Together Where Possible, Individually Where Necessary - Constructing a Network of Nationwide Facilities Together

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Status Report
Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation (NCDD), Marcel Ras, Marco de Niet, Joost van der Nat
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NCDD, Netherlands Coalition For Digital Preservation, Access, Digital Heritage, Policy, Born Digital Heritage, Art, Film, Photography, Architecture, Preservation

In 2014, the National Coalition for Digital Preservation (NCDD) carried out a study into the possibilities for developing a network of nationwide facilities at public organisations for ensuring sustained access to digital information in the Netherlands. Based on concrete and attainable scenarios, these organisations and their clients can make well-founded policy choices, rearrange resources, and better designate responsibilities on a national scale.
At the same time, the Cultural Coalition for Digital Preservation (CCDD) investigated the state of affairs concerning sustained access to “born digital” heritage in the cultural sphere. This research produced an inventory and assessment of the different approaches to preservation and accessibility of born digital cultural heritage. The realms of art, film, photography and architecture were examined in particular detail. 
Both research projects were carried out with financial support from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

This document contains the summary and conclusions of an investigation into a national infrastructure for sustained access to digital information.