From Listserve, 17 Jan 07

In December 2006 the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), National Library of the Netherlands, commissioned the RAND Corporation/RAND Europe to analyse KB’s e-Depot strategy, following up on the positive assessment and advise of an international Evaluation Committee in 2005.

The Technical Report “Addressing the uncertain future of preserving the past. Towards a robust strategy for digital archiving and preservation” was presented on 2 November 2007, during our International Conference on Digital Preservation Tools and Trends. The Koninklijke Bibliotheek has now released a Response to the recommendations of the RAND Report. The KB aspires to implement its reponsibility towards researchers, research institutions, research libraries and publishers by consolidating its position in the international vanguard of digital preservation.

The whole text of the Report can be accessed on our website here.

The Response of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek can be accessed here.