• 7 April 2017

    Erdee Media Group chooses Atlantis for “Kerkgeheugen” (church memorandum)

    “Kerkgeheugen” (church memorandum) offers churches a platform with digital and online applications, which support them with structuring, archiving and communication of their information. In addition Kerkgeheugen offers supportive services, such as an authorship training and archive editing. ​This services will be offered by the Erdee Media Group as of the 17th of March 2017.

    “With the applications of Kerkgeheugen, churches will be able to manage their entire information flow correctly and durably”, initiator Timo van Houdt explains. “From preparing meetings and sharing documents to directing the complete church administration and the archiving of files. More and more churches fortunately understand the significance of this and therefore make use of the platform.”

    “For the archive management we have chosen for the Atlantis platform of DEVENTit in Bunschoten. With this, archivists of church communities are able to implement archive management professionally. The applications of Kerkgeheugen are linked to Atlantis, so that the items to be archived and files of the consistory, commissions and third parties can be implemented in Atlantis automatically and be stored durably in an E-Depot. Further management and the making available will then be arranged via Atlantis.” “We gladly contribute to this initiative”, Peter van Diermen, director of DEVENTit, brings up. “We put Atlantis at their disposal against non-commercial rates, so that the subscription fees can remain low. This way every church community will be able to apply Kerkgeheugen.” In case you are interested to let your church community use Kerkgeheugen too, please contact Timo van Houdt at timo@kerkgeheugen.nl. Would you also like to manage your collections in a durable manner? In that case an Atlantis package with E-Depot is the right solution for you! Please contact Herre-Jan Veenema. He will gladly answer your questions. A demonstration for you on location is surely possible, without any obligation.
  • 20 January 2017

    Atlantis Heritage portal cultural binder in Bruges City

    Bunschoten/Bruges, 20th January 2017 — More than 392.000 heirlooms of Bruges recently can be searched easily by just one mouse click. Paintings, sculptures, medieval handwritings, photographs, carts, archaeological finds, historic newspapers; all of this can be found on the online Heritage portal Erfgoedbrugge.be. The Heritage portal was officially engaged recently, in the presence of the Flemish minister of Culture Gatz, mayor Landuyt of Bruges and hundreds of interested persons from the Flemish Heritage field. The Heritage portal has been realised by DEVENTit, the Dutch specialist in collection management and portal construction.









    Virtual gathering place
    Thanks to Erfgoedbrugge.be already five collections can be explored simultaneously. Based on one or several keywords there will be searched in the collections of Musea Bruges, Image Bank Bruges, Card and House, Magis and the historical newspaper collection of the Public Iibrary of Bruges. Presently the collection medieval handwritings of the Public Library of Bruges, the virtual reading-room of the City Archives and the Guido Gezelle archive can also be consulted this way. Gradually ErfgoedBrugge.be will increase and  become richer of contents continuously . Eventually it will become the virtual gathering place for 16 unique Heritage collections of Bruges.

    Cultural binder

    In their own words the website Erfgoedbrugge.be is the ‘maïzena’ for the heritage projects in Bruges City: the cultural binder by which partners are held together and the databases fit together perfectly like cultural puzzle pieces. It’s exceptional that the heritage partners can all continue to work in their own environment with preservation of their own identity and yet are able to come out together.

    Technically perfect solution
    “For this project we have cooperated intensivally and fruitfully with DEVENTit,”, Katrien Steelandt states, coordinator of the heritage communication of the heritage cell. “Thanks to that cooperation we now have a technically perfect user-friendly solution. For the public this is a huge step forwards.” The solution is based on the Atlantis software package. This modern online solution, developped in-house by DEVENTit , localised in Bunschoten in the provence of Utrecht, is highly suitable for use by libraries, musea, archives and other institutions which would like to make large collections online available easily.

    Accurate search
    “The website of Ergoedcel Brugge shows well what an Atlantis  heritage website has to offer”, Peter van Diermen ventilates, director of DEVENTit. “It’s a modern, functional, informative and attractively modelled website, which is fully dynamical and therefore suitable for PC/Laptops, tablets and telephones. The Heritage portal on the website offers uncomplicated access to the miscellaneous collections, which are integrally or separately searchable accurately. Furthermore we have set up the Atlantis-application in such a way, that the heritage information is seamlessly available for the, popular among tourists, App Xplore Bruges.”

