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

Transfer criteria

All archives (or parts thereof) must meet the required standard of being ‘proper, organised and accessible’ records in order to qualify for transfer. These standards are described in the brochure ‘Om de Kwaliteit van het Behoud, Normen Goede en Geordende Staat’ (On Quality Conservation: Condition and Organisation Standards), the Archiefregeling 2009 (Archival Regulation), which contains regulations on preservation of archival records as well as on the organised and accessible state of archival records.

Archives that do not meet these standards and regulations must be processed before they can be transferred.