Publications

Here, we collect publications to help you with your digital archiving practice – making it easy for you to find relevant reports, records, tender dossiers and tech blogs from meemoo itself.
Title Publication time Type Categories

Final report on digitisation project SIRDUKE

11/7/2022 Report Digitising Digital archiving

FAME: study days report

30/6/2022 Record

Facial recognition: what are the legal and ethical aspects?

29/4/2022 Tech Blog Rights & privacy Metadata

Report: SCALA focus day & digital archiving solutions for the cultural heritage sector

28/4/2022 Record Digital archiving

Report on the digitisation of quarter-inch audio tapes (digitisation project 1)

8/4/2022 Report Digitising

Digitisation versus digital migration

5/4/2022 Tech Blog Digitising Born-digital material

Public Domain Day 2022

10/2/2022 Record Rights & privacy

Report: how digitally mature are Flemish cultural organisations?

27/1/2022 Report Digital strategy

Tender GIVE glass plates project

2022 Tender Digitising

Tender GIVE newspaper project Primeur

2022 Tender Digitising

Report: focus on customer journeys for target audiences

12/2021 Record

Helpdesk requests uncovered: what are they, who makes them and what are they about?

30/11/2021 Report Digitising Born-digital material Digital archiving Linked (open) data Rights & privacy Digital strategy Metadata

Metadata roadmap: the route to an improved metadata infrastructure

7/2021 Report Metadata

Report: phase 2 of our photo research

1/2021 Report Digitising

Report: getting to work with our expertise tools

16/11/2020 Record Digitising Born-digital material Linked (open) data Digital strategy Metadata
In this report, we look back at SIRDUKE, the project in which damaged lacquer disks were optically digitised, to save the audio recordings. For this project, which ran from November 2020 to October 2021, we worked together with Gecko, VRT and INA.
30/6/2022
  • Record

FAME: study days report

Lots of collections currently have hardly any descriptive metadata, which limits the findability and searchability of their content and prevents them from being reused. Adding metadata manually is also very time-consuming task, which is why we’ve set up two projects to investigate what possibilities artificial intelligence can offer for automatic metadata creation. This technology needs to be treated with caution, however. In this tech blog, we take a close look at the legal and ethical challenges.
The first phase of SCALA, the pilot project on sustainable storage for digital private law archives, is complete. To conclude the project and create a starting point for the next phase, the AIDA network (the nine institutions behind SCALA) organised a focus day on 26 April to share ideas about archiving and preserving born-digital archives and collections. Here is the report.
In this report we look back at the digitisation of quarter-inch audio tapes. The digitisation ran until July 2019 and was part of meemoo's first digitisation project.
At first glance, there is a strict distinction between carriers of analogue and digital audiovisual information. In practice, however, this distinction is not always clear. The word ‘digitisation’ doesn’t always cover the load and is therefore not always used correctly. In this tech blog, we will clarify the terminology by diving into history.
10/2/2022
  • Record

Public Domain Day 2022

Public domain collections are collections that can be accessed online without any issues, which makes them ideal for starting to implement your open data policy. Every year, Public Domain Day offers organisations in the heritage sector a platform where they can share their achievements, challenges and visions for providing access to collections which are no longer protected by copyright. We organised a webinar around these issues on 10 February – together with KBR (Royal Library of Belgium), Wikimedia Belgium, Ghent University Library and Collections of Ghent.
In 2019, meemoo launched the Digital Maturity Self-Assessment Tool, requested by the Flemish Department of Culture, Youth and Media. This online tool helps organisations from the broader cultural field assess how digitally mature they are. Now, three years later, we’ve conducted an extensive analysis based on the answers from organisations that completed the Self-Assessment Tool non-anonymously.
This tender dossier relates to the digitisation of glass plates in the context of the GIVE glass plates project Primeur. We launched this tender in 2022 and awarded the project to GMS.
This tender dossier relates to the digitisation of newspapers in the context of the GIVE newspaper project Primeur.
At meemoo, we’re currently building a new, comprehensive platform to eventually replace our other user platforms. This will help us reach wider audiences, including local historians and scientific researchers. In the spring of 2021, we put our heads together with content partners to identify the needs and wishes of these two target audiences. Read about our work and the tools we offer in this report.
We receive more and more helpdesk requests in our virtual letterbox every year. In 2020, we counted almost 300 requests for advice from over 150 different people and organisations. But who actually calls on our services, what requests do they make, and what do they think of us? We explain everything here.
Metadata's the engine that makes information accessible in various ways and allows content partners to curate their own archive content. Also for meemoo, metadata is crucial for the creation and execution of efficient internal processes and service provision.
In 2019, meemoo started investigating how it might be able to organise a mass digitisation process for analogue photographic collections. This research was carried out with regard to demand in the cultural, media and government sectors.
At meemoo, we’re extremely proud of the well-stocked toolbox we use to support you and your work. In order to give organisations a helping hand with specific expertise tools, we organised a first coaching day on 22 October 2020 – with DPF Manager, CultURIze and the Digital Maturity Self-Assessment Tool taking centre stage.

Search on CEST

At projectcest.be you can learn how to use standards in the creation and management of your digital cultural heritage collections, as well as how to make them accessible.

Search on TRACKS

At projecttracks.be you can learn how you as an artist or arts organisation can use tools and guidelines to take care of your archive and collections.