32 kilometres of archive
Who determines what is to be digitised from a 32 kilometer long archive? At the Amsterdam Municipal Archives, visitors have their say! Customers of the Municipal Archives indicate which pages they want digitised by the simple pressing of a button, after which the order is passed on to Picturae and the requested items processed.
Archive database: the concept
The Amsterdam Municipal Archives and Picturae work according to a tight schedule that includes two weekly dispatches. The entire digitising process is expected to be completed within two weeks. Every week, Picturae digitises 15,000 documents and uploads them into the archive database. The reliability of scanning services provided by Picturae is such that the Municipal Archives gladly leave the process of verifying completeness, numeration and quality to Picturae.