Meertens Institute: Collection Management

The Meertens Institute has acquired archives for more than 80 years. Meertens researchers have created collections over the same period. This unique material in the field of Dutch ethnology and variation linguistics is part of the national heritage of the Netherlands.

The institute currently has more than 700 collections consisting of a large (digitized) audio collection, (digital) research data, digitized material, archival collections, printed material, handwritten questionnaires and card systems, maps and photographs. The Meertens Institute also has a library with over 80,000 books and 4,000 magazine titles.

Research data is data used as a source for analysis, or data collected during an investigation. Researchers and other data collectors can save their data at the Meertens Institute. We distinguish two situations:

In the first phase the Research Data Manager supports the researcher, in the second phase the Collection Manager supports the researcher.

The Meertens Institute is certified with the CoreTrustSeal and strives to offer the collections digital and open access . The Meertens Institute is a CLARIN-B Center. The policy plan and ambitions are described in the 2013-2018 Collection Plan.
Privacy is important for the Meertens Institute and the personal data are treated by us in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG).



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