May 12, 2021

New Report: “EPUB for Archival Preservation”

New from the KB/National Library of the Netherlands Departments of Collection and Collection Care. Written by Johan van der Knijff. From the Introduction: Over the last few years, the EPUB format has become increasingly popular in the consumer market. A number of publishers have indicated their wish to use EPUB for supplying their electronic publications […]

National Library of the Netherlands (KB) and National Archives of the Netherlands To Become One Organization

From the Announcement: The Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National Library of the Netherlands, and the National Archives will be integrated into one organization. This was decided by the Cabinet on 23 December following a proposal from Secretary of State Zijlstra (OCW: Ministry of Education, Culture and Science). The integration is a logical continuation of the substantial […]

Digital Preservation: "Emulation: A Useful Solution For Long-Term Access"

From the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek): In 2009, the European project KEEP started (Keeping Emulation Environments Portable). KEEP is doing research and development into technical and legal possibilities and challenges to give long-term access to digital information using emulation. Within this project and beyond, the National Library of the Netherlands has invested […]

National Library of the Netherlands Makes Its Contract With Google Available Online

From the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek) On 14 July 2010 the KB and Google signed a contract for the digitization of 160.000 books from the collection of the KB that are free of copyright. Both parties made this widely known by means of their websites and via the press, and have consistently […]

Digitization Projects: "ProQuest Uncovers More Treasures from European Rare Book Libraries"

From ProQuest: Debuting now are the first installment of digitized books from the National Library of the Netherlands and further content from the National Central Library of Florence. The number of digitized books — now more than 6,500 — will grow rapidly throughout the balance of 2011 and into 2012 as more libraries join the […]