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.
Public Domain Day 2023
Public domain collections can be accessed online, making them the ideal place to get started with your open data policy. Every year since 2018, Public Domain Day has been offering the heritage sector a platform to share their achievements, challenges and visions for providing access to collections that are no longer protected by copyright. This year on 15 February, we organised an event together with the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR), Wikimedia Belgium and Ghent University Library.
Tender procedure for metadata infrastructure
This procedure relates to the software solution and additional services for a metadata infrastructure. We launched this competition procedure with negotiation in May 2022 and awarded the project to Triply B.V., a Dutch company that specialises in linked data and knowledge graphs.
Open Cultural Data Bootcamp 2022 report
In May 2022, we held an anniversary edition of the Open Cultural Data Bootcamp. For the fifth time in a row, we welcomed a whole host of cultural heritage sector partners – but in person again this time – for five packed days. They returned home afterwards full of new knowledge about open cultural data and how to apply it within their own organisation and sector.
Final report on digitisation project SIRDUKE
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.
- Tech Blog
Facial recognition: what are the legal and ethical aspects?
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.
Report: SCALA focus day & digital archiving solutions for the cultural heritage sector
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.
- Tech Blog
Digitisation versus digital migration
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 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.
Report: how digitally mature are Flemish cultural organisations?
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.
Tender GIVE newspaper project Primeur
This tender dossier relates to the digitisation of newspapers in the context of the GIVE newspaper project Primeur.
Tender GIVE glass plates project
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.
Nitrate film tender procedure
This tender procedure relates to the digitisation of nitrate film. We launched this tender in 2022 and awarded the project to British firm R3store Studios.
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.