

by Klaas de Zwaan & Christian Olesen, May 2021

In this tutorial you will learn how to carry out a source critical analysis of items in and relating to Eye Filmmuseum’s Jean Desmet Film, Poster and Paper Collections. To this end, you will be using the Media Suite’s Search, Segmentation and Annotation features. Working on both internal and external source critical levels, this comprises carrying out a visual analysis of a historical film poster, and contextualizing its distribution and use in the promotion of a film based on business documents and contemporary film journals.

Film Studies

Tutorial: Viewing Rates for Television History

by Jasper Keijzer, April 2021

This tutorial introduces you to using the CLARIAH Media Suite’s search tool and bookmarking functionality for research with the viewing and listening rates collection. The tutorial specifically introduces you to ways of using the Media Suite that support television history teaching and research that aim at critically evaluating processes of viewing rate research and data driven research in television history.

Television Studies

Tutorial: Searching and Analysing Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) transcripts as Data Layer in Television Collections

by Emelie de Keulenaar & Liliana Melgar, March 2021

This tutorial introduces you to the Media Suite’s Automatic Speech Recognition search functionality for television studies and/or television history research from a tool and data critical perspective.

Television Studies

Tutorial: Video Segmentation, Annotation and Structuralist Film Analysis

by Klaas de Zwaan & Christian Olesen, February 2021

In this tutorial you will learn how to carry out a structuralist film analysis in the Media Suite using the environment’s video segmentation functionalities, based on principles from film theorist Raymond Bellour’s approach to film segmentation. After completing the tutorial, you will know how to make an overall analysis of the structure of a film by splitting it up into sequences, understood as a series of scenes linked by their content.

Film Studies

Tutorial: Analyzing Dutch Content In English Using Online Translation Tools

by Max Broekhuizen, Erasmus University, December 2020

To facilitate the use of the Media Suite in the international classroom and in international research projects, this page presents an overview of and evaluates the results of using Using Google Translate for creating search queries and translating metadata from the Media Suite. First, Google translate was used to translate search queries from English to Dutch before entering them in the Media Suite search bar. Second, the metadata of collection items findable using English search terms was translated from Dutch to English.


Tutorial: Searching, annotating and linking for film historical research

by Christian Olesen, November 2020

This tutorial introduces you to using the Media Suite’s annotation and linking functionalities in film studies teaching and/or film historical research.

Film Studies

Tutorial: Logging in, Workspace and Creating a User Project

by Christian Olesen, November 2020

This tutorial introduces you to the use of the CLARIAH Media Suite’s work space and guides you through creating a user project. Before using the Media Suite at any level in course work or in research it is essential for you to familiarize yourself with these functionalities of the Media Suite environment.


Tutorial: Finding and Bookmarking Oral History Interviews

by Max Broekhuizen, September 2020

In this tutorial, you will learn how to build a corpus of oral history interviews focussing on a specific theme, using the Media Suite Search tool and User Project functionalities.

Oral History

Tutorial: Desktop Documentary for Television History

by Christian Olesen, May 2020

This tutorial introduces you to making a desktop documentary that critically compares and reflects on the different ways in which the Media Suite and other platforms give access to historical television content. The aim is to learn how to document and reflect on your research process with critical attention to the affordances of different research environments.

Television Studies

Tutorial: Searching and Bookmarking for Television History

by Christian Olesen, April 2020

This tutorial introduces you to using the CLARIAH Media Suite's search tool and bookmarking functionality for television studies and/or television history research. Upon completing this tutorial, you will have learned to use the Media Suite for searching and building a corpus consisting of television materials from Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision's Television Collection and bookmarking and entering items into a personal user project.

Television Studies