Sound and Vision Radio Archive

This is the current public radio collection of The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NISV), one of the most important Dutch audiovisual archives, which collects, looks after, and provides access to over 70% of the Dutch audio-visual heritage. This version of the collection uses data from DAAN, the new media management system for NISV, which went into use in July 2018. The metadata model of DAAN is different to that of the previous media management system, so you will notice differences in the metadata compared to the old Radio Collection. In principle, the same metadata is available, but the names of the fields and their structure have changed.

The import of this collection is not yet complete. It contains most of the items that were in the old Radio Collection, and many new items from recent years. Not all items have had their media imported, the number of items with media will increase as the import progresses.

The following figures give answers to common questions about the composition of this collection:

What part of the collection is included in the Media Suite?

Via the Media Suite, The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision offers access to its entire public radio collection, consisting of 421 325 items (as of May 2020).

What years does the archive cover?

The radio collection is one of the oldest collections of Sound and Vision. The NISV radio collection includes items from 1877 to present. Unfortunately, the first broadcast of the Hilversumsche Draadlooze Omroep (HDO) from 1923 was not preserved because equipment for recording the live broadcasts simply did not exist.

The initial import of this collection is ongoing. It currently contains most of the items from the old Radio Collection, and many new items.

Figure 1: Number of programs in the archive over time

This graph compares the number of items available in the old radio collection and the current (incomplete) import of the new collection comparison-radio-items-over-time

Figure 2: Comparison of the number of programs in the old collection and the current import (incomplete) of the new collection

How often is the data updated in the Media Suite?

The initial import of this collection is ongoing. Once it is complete, the data will be updated dailiy.

What kind of media is included?

Since this is the radio collection, most items are audio resources of the following genres:


Figure 3: Distribution of programmes over genres

What portion of the collection is digital?


Figure 4: Percentage of material that is digital over time

Does the collection include enrichments?

Progressively, the NISV audiovisual collection is being enriched with automatic speech recognition (ASR) transcripts. There is a large number of ASR transcripts available in the old Radio Collection. These have not yet been transferred to the new collection, this will happen in due course. Items will continue to be processed, so the number of ASR transcripts will grow.

Where to find more information?

How to search in this collection?

To search the content of this collection, use the Media Suite’s Search tools.

Data and Resources

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Author Mari Wigham
Maintainer Mari Wigham
Last Updated June 4, 2020, 09:30 (CEST)
Created March 13, 2020, 15:28 (CET)
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