Volkswagen – The Company Archive
In December 1999, after a two-year planning and construction period, the Volkswagen Communications Department opened a company archive with the task of systematically taking over, making accessible and using the historically relevant documents on the history of Volkswagen. Therefore this facility is facing enormous quantities of analogue and also digital material that will have to be viewed, recorded and preserved on a long-term basis for future generations. The set-up of a »Digital Archive« for the recording and administration of documents that are significant for the history of Volkswagen AG could be realised within a few months by combining a document management system of the American company Documentum and a software solution especially developed for this project by fme.
»The digitalisation allows direct and gentle access to old, possibly already damaged, or frequently required files, plans or publications. In addition, a useful contribution to the internal and external communication is intended through the presentation and research possibility by means of a browser interface.«