January 25, 2022

Europe: Denmark’s Largest Digital Archive Opens Today

From The Copenhagen Post:

Denmark’s largest digital photo album with nearly two million images open[ed] to the general public today.

Danes will have access to the online database at Arkive.dk, which includes 1,841,254 documents such as photos, diaries, letters, and sound and video recordings.

Since the late 1980s, all items from the country’s more than 550 archives have been recorded electronically, and today a large portion of them becomes freely available to the public.


Every month, 25,000 new photos will be added to the database.

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More From the BBC:

The project has been making electronic records of the country’s 550 archives since the late 1980s, working its way through the 50 million images and more than 100 kilometres (62 miles) of shelving of original documents that the Association of Local Archives estimates it holds.

The database and materials are in Danish. Here’s a direct link to a Google Translate translation of the www.arkiv.dk homepage.

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