From 1998 till 2018 two studio’s were operational at the Meertens Institute (MI). They where set up with the intention to digitize our own sound archive. There however where so many requests for information on this subject and we also noticed the lack of space for digitizing small and larger quantity of sound carriers in the Netherlands that we dicided to share our knowledge and experience with other institutes and universities.
The audio digitizing department was under control of Kees Grijpink, who used to work as a sound engineer for international record company’s in different functions. Because of this experience and proper investments the MI studio’s have been playing an important roll in conserving Dutch cultural heritage.In April 2018 Grijpink retired.
Grijpink also wrote an instruction manual (in Dutch) for digitizing different sound carriers, including user advices and historical backgrounds. The instruction manual can be downloaded here as a pdf.