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.
- Tech Blog
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.
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 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.
Just like in previous years, this summer we organised a bootcamp on open cultural data. Only this time the participants had to pitch virtual tents as they learned how to make data available online in accordance with the FAIR principles.
Can we help our content partners with their photographic material, and how should we go about it? In March 2019, we started the initial phase of an exploratory study into mass digitisation of photo collections. The first results are now ready for you to read.
This dossier is about the tender for the migration of CD-DA, CD-R(W), DVD-VIDEO and DVD-R(W). We launched this tender in 2019.
- Tech Blog
Once you’ve decided which content or data you want to publish as linked data, the next step would be: how do you get started? Which ontology will you use, for example? And how will you consult this linked data? We shine a light on the methods that we implemented together with IDlab (imec).
- Tech Blog
In 2018 we started looking for matches between the List of Names and the News from the Great War collection. We found over a million potential links with identical names, but how do we know for sure we’ve made the right matches and found the right person? We explain our attestation process here.
- Tech Blog
We’ve said a lot about linked data already, but how do you get started? How do you go about finding interesting entities in your data that are worth publishing? We’ve summarised our process for you here.
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