KBK-1M Dataset available via DANS


We are happy to announce that as of today, access to the KBK-1M Dataset can be obtained through the EASY system of DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services), the Netherlands Institute for permanent access to digital research resources. By setting up this cooperation with DANS we hope to make it more easier for researchers to get access to this dataset. 

The KBK-1M Dataset is a collection of 1,603,396 images and accompanying captions of the period 1922 – 1994. Within EASY you can make your own selection of the files you would like and download only those that are relevant for your research.

To request access to the dataset, please log into the EASY system, click on the tab 'Data files' and request access by including the following information:

  • Your name
  • Affiliation/institution
  • Why you would like access to the dataset
  • How long you would like access

A representative of the KB will contact you and can provide you access to the dataset for scientific or scholarly purposes after a contract has been signed. Please note this process can take a couple of working days before access can formally be granted.