Amsterdam, NL The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research coordinates scientific research in the Netherlands. Dutch science claims 2.6 percent of the global output of scientific publications where annual scientific research expenditures amount to approximately 9 billion euro.
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences is a forum, conscience, and voice for the arts and sciences in the Netherlands. The Academy promotes the quality of scientific and scholarly work and strives to ensure that Dutch scholars and scientists make the best possible contribution to the cultural, social, and economic development of Dutch society.
“DANS” is the Dutch national organization responsible for storing and providing permanent access to research data from both sources, humanities and social sciences. DANS is developing the Easy On Fedora (EOF) prototype using Fedora software. The aim of the EOF project is to establish an improved and easily expandable software infrastructure as the basis for many solutions.
DANS is currently gaging community interest in planning and participating in a Fedora Netherlands User Group Meeting to discuss how Fedora is being used there. Attendees will be encouraged to share their own experiences, and to learn from each other’s Fedora efforts.
Easy On Fedora will be among the topics to be presented. The EOF prototype provides users with software as well as with the required infrastructure, in addition to a completely updated EASY web application that uses the infrastructure. Using standard solutions like Fedora to facilitate interoperability, EOF creates more structure at the data level with content models. The project aims to be future-oriented and “future-proof” as much as possible. EOF has done extensive research on the future of archiving in many fields and are anxious to share information with the Fedora community. If you are interested in participating please contact Lodewijk Bogaards. Date and location information will follow.