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.
Helpdesk requests uncovered: what are they, who makes them and what are they about?
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.
Report: phase 2 of our photo research
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.
Report: getting to work with our expertise tools
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.
Report: open cultural data bootcamp
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.
Phase 1 of our photographic research: the summary report
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
Publishing and sourcing linked data: where do you start?
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
Attestation: is it a good match?
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
Linked data: recognising entities in your data
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.
Digitisation wave 7: DV, DVCAM en DVCPRO
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.
- White paper
Wave 7: DV-based video cassettes
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.
Digitisation of Damaged Film 3
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.
- Tech Blog
Historical Newspaper Archive published as Linked Open Data
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.
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.