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

Formal digital transfer

Just as with analogue records, a special procedure for transferring government archives must be followed for the transfer to be formally considered. Digital archives can be offered to the State Archives Service either online or on physical media.
In principle, no specific software is required for the transfer. However, as the digital depot is accessible over the internet and online transfer must be secure, certain supplementary security measures are necessary. A secure connection is needed, as is perhaps the use of certain hardware and software. The National Archives is currently working on an infrastructure to make digital transfer possible over a specially secured ‘Haagse Ring-network’.