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NL-menu was the first Dutch web index. The site was originally founded by a consortium of SURFnet, Dutch universities and the KB. From the mid-nineties onwards it was maintained solely by the KB. NL-menu was discontinued in 2004, after which the site was taken offline. In 2006 the domain name was sold to a private […]

By johan, posted in johan's Blog

24th Apr 2018  5:01 PM  525 Reads  No comments

Kees Teszelszky, curator digital collections Koninklijke Bibliotheek – National Library of The Netherlands   The Web Curator Tool (WCT) is a workflow management application designed for selective web archiving. It was created for use in libraries and other digital heritage collecting organisations, and supports collection by non-technical users while still allowing complete control of the […]

By teszelszky, posted in teszelszky's Blog

17th Apr 2018  12:19 PM  294 Reads  No comments

On March 15, 2018, the second playtest of Preservia took place. Preservia is a new board game about digital preservation. Voorburg Half past five. Together with my colleague Pepijn Lucker, I travel from the National Archives of the Netherlands to Voorburg. Marcel Ras (Digital Heritage Network) lives there and kindly offered to be our host. […]

By RvanVeenendaal, posted in RvanVeenendaal's Blog

21st Mar 2018  3:36 PM  838 Reads  No comments

Motivation When it comes to PDF validation, the world is suddenly very small. Although many digital archives have to deal with PDF (rather than PDF/A, at least not from the start), there is only one PDF-validator that I know of and that’s JHOVE. Having worked with JHOVE for six years now, I feel I know […]

By Yvonne Tunnat, posted in Yvonne Tunnat's Blog

19th Dec 2017  12:29 PM  1355 Reads  3 Comments

On 28 November 2017, the first group of students completed the basic course ‘Learning Digital Preservation’ (Leren Preserveren in Dutch). The thirteen students, working at archives, museums and a ministry, rated the course of the Digital Heritage Network, Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI) and the Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation with an 8 (7.96 out of […]

By RvanVeenendaal, posted in RvanVeenendaal's Blog

13th Dec 2017  3:46 PM  987 Reads  No comments

Archiving and Digital Preservation require international cooperation. For that reason, but also because we are preparing an application for the Data Seal of Approval (now Core Trust Seal), the National Archives of the Netherlands (NANETH) had several documents translated. Information about NANETH previously only available in Dutch is now also available in English. The English version is a translation […]

By RvanVeenendaal, posted in RvanVeenendaal's Blog

12th Dec 2017  4:23 PM  1240 Reads  1 Comment

Motivation As most of us rely on JHOVE for file format validation, it is important to gain information about the quality of JHOVE’s validation skills – and, if inadequacies are detected, improve JHOVE. This can be done by tool benchmarking, as I already did with JPEG in 2016 and with TIFF earlier this year and […]

By Yvonne Tunnat, posted in Yvonne Tunnat's Blog

5th Dec 2017  11:49 AM  902 Reads  2 Comments

No time to wait – Conference on Open Source Software in (Digital) Archives On 9 / 10 November I was able to attend the “No Time to Wait 2”, a conference on open source software in (film) archives held at the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna. In contrast to the first “No Time to Wait” […]

By friedrichsenm, posted in friedrichsenm's Blog

4th Dec 2017  4:08 PM  867 Reads  No comments

Phew. The working day is getting to an end and it is time to wrap up this International Day of Digital Preservation with some tidbits of what we have been up to here at the Danish National Archives in terms of digital preservation today. I will try to sum it up in a few key words. My […]

By Jan DS, posted in Jan DS's Blog

30th Nov 2017  4:42 PM  1049 Reads  No comments

In the previous blog post we have introduced the Docker-based EaaS Desktop application and we have briefly showed how to create a new disk image and install an operating system. Since an installation “from scratch” is not always possible or desired, EaaS supports importing existing disk images from various sources.

By klaus, posted in klaus's Blog

27th Nov 2017  8:45 PM  859 Reads  No comments