Netherlands shares experience as Trusted Digital Repository
Wouter Huijser, creative producer at Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, shares his institution's experiences on digital archiving:
On the UNESCO World Day for Audio Visual Heritage 2015, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision shares with AV-archives around the world the challenges of, and their strategy on, becoming a Trusted Digital Repository.
Sound and Vision is the national audio-visual archive of the Netherlands, safekeeping over 1,000,000 hours of audio-visual heritage. "Whether it is public radio, television or other audio-visual material, we need to store it safely and keep it made permanently available for those that want to use it," Annemieke de Jong, Preservation Officer at Sound and Vision, says.
"Managing our fast growing digital repository and the increasingly complex processes around it in a rational and responsible way, has therefore become one of our biggest challenges, leading to important questions: How to control the life cycle of the numerous broadcast programmes that are ingested daily? How to manage all the different formats, locations and size of the heritage collections that are entrusted to us, and, most important: how to guarantee the delivery of up-to-date formats to all of our depositors and users in the long term."
The full interview, originally published in AVInsider, is available for download on the Sound and Vision website. Annemieke de Jong can be contacted for more information (contact information in the document).