You are here:

Digital Preservation Award for The Digital City Revives and NCDD


The NCDD won in the category ‘Research and Innovation’, for their research on ‘Constructing a network of nationwide facilities together’ (PDF). This study argues that collaboration and facility sharing among institutions is the best way to effectively and efficiently organise the sustained access to Dutch digital collections, and outlines a scenario of how this goal may be accomplished. The model developed in this study is currently being expanded upon in the ‘Distributed facilities’ project, which is a part of the Digital Heritage Network’s Sustainable Digital Heritage work package. Sound & Vision is a proud partner in both The Digital City and the NCDD projects. NCDD is part of the Digital Heritage Network ‘Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed’ (NDE), which is a partnership that focuses on developing a system of national facilities and services for improving the visibility, usability, and sustainability of digital heritage. The network was established on the initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

Webinar series of Dutch winners

In addition to the two Dutch projects mentioned, the introductory course 'Essentials 4 Data Support' of Research Data Netherlands was also selected by the jury as a finalist for the category of Education and Communication. This course is aimed at those who support researchers to store, manage, archive and share their research data. Given the interest in these three projects the NCDD will organize in January 2017 a series of three webinars (in Dutch) in which the finalists extensively talk about their project and the lessons learned. Participation is free upon registration.

The DDS project is co-financed by the Mondriaanfonds, NCDD, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie. 

More information