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Off the blocks: sprinting with the municipality of Utrecht

Posted on 26/01/2021 by Peter Tessel.

2021 started well with a design-and-develop sprint with the municipality of Utrecht. In just one week, we added video as a new feature to U-reka, the search application that was launched last year and that supports the [...]

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Spinque's 10 Year Anniversary

Posted on 03/06/2020 by Roberto Cornacchia.

On 28 May 2020 we celebrated our 10 year anniversary. We had planned to have a nice party in our hometown of Utrecht, but unfortunately live events are out of the question at the moment due to the Covid-19 pandemic [...]

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Search Design in the Time of Corona

Posted on 26/03/2020 by Peter Tessel.

Just like the rest of the world, for two weeks now the Corona virus has gripped the Netherlands. Unlike other countries we are not (yet?) in a lockdown situation but we were called upon to keep social distance and ever [...]

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Oorlogslevens.nl - finding eyewitnesses to WWII

Posted on 11/02/2020 by Peter Tesel.

Today we want to congratulate the Dutch Network War Collections (in Dutch: Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen (NOB)) with the launch of oorlogslevens.nl (warlives.org): the starting point for finding Dutch victims of WWII. [...]

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U-reka! - search for city councilors

Posted on 06/02/2020 by Peter Tessel.

Last week search application U-reka was launched to much acclaim. U-reka helps city councilors of the city of Utrecht and their staff members find relevant information easily and quickly. During a playful competition [...]

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Reduce, reuse, recycle

Posted on 07/11/2019 by Peter Tessel.

Today we celebrate World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD) together with the Dutch digital heritage community. The central event today 'The Big Picture of sustainable access' is organised by Het Nieuwe Instituut and [...]

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Should I wait or grab a cup of coffee?

Posted on 16/10/2019 by Laurens Kuiper.

While creating a search strategy in Spinque Desk, you often want to check the output at a particular point in your evolving strategy. Right now all you see is 'X operations left' as the system is building a preview of your results. [...]

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Kafka Latency

Posted on 18/06/2019 by Kay Werndli.

Here at Spinque, we are constantly trying to improve our products and always have an open ear for feature requests from our clients. Now, new features are always nice but we want to make sure that the end-user experience is not negatively affected by it. [...]

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Lean search design met Spinque Desk (Dutch)

Posted on 27/02/2018 by Laurens Vreekamp.

Stel, jij krijgt de volgende opdracht van een hoofdredacteur van een landelijke krant: 'Ik wil iedere dag zien welke nieuwsonderwerpen we gisteren niet hebben gecovered (en onze concurrentie wel).' Hoe zou jij dit dan aanpakken? [...]

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