    Would you also like to open up your collections in an attractive and modern way? In that case an Atlantis Heritage website and/or an Atlantis Heritage portal will be the perfect solution for you. Please contact met Herre-Jan Veenema. He would be pleased to answer all of your your questions. A demonstration on your location is also possible, without any obligation!

  • 19 January 2017

    Nomination (Dutch) History Online Prize 2017

    www.mijnstadmijndorp.nl (MyCityMyVillage) of the Historical Centre Overijssel has been nominated for the (Dutch) History Online Prize 2017! This makes us very proud.

    DEVENTit may reckon itself among the permanent partners of the Historical Centre Overijssel since realisation of this environment. Atlantis is the collection management and portal software with which www.mijnstadmijndorp.nl and also www.onderzoekoverijssel.nl are operated.

    We offer the Historical Centre Overijssel – and Limoen Groen as builder of this website – therefore our warmest congratulations with the nomination and invite you to vote on this formidable website.

    Below you can read the press release of the Historical Centre Overijssel, we surely wouldn’t want you to be abstained from.


    MijnStadMijnDorp (MyCityMyVillage) has been nominated for the (Dutch) History Online Prize 2017!

    www.mijnstadmijndorp.nl participates in the (Dutch) History Online Prize 2017. This prize crowns the most innovative, most surprising or most beautiful Dutch historical website or app. From over 160 candidates MijnStadMijnDorp has been nominated for the jury prize, together with 19 other websites and apps!

    MijnStadMijnDorp is a project of Historical Centre Overijssel and has been made possible by the province of Overijssel. It’s a platform where knowledge and sources can be bundled and shared. Anyone can participate, whether you have good stories and/or image material to share as an association, organization or as private individual, deposit on MijnStadMijnDorp and share your special collection with others. Together we can make MijnStadMijnDorp a success!

    The (Dutch) History Online Prize consists of an audience award and a jury prize. Until the 9th of February you are able to vote on your favorite historical website or app via www.geschiedenisonlineprijs.nl. Do you think MijnStadMijnDorp deserves that prize? Vote!


    Note to the editorial staff:

    Image: header ‘vote on MSMD’ and as a supplement screenshot homepage www.mijnstadmijndorp.nl

    More information: Historisch Centrum Overijssel 0854885000

  • 16 December 2016

    City archive Roeselare chooses for Atlantis with E-Depot

    The City archive of Roeselare has chosen for the Atlantis package of DEVENTit for the archive- and depot management, a.o. Also the Further Accesses and Image collections will be managed with Atlantis.

    Furthermore an implementation track has been set up with the E-Depot environment of Data Matters. The generic E-Depot service of Atlantis offers a transparent linking to this E-Depot environment for all modules and collections managed via or linked to Atlantis.

    “DEVENTit distinguished itself from the other candidates because of the fact, that Atlantis provides much more functionalities than the other solutions have to offer. These extra functionalities enable us to accomplish our tasks in a much more efficient way and handle the challenges the City archive knows with regard to archive and depot management”, Willy Vallaey states, archivist and records manager of Roeselare City about the choice for Atlantis.

    “With this election we are extremely satisfied”, Peter van Diermen states, director of DEVENTit. “The city and the City archive wish to make large steps in managing and making available of their heritage and we are pleased to support them with this.”

    Would you also like to have your archive and depot management in order and/or make steps to start using an E-depot? In that case don’t hesitate to contact Herre-Jan Veenema. He will gladly answer your questions. A demonstration for you on location is surely possible, without any obligation.

  • 26 September 2016

    Full Audit service on Atlantis

    The metadata form the most valuable part of a collection management system. Volunteers, staff members and specialists have applied themselves in order to achieve an accurate registration. Sources have therefore been examined, scans have been studied and discussions have been held about the best way of registration.

    Also for the traceability the metadata are of the utmost importance. Searching on dating, titles, headwords, places and names makes sources findable and usable.

    But it occurs: just that one field overwriten unwanted. A serial describe action of hundreds of records with unexpected consequences. A description thrown away which yet should have been remained. What now? Restore a back-up of the previous day? And then let get all of today’s labour get lost?

    Luckily there is no need anymore for that, for Atlantis can now be expanded with the full audit service. With this service all changes are saved on field level. Consequently it’s possible to replace a field value, even after it has been altered many times. But also a full metadata description or even a batchwise describe action can then be fully restored. A metadata description has been deleted? No harm done. It first ends up in the “carbage bin”, from which it can be restored again or definitaly removed.

