Digitisation and digital reproduction and transfer

Meemoo helps its content partners sustainably preserve content as digital files. This digitisation is necessary for rescuing content from old carriers and ensuring it can be made available to a wide audience.

Digital files can be accessed from anywhere without any damage to the original carriers they came from. Digitising this content therefore makes it accessible – now and in a hundred years.

Meemoo’s digitisation services include all sorts of activities. For example: we’ve been digitising at-risk audiovisual carriers such as VHS, audio cassettes and DVDs since 2013; we process film stock that’s been affected by vinegar syndrome together with our colleagues at CINEMATEK; museums and cultural heritage institutions that look after masterpieces (so called Topstukken) can call on us for photographic reproductions of their collections; and we’re currently investigating if we can also help with large-scale photo digitisation for our partners.

Collections from museums and cultural heritage institutions

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Analoge fotocollectie Huis van Alijn

Analoge fotocollectie Huis van Alijn

Technology is evolving

Developments in technology mean the techniques available for digitisation are evolving quickly, with new possibilities created every day. At meemoo, we follow these developments and current trends very closely. This includes ultra high-resolution digitisation (using ‘stitching’ techniques, or merging high-resolution photos), 3D digitisation (using photogrammetry, or creating 3D representations based on a series of photos), and digitisation using specific parts of the light spectrum (multi-spectral photography).

We can apply these techniques within our own operations to give culture lovers a new experience of cultural heritage objects, and have already built of lots of expertise which we’re happy to share with other cultural, media and heritage organisations.