As part of a pilot project that DANS is carrying out for the Rijksmuseum, employees from DANS and the Research Services department came together to reflect on this issue. It concerns advice on the management and storage of the Rijksmuseum’s scientific research data, including the flow of information that starts with instruments that analyse art objects in different ways and generate significant amounts of digital data. This data must be processed and stored securely. Thereafter, the data must be made available for further digital research. This might result in more data that the researcher must be able to deposit in a public data repository that uses the FAIR principles.
DANS is making an inventory of the possibilities for streamlining such an information chain. By means of a landscape study of both the scientific and the heritage sector at national and international level, DANS tries to gain insight into various infrastructures and possibilities.
For more information, please contact Herbert Van de Sompel. Also have a look at the research page of the Rijksmuseum.