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1 KB Research & Development Presentation for representatives of the National Diet Library 3 December 2003 Hans Jansen Head Research & Development Division National Library of the Netherlands Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland

2 KB Research & Development R&D facts and figures: n 1 of 4 KB divisions n 41 staff: 50% fixed and 50% temporary contract n profile: university level, humanities n 15 projects & 2 national programs n present budget M€ 20 >75% external subsidies (EC, government, NWO..) Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland

3 KB Research & Development Three challenges: 1. Preservation of and access to paper collections 2. Digitisation of and access to memory collections (cultural heritage) 3. Preservation of digital/electronic publications (‘born digital’) Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland

4 KB Research & Development Preservation of paper n All paper decays (period ) n Dutch libraries: 25% brittle or weakened n Options for treatment: - slowdown decay: mass-deacidification - conversion: microfilm or digitisation (in the near future) - improve storage conditions Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland

5 KB Research & Development Preservation of paper Size of problem: items in NL Select ‘only’: 2% = Dutch heritage n books n serials n meter newspapers 300 collections with letters, manuscripts etc. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland

6 KB Research & Development Preservation of paper n National program Metamorfoze ( ) n 100 institutions involved n Financed M€ 22 by government n Achieved in 2004: 17% n Still necessary: M€ 100 (incl. own contributions) Timescale: another year Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland

7 KB Research & Development Digitisation of memory collections n Improve access to preserved collections (preservation & access) n Improve access cross-sectoral (libraries, museums, archives..) Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland

8 KB Research & Development Digitisation of memory collections Dutch Memory Project: 45 collections from 40 institutions: n Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, n Mauritshuis, n Netherlands Maritime Museum, n Municipal Museum The Hague, National Museum of Antiquities Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland

9 KB Research & Development Digitisation of memory collections Dutch Memory Project: n Dutch history 15-20th century n focus on image collections n integrated search facilities: who, what, where, when n target group: everyone interested in history, in people and places budget M€ 8; period: Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland

10 KB Research & Development Digitisation of memory collections Dutch Memory Project: n educational applications n 1st release May 2003 (10 collections) n 2nd: March 2004 (all collections) Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland

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