Preservation advisor at National Archives of the Netherlands and initiator of Veenentaal.nl with more than 15 years of experience in working on the intersections of language, data, archives and technology, and business, education, science and government. I am an experienced advisor, board member, management team member, project manager, computational linguist and trainer/lecturer.
Significant Significant Properties At iPres 2018 in Boston, we presented our work on ‘Significant Significant Properties’ (SSP): those properties of information types that most digital preservation practitioners find significant in most contexts. Or, as we explained it in our ‘Minute Madness’ presentation: When you prepare a meal, you need to be aware of ingredients most of us […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
On June 7 and 8 2017, the General Annual Meeting of the Open Preservation Foundation was held at the National Library of France in Paris. While listening to the presentations, talking with the participants and making an inventory of tools, services, workflow software and repository systems, an idea started to grow in my mind. […]
Introduction Government departments are connecting their information systems to the e-Depot of the National Archives of the Netherlands (NANETH). The digital archival materials (information objects) coming from these systems (closed cases or other process-bound information) are subsequently preserved in the e-Depot. NANETH’s Service Organization supports the more complex connection projects. These projects are always preceded […]
On April 11, 2017, the National Archives of the Netherlands (NANETH) and Het Utrechts Archief (HUA), held a workshop about the preservation tools PRONOM, DROID and JHOVE. Annelot Vijn (Application Manager Department of Archives at HUA) and I, Remco van Veenendaal (Preservation Advisor at NANETH), prepared the programme, and I led the workshop. Starting with […]