Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision looks after and provides access to 70 per cent of the Dutch audio-visual heritage: in total, around 700,000 hours of television, radio, music and film, which makes Sound and Vision one of the largest audio-visual archives in Europe. Sound and Vision combines the highest professional standards regarding the release and storage of the material with easy access for its users, using state-of-the-art systems for asset management and storage. Sound and Vision is the business archive of the national broadcasting corporations, a cultural heritage institute and also a unique media experience for its visitors.

The digital television production workflow and massive digitisation efforts break grounds for new services. Programme makers use the collections for new programmes and the archive is a unique source of information for research, not only for students and academics, but also for journalists. Furthermore, the audio-visual material is a valuable addition to traditional teaching methods, so Sound and Vision also promotes the use of media in primary, secondary and higher education.

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