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

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

Report: open cultural data bootcamp

12/10/2020 Record Linked (open) data

Phase 1 of our photographic research: the summary report

6/2020 Report Digitising

Digitisation wave 2 and 9: CD-DA, CD-R(W), DVD-VIDEO and DVD-R(W)

10/2019 Tender Digitising

Publishing and sourcing linked data: where do you start?

17/7/2019 Tech Blog Linked (open) data

Attestation: is it a good match?

31/5/2019 Tech Blog Linked (open) data

Linked data: recognising entities in your data

3/4/2019 Tech Blog Linked (open) data

Interim report on digitisation DV-formats (wave 7)

2019 Report Digitising

Digitisation wave 7: DV, DVCAM en DVCPRO

2019 Tender Digitising

Wave 7: DV-based video cassettes

2018 White paper Digitising

Digitisation of Damaged Film 3

2018 Tender Digitising

Historical Newspaper Archive published as Linked Open Data

9/5/2017 Tech Blog Linked (open) data

Results FFv1 and MKV study

24/4/2017 Tech Blog Digital archiving
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.
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).
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.
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.
The first step of the preparation for the digitisation of DV in 2019 is behind us. During this step, the focus was on the identification of the variety, physical aspects and the distribution of DV-cassettes. We gathered a few conclusions in this interim report.
This dossier is about the tender for the migration of cassettes of the DV-format: DV, DVCAM and DVCPRO. We launched this tender in 2019.
In preparation of digitisation project 7, we researched the ideal output format for 22,000 DV cassettes. We used this document as a basis for the specifications and to fine-tune the way we worked with the digitisation company Memnon.
This dossier concerns the tender for the digitisation of damaged films (16mm, 35 mm and 8mm, super8 and 9.5mm). We launched this tender in 2018.
On the website News of the Great War, a meemoo initiative, you can find more than 50.000 digitised newspapers from the First World War. Meemoo is continuously working on the accessibility of this digital archive. This blog describes how we enable researchers to carry out large scale and semi-automatic searches in this archive by applying Linked Data.
  • Tech Blog

Results FFv1 and MKV study

In 2013, meemoo chose MXF as a container and JPEG2000 as an encoding for our archive masters, together with content partners from the heritage sector. The technological development of audiovisual codecs does not stand still and the development and possible standardisation of FFv1 and MKV are interesting evolutions. In this blogpost we explain the results of an exploratory study about MKV and FFv1 which meemoo carried out in the margins of the Preforma project together with Packed vzw and Media Area.

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