Dutch term – Archiefbeschrijving

An archiefbeschrijving is an archival description. To describe their holdings, archives create archival descriptions. Descriptions can be high-over ("incoming correspondence 1800-1810") or detailed ("accounts of the orphans of Laureijs Smulders, 1606"). Archival descriptions are typically organized per record group and published in the form of … [Read more...]

Column – portals

Portals are websites that provide a single point of access to content of different suppliers. Often, search results in a portal will lead you to the pages of the┬áparticipating organizations but often you don't even realize that the data is aggregated from different sources behind the scenes. In the world of archives, portals are pretty popular. … [Read more...]

Europeana and genealogy

Earlier this week, I had my farewell party at the National Archives, where I had worked for 8.5 years as a consultant and project manager in the IT department. I quit my job to focus full-time on my genealogy business. Besides doing client research, I will also be doing consultancy for IT-projects in the heritage sector. Europeana and Archives … [Read more...]