There are 49 of them, content partners from the performing arts active in digitisation projects at the moment. Because of the fact that VIAA also archives already digitised or born-digital material, we wanted to gain a better insight into their digital collections. There appears to be a great interest in VIAA’s service concerning digital intake.
At the end of 2017, we sent a survey to our content partners in the performing arts. Thirty organizations completed the survey and almost every one of them has digital video, audio and photo files at their disposal. A couple of observations:
Thanks to this survey, VIAA gets a global overview of the demand for this service, the size of the collections, the metadata at hand and the technical specifications within the organizations. That way, we can improve the preparations of the trajectories and formulate a plan for the intake of digital collections for all content partners. As soon as the digital intake of the performing arts is initiated, the different aspects will be investigated more closely.