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National Archives & Spaarnestad Photo join Wikipedia!

06 September 2010 On 13 September 2010 the Nationaal Archief and Spaarnestad Photo will donate more than 1,000 photos to Wikimedia Netherlands, part of Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the largest online encyclopaedia in the world and is, moreover, entirely written and maintained by users. There is a substantial demand for images to illustrate the encyclopaedia entries, but in many cases the photographic material is not available legally.


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Verkiezingstijden shows 27 post-war governments

25 May 2010 On 25 May the website www.verkiezingstijden.nl was launched, containing audiovisual materials relating to the 27 governments the Netherlands has known since the end of the war. Verkiezingstijden.nl is the result of cooperation between Kennisland, Beeld en Geluid and Nationaal Archief/Spaarnestad Photo. The website allows visitors to place recent political events in a historical context by accessing items of audiovisual heritage.
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Sound and Vision makes Thesaurus available to the Nationaal Archief

14 May 2010 The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and the Nationaal Archief (National Archive) have entered into a unique five-year cooperative alliance concerning the use of the Joint Thesaurus Audiovisual Archives (Gemeenschappelijke Thesaurus Audiovisuele Archieven), GTAA. Both institutes are already working together in the framework of Images for the Future.
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National Archive participates in fotografen.nl

28 January 2010 At the beginning of January the website fotografen.nl was launched. The website was built on the artist database RKD-Artists and should develop into the most extensive database for photographers of the Netherlands.
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Mapit 1418 in the top 10 of archives

06 January 2010 As manager of Archieven.blogspot.com amongst others, Eric Hennekam has a clear overview of the latest developments within the field of digital disclosure of archives. He has made a survey of the ten best online archives of the year both for the Netherlands as for abroad.
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Digitization of photographic material has commenced

10 December 2009 The content supplying parties, Sound and Vision, Filmmuseum and National Archive have collaborated intensively over a one year period to draw up the estimate and the European tender for the digitization of photographs and negatives. The National Archive facilitated this process due to its know-how in the field of photo digitization and conservation.