    In short, with the full audit service no metatadata get lost again. A full audit trail will be constructed, by which it will be accurately traceable who/when/did what with the metadata, with restore options if necessary.

    Do you also wish to be data loss-proof, don’t hesitate to contact Herre-Jan Veenema. He will be pleased to supply you of information or take care of a non obligatory demo on your location.


  • 8 July 2016

    Musea & Heritage Mechelen chooses for Atlantis

    Musea & Heritage Mechelen combines a museum operation (research, collecting, managing, disclosure) with a heritage operation (heritage policy, networking, support, knowledge and assessment building and sharing, volunteer work). This synergy takes care of more than the sum of its parts.

    Musea & Heritage Mechelen actualises the Burgundian city palace “Hof van Busleyden” to a modern city museum and consequently gives meaning to the past of the city nowadays.

    Musea & Heritage Mechelen has chosen Atlantis as environment for collection management and making available. “We have chosen for Atlantis because of user-friendliness, flexibility, modular scheme and the openness of the application. That makes it possible to operate relatively easy with various collection management partners data bank exceeding. The price aspect also played a significant role.”, according to Annelies Lieten (expert budget management & heritage projects of Mechelen Musea & Heritage).

    “We are very pleased with the election of Atlantis by Musea & Heritage Mechelen”, Peter van Diermen states, director of DEVENTit from Bunschoten, The Netherlands. “Collections of several organisations are managed and made available. Atlantis matches this model well, whereby there are possibilities to grow on in collections and organisations.”

    Do you also want to manage and make available image banks, printed sources, archives, museological or archeological collections, together with partner organisations? In that case Atlantis might be interesting for you also.

    Do not hesitate to contact Herre-Jan Veenema. He will be pleased to provide you with information or a demonstration on your location.


  • 18 March 2016

    Pon’s Automotive chooses for Atlantis

    Pon is an international trade and service organisation in the car industry. With A-brands like Cervélo, Volkswagen, Caterpillar, MAN en Continental they offer their customers the best of the best.

    Pon’s Automotive is the Dutch importer of the car brands Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen Company cars, Porsche, Bugatti, Bentley and Lamborghini.

    Pon has an extensive collection of image material for which they were searching for a system for collection management and making available. This was found in Atlantis, the solution for collection management and portal construction from DEVENTit bv in Bunschoten.

    Leo Koekkoek, company archivist of Pon’s Automotive, motivates the choise for Atlantis as follows: “The flexibility between storage  and database is the most important reason why we have chosen for Atlantis. It does not matter where the images are stored. This can be locally on our own server, via a cloud construction or via hosting by DEVENTit. An other reason is the knowledge and experience of DEVENTit in the field of Cultural Historical Heritage. As a result of this DEVENTit thinks along during the implementation traject and advises what might be the best solution. Atlantis is a package that is flexible because of the modular construction, which means that the customer can choose what fits him most.”

    “We are very proud that Pon has chosen for us”, Peter van Diermen brings up, director of DEVENTit bv. “A primal Dutch family company of world class chooses Atlantis for their broad collection of photo and film material. We are sure not to confound their trust put in us. The moment the image bank of Pon will be put online, we will surely inform you about that.”

    Do you also want to build, manage and make available an image bank, with the best the market has to offer? Do not hesitate to contact Herre-Jan Veenema. He will be pleased to inform you or take care of a demo on your location, without any obligation.

  • 4 March 2016

    Atlantis at City Archive Oss

    The City Archive Oss (Stadsarchief Oss) wishes to make regional history available for a broad public. This happens among others by the making available of archive sources.

    Recently they have chosen for Atlantis as their collection registration system. This choice has been made after an intensive selection process of the systems of several providers.

    Martine Eerelman, staff member education and publicity, explains: “Because of a reorganisation the City archive Oss was looking for a new collection registration system. For this we have approached several candidates. What pleased us with DEVENTit, was the easy accessability, the personal contact, the transparant modules and the comprihensible clarification. Also as a small organisation without much knowledge of ict, we can cope with Atlantis very well.”

    The final result is impressive: an environment in which the image bank, the library collection and the newspapers collection have been stationed. These collections are offered via the Collecties pagina (Collections page) on the website of the City archive.

    The design of the City archive has been taken over 1:1 in the public environment of Atlantis, as a result of which it fits seamlessly within the website.

    The search function through widely 250.000 objects is extremely fast by the application of the Elasticsearch search technology in combination with the tailored hosting environment of Atlantis.

    “ With Atlantis the City Archive Oss has a solution with an optimal price-quality ratio at its disposal.”, according to Peter van Diermen, director of DEVENTit. “Because of the modular construction of Atlantis, also for a relatively small organisation it can be applied cost effective. In addition the environment can be extended to all sides with extra modules and services. With Atlantis the City Archive Oss has chosen for continuity and perspective!”.

    Do you also have an interest in applying a collection management system that has the best of the market to offer on all fronts, do not hesitate to contact Herre-Jan Veenema. He will be pleased to supply you of information or take care of a demonstration on your location.

  • 5 October 2015

    Atlantis is E-Depot ready

    DEVENTit has developped an E-Depot service with which E-Depot environments can be linked to Atlantis. Subsequently the combination of Atlantis with an E-Depot environment meets the OAIS and ED3 standards and regulations.

    Generic E-Depot service
    The E-Depot service is generic. Independent of the E-Depot environment to be connected, E-Depot functions are offered. Within Atlantis these generic E-Depot functions are integrated with the framework, the modules and the services.

    The regular storage of digital files is hereby expanded with the storage of the digital files in an E-Depot. By this it is possible to preserve originals durably in an E-Depot and to place derivatives in the regular storage of Atlantis. Therewith storage is used durably – and with that more expensive – where that is necessary, and can regular- and therewith cheaper – storage be used where that is possible. This results in an optimal price/quality ratio in the need of storage of the organisation.

    Integration with Atlantis
    During the input of digital files, the ingest, it can be indicated whether the files will have to be stored in the E-Depot or not. In case of image material also a derivative and a thumbnail are composed besides the storage of the digital file in the E-Depot for direct consultation from the Atlantis management and public environments, as well as from connected external systems.

    The moments the original file is needed, it will be retrieved from the E-Depot. For example when after an order of a reproduction a digital download has to be supplied for the composition of the reproduction or directly to the customer. Also from the management environment it is possible to request a download of the original from the E-Depot, besides a download of the derivatives.

    TMLO metadata
    An E-Depot is a blackbox. In it digital files are located which can be approached without the context of a collection management system. The digital files thus exist on their own and only have to be able to be rendered from the E-Depot: what kind of file is it, where does it belong to, may it be destroyed and if so, when, what are the current limitations in terms of publicity, (copy)rights, etc.

    To obtain this signification each digital file will be accompanied by metadata. The common format for these metadata is TMLO (Toepassingsprofiel Metadata Lokale Overheden=application profile metadata local authorities).

    Atlantis sees to it that when a digital file is placed in an E-Depot, this is accompanied by a TMLO file. This file is composed from the description in Atlantis, added with technical metadata about the complete digital file. How a TMLO file is composed from a description in Atlantis is configurable and therewith fully tuned in to the used description standards and the implementation of them within the organisation. Therefore with this an organisation using Atlantis for its collection management as well as the E-Depot service of Atlantis, will be TMLO ready directly.

    Linking with E-Depot environments
    The Atlantis E-Depot service is generically applicable for random E-Depot environments. The pilot has been implemented with the E-Depot system of Data Matters and herewith this linking is available ready for use.

    But also other E-Depot environments, like Preservica of the National Archive or open source E-Depot environments like Archivematica, RODA, etc. can be connected. The connection hereby limits itself to an achievable linking. Because 80% of the connection of an E-Depot is implied in generic functionality maintained by the Atlantis E-Depot service, the linking is relatively easy and therefore achievable at low rates.

    With this, an organisation using Atlantis for its collection management and using the E-Depot service of Atlantis, is assured of freedom of choice in the applicable E-Depot, at relatively low costs for realisation of the linking, if it’s not available already.

    The advantages in a row
    The E-Depot service of Atlantis offers organisations:

    • an optimal price/quality ratio in storage of originals and derivatives;
    • TMLO as a metadata model for communication with E-Depot environments, by which the organisation is TMLO ready;
    • freedom of choice for an E-Depot environment;
    • relatively low costs in realising a linking with an E-Depot environment.


    With this Atlantis leads the market and with that offers continuity and future perspective!

    Do you wish to be further informed about how you can also be ready for now and the future? Please contact Herre Jan Veenema via 0031 33 299 2277 or hjveenema@deventit.nl. He will be pleased to inform you about this.

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