How the Dutch prepared for certification

Kees-Jan Waterman, Barbara Sierman

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As part of the national strategy for Cultural Heritage in the Netherlands, under the umbrella of the Network Cultural Heritage (Dutch acronym: NDE), a working group consisting of representative digital preservationists from different large (mainly cultural heritage) organizations worked to contribute to the certification process of their organizations. This paper describes the various activities of the working group that resulted in a well- balanced approach for certification based on (1) a phased approach, (2) a supporting tool for maturity level checking (3) translations of the DSA and DIN/ nestor guidelines into Dutch, (4) lessons learnt based on a survey amongst DSA certificate holders, (5) training materials in Dutch.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 28 Sept 2017


  • certification,digital archiving
  • trusted digital repository
  • DSA
  • nestor
  • NCDD
  • NDE


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