Digitisation and digital storage and management
Flanders has a wealth of cultural heritage and archive content. This includes everything from audiovisual content that’s been produced at an ever-increasing rate over the past century to newspapers, photos, documents, works of art and even digital data. And there’s more and more of it all every day.
This collection of content tells us things about the times in which it was created. So if we want to have a picture in the future of what’s happened in the past, we need to sustainably preserve the creations of today and yesterday.
That’s why we help cultural, media and government organisations to digitise and digitally archive their collections. We focus on audiovisual content, photographic reproductions of works of art and cultural heritage, and digital collections. The way in which you sustainably preserve or archive your content varies according to the media you use, and requires more than simply digitising the content and storing it in a cupboard or saving it on a secure server.
What do we do exactly?
Digitisation and digital reproduction and transfer
Helping organisations with the digitisation of their image and audio carriers, and art and cultural heritage collections.
Managing digital content
Giving partners the tools to manage their own content, to use them, and to decide the best meemoo channels to make them accessible within our general agreements framework.
We digitise and preserve content together with over 150 content partners in cultural, media and government sectors. Once their images, audio and scans have been registered in our meemoo archive system, they can provide access via their own platforms and together we can look at meemoo channels where it can also be made available.
We’ve already built up lots of expertise which we’re happy to share. And over the next few years we’ll be researching photo digitisation, (semi) automated metadata by facial recognition, 3D digitisation and the preservation of complex digital content further. We’re also focusing on the influx and creation of metadata, which is crucial for ensuring archived content can be made searchable and accessible.
We only perform digitisation for our content partners, but we’re happy to share our knowledge with everyone. Are you an individual with old audiovisual carriers you don’t know what do with? Go to knowyourcarrier.com to find out exactly what you’ve got, how you can preserve it safely, and who can digitise it for you.Go to knowyourcarrier.com