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In 2000 the Institute implemented the changes to its organizational structure that had been announced in 1999 and drafted a new medium-term policy paper for the years ahead. We were fortunate to... [Annual report]
In 1999 the Institute made significant changes to its organizational structure in order better to cope with new opportunities and restraints. We were happy to receive a number of important archival... [Annual report]
In 1998 the Institute attained many of its aims for the years 1997-2000. Our new collection development plan in Asia gathered momentum. The number of visitors to our Web site increased spectacularly... [Annual report]
In 1997 the Institute greatly increased its presence on the Internet, with satisfactory results. We expanded our international service with a number of network  utilities. Once again, access to the... [Annual report]
In 1996 the Institute significantly improved access to its holdings in both qualitative and quantitative respects. The Internet multiplied the number of users. We received several fascinating... [Annual report]
The IISH was reasonably successful during the 60th year of its existence. The international committee appointed by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) to assess the Institute's... [Annual report]
Like last years, this year's bad news was mainly financial. Although most of the considerable budget cuts announced by the ministry of Education andScience in 1993 were cancelled or at least shelved... [Annual report]
The year saw a hardening of unfavourable trends that are likely to persist in the foreseeable future. The Dutch government is gradually shifting part of the burden of the social security system... [Annual report]
During the reporting year, new policy priorities formulated in 1991 were adopted and implementation initiated. At international level, the focus was on Central andEastern Europe. And preparations... [Annual report]
Developments in Central and Eastern Europe meant 1991 was a hectic year for all those working for the aims of the IISH. Extensive use was made by those countries of the IISH's expertise in the field... [Annual report]