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VIAA is looking back


VIAA is wishing you a happy new year for the fifth time. It’s the perfect moment to look back on the past years.

VIAA’s first four years in office seem to have flown by. Reason enough to sum up our achievements of the past years:

  • Our first tape was digitized on the 4th of December 2013. Since then, we have digitized more than 330.000 carriers of 17 different types.
  • The first file entered our archive on the 14th of April 2014. On January 1st 2018 our archive contained 2,7 million items, amounting to 8,26 petabyte.
  • In 2014, the first teachers got to log in to Testbeeld, the prototype of The Archive for Education which was launched in 2016. At the end of last year, we reached 46.000 users. They have access to 13.178 audio and video fragments.
  • We launched the project News of the Great War, two editions of the Beeldcapsule, archived more than a million scans of plants and we grew from 40 partners at the start to 140 now.