The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision is a cultural-historical organization of national interest. It collects, preserves and opens the audiovisual heritage for as many users as possible: media professionals, education, science and the general public. In addition, the institute develops and disseminates knowledge in the area of audiovisual archiving, digitization and media history.
The collection contains more than a million hours of television, radio, music and film from the beginning in 1898 until today. All programs of the Dutch public broadcasters are ingested digitally every day. Individuals and institutions entrust their collection to Sound and Vision as well. The institute ensures that the material is optimally preserved for (re)use. Broadcasters, producers and editors use the archive for the creation of new programs. The collection is also used to develop products and services for a wide audience, such as exhibitions, applications and various websites.
Web archiving is a part of the collection policy since 2011. Sound and Vision archives websites as a part of the context collection to its audio visual collection. The selection contains not only websites of broadcasters, specific radio or television programs and production companies but also websites where radio and television is discussed, like media related blogs or forums.