Digitalization in Education: Idelsoft and University of Amsterdam
The University of Amsterdam approached Idelsoft, a software development company, to build this online archive library. The project involved digitizing and securely organizing over 10,000 files and manuscripts, developing scanning/uploading capabilities, implementing enhanced user experience features, supporting large numbers of users/files without degrading quality, ensuring compliance with data protection regulations, and providing different access levels.
To support this research, there was a need for a digital library platform that could:

  1. Preserve and provide broad access to the vast collection of private archival materials and personal documents.
  2. Enable efficient organization, tagging, metadata management, and search/retrieval capabilities.
  3. Facilitate collaboration among researchers working across different locations.
  4. Aid in analyzing the textual, visual, and other content within the materials.
  5. Ensure security and controlled access levels to protect the rare and unique primary sources.
  6. Create a centralized digital repository for future research use.

Idelsoft successfully delivered the online archive library project through business analysis, UI/UX design, frontend/backend development, quality assurance, and project management. The solution facilitated digitization, organization, search, and secure access to the university's vast collection while adhering to privacy and regulatory requirements.

  • Frontend Developer
  • 2 Backend Developers
  • Cloud Engineer
  • UX Designer
  • QA Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
Consolidating private archival collections and autobiographical materials into a centralized digital repository, scholars gained opportunities for comprehensive discovery, analysis, and collaboration across the library. The digital archive now ensures long-term preservation of the original documents while enabling advanced computational techniques and sharing of findings.

Additionally, it established a foundational resource for future research initiatives exploring related themes within the region and time period under examination.

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