National Archives of the Netherlands (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science)


The State Archives Service, together with the National Archive, is a centre of expertise in the area of digitisation, conservation, and – more generally – the management of archives, including those that are ‘born digital’. This is an all-inclusive task, particularly in this day and age of ongoing and pioneering developments in potential applications of ICT.
As a centre of expertise, we support both central government and other government agencies, and carry out a number of projects to explore how new developments in ICT can be applied. Our results can be used by colleagues and other interested parties across the government.    
The centre is also interested in the results of development activities in other archival repositories. In the summer of 2009, the Consortium of Regional History centres (RHC) and the National Archive began the two year task of setting up a national infrastructure to support innovation, knowledge exchange and professionalism in the archival sector.
As of November 2009, the most important projects carried out by the centre in the areas of digital accessibility and unlocking access to the collection were:

  • Project Digitale content
  • Project NA4all
  • Project Beelden voor de Toekomst
  • Project Scratch