Providing visibility

Once you know which archives and collections you have, you can make them visible to third parties. You can op to just publish a number of (top) items, or make the archive available in its entirety. You can do this on your own website or make use of more specialised heritage databases, e.g. Archiefbank Vlaanderen, which lists archives and collections from people and organisations all across Flanders. As an alternative, there are regional heritage or image databases as well.

By registering your archive and collections and making them findable, you enable interested parties to see that you or your organisation have an archive or collection, and what they contain. This makes it useful for research and public consultations, and as a source of inspiration for new creations...

Before you can make your archive and collections visible, you'll need to describe them. You can do this using the tool Describe your archive or collection at the highest level.

Increase the usability of your archive

Your archive or collection is a valuable asset for your own organisation, but people from outside may also be interested in its content. Granting external access to your archive can greatly enhance...

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Registreren in Archiefbank Vlaanderen

Registering your archive or collection in the Archiefbank Vlaanderen database is a simple and accessible way to greatly increase its public visibility. In this article, you’ll learn: What is Archie...

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Exhibit your archive and collections online

A good way to give your archive or collection greater visibility is to make it findable and/or searchable online. You can do this for your collection as a whole or for individual items. In this arti...

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