Many visitors choose to let archive documents be scanned for a small fee. Scans can ease your research and make (long) travel obsolete.
The Zeeuws Archives has a special service called “scanning on request”. You can request a scan via the archive inventory.
- This service is provided free of charge.
- If you want to request a scan, you have to log into “My Reading Room” (Mijn Studiezaal). If you do not have an account, you have to create one.
- Search for the document you want to scan in the archive inventory. The inventory number, of which the individual archive documents are a part, will always be scanned in its entirety.
- At the detail view of the documents, in the top right of the description, click the icon with the CD.
- You can request more than one scan at the time. Fill out your personal information and press “send”. You request is now in progress and you will receive an email confirming this.
- Before we scan archive documents, a Zeeuws Archives employee will judge the state of the document. If it is not possible to scan the requested document, you will receive an email about this.
- If it is possible to digitalize a document, the scans will be available in 2 to 5 weeks at the inventory number in the archive inventory. You will receive information via email about the progress of your request and finally a notification when the scans are available. They are now publicly available to view and download for free.
Frequently Asked Questions
When the icon with the CD is missing, the document cannot be digitalized through the Scanning on Request service. This is the case with charters or non-public archive documents.
In this case, you can use the envelope icon to ask for advice. It might be possible to get scans through another means, or to view the original in the reading room.
Not all archive documents are available for scanning. The requested inventory number needs to meet the following criteria:
- at least 75 years of age (for privacy reasons)
- must be in good material condition
- should not be excessively large in size.
Just because it is not possible to scan a document, doesn’t mean that it is not possible to view the inventory number. When the documents are public and in good material state it is always possible to view them in the reading room.
When you request a scan without being logged in, this function doesn’t work. After logging in to “My Reading Room” you have to find the document you want to scan again.
More about the Archive Inventories
Learn more about the functions within the Archive Inventories/plan-je-bezoek/studiezaal/uitleg-over-de-archiefinventarissen/