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From: "Yvette P. Hoitink" <>
Subject: Re: research in Nederland
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 10:49:59 +0200
Most archives allow the use of laptop computers, but some don't allow you to
use their power sockets. So always make sure you have your batteries charged!
As far as photocopying is concerned, there are three types of documents:
1. The ones you may copy yourself. Usually these are the xeroxcopies present
in the study hall.
2. The ones you are allowed to have the archivists make copies of. These are
the documents that you have to order from the storage, and which are in a good
enough condition to be copied. The assesment of the condition of the document
is done by the archivist.
3. The ones where no copying is allowed. These documents may be very fragile,
too thick, encased in plastic for protection, too large, etc. Most of the
times photographing these documents is allowed, either by yourself or by a
photographer hired by the archives.
Good luck on your trip,
Yvette P. Hoitink
Ed Ripmeester wrote:
> I am planning a visit to Holland in September and hope to be able to do
> research in the Streekarchieven and Rijksarchief. I have information
> regarding locations and operating hours.
> I have several questions regarding use of these facilities:
> 1. I am wondering if there are any requirements for entry to do research?
> 2. Are photocopy machines available?
> 3. Is it permitted to use a laptop computer and scanner?