Science meets Heritage

Networking Day

zaal met beeldscherm, presentator, banners

On 26 November, Tuesday in the Digital Heritage Week, the network meeting took place where heritage and research came together: where do we see shared interests, principles and target groups? Where can the networks reinforce each other? Do we see opportunities to make connections between heritage and science?

On this page you will find the slides with the presentations.


foto van Ingeborg Verheul, Marcel Ras en ondertekend manifest

Being part of the Digital Heritage Network means working according to certain principles and a shift from "institutional thinking" to "network thinking". A growing number of organisations from the heritage sector support this approach and believe that we can only get the most out of digital heritage if we work together on this. They therefore endorse the manifesto [pdf] of the Digital Heritage Network. During the combined networking day in the Week of the Digital Heritage, the LCRDM also signed the manifesto.


"Together with all other organisations in the network we provide the digital memory of the Netherlands; a memory that we can contribute to and continue to use