VISUALISING THE ARCHIVE
How many television programmes do we have in the archive? Are speech transcripts available for all news programmes? What percentage of the material is already digital? Are documentaries longer now than they were in the 70's?
These are seemingly simple questions about the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision archive that are very hard to answer. There is excellent documentation available, search functions make it possible to find specific programmes, and Sound and Vision colleagues have a wealth of knowledge about the archive. Even so, finding answers can be a lengthy process.
Data Science offers visualisations of information about the archive that can be flexibly tuned to answer specific questions. On this website a number of different visualisations are available. At present, a fixed set of visualisations is shown, we are working on making them adaptable.
- See some profiles of important people, places, broadcasters and subjects in the archive
- Take a flight over the archive
- Check out our progress on speech recognition
Is your specific question not answered? Or does a visualisation not jibe with your knowledge of the archive? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or for Clariah users, go to http://mediasuite.clariah.nl/contact . Your feedback helps us to improve!