In order to reuse some elements of the State Archives' IT infrastructures for the needs of the future data archive, a mapping between Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) was developed. This crosswalk will enable the State Archives of Belgium to feature metadata pertaining to social science datasets in its online catalogues. The mapping is introduced in a paper published by the International Association for Social Sciences Information Services & Technology (IASSIST) in its open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal, IASSIST Quarterly.
In addition to Tuesday and Friday, the reading rooms of the State Archives in Arlon, Liège, Mons and Namur will be open on Saturday 6 October 2018 from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. On Saturday, you can consult original documents only after prior reservation via e-mail or phone before Friday 1.00 pm at the State Archives in question. You can also consult our digitised maps, plans and photographs and use the search engines and microfilms.