Spinque’s 10 Year Anniversary

Spinque’s 10 Year Anniversary

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. Instead, we invited our closest customers and partners, who helped define what Spinque has become today, for online drinks and a moment of reflection on […]

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Search Design in the Time of Corona

Search Design in the Time of Corona

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 since life is concentrating at home and moving online. People work from home, children are educated at home and more and more companies provide their […]

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Oorlogslevens.nl – finding eyewitnesses to WWII

Oorlogslevens.nl – finding eyewitnesses to WWII

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. Since the number of people who can talk from personal experience about the war is ever-dwindling, sources are becoming ever more important for bringing stories from the war to light. The NOB used Spinque Desk to […]

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U-reka! – search for city councilors

U-reka! – search for city councilors

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 at the launch event, team ‘Experienced’, equipped with a laptop, paper documents and with access to a helpline was pitted against team ‘Young’, solely equipped with a laptop with U-reka. The competition […]

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Reduce, reuse, recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle

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 Stadsarchief Rotterdam in the context of the Dutch Digital Heritage Network, the network of heritage institutions that jointly develops a system of facilities and services for improving the visibility, usability and sustainability of […]

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Should I wait or grab a cup of coffee?

Should I wait or grab a cup of coffee?

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. This is accurate, but not very informative. I recently did an internship at Spinque where I created a prediction model to help users […]

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Kafka latency

Kafka latency

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. In particular, we want to make sure that the end-user (i.e. the clients of our clients) can expect quick responses […]

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Lean search design met Spinque Desk (Dutch)

Lean search design met Spinque Desk (Dutch)

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? Ik had bovenstaande zoekvraag zelf al een tijdje in mijn hoofd zitten. En nu ik bij Spinque werk wilde ik weleens weten wat Spinque Desk hierin voor mij zou kunnen […]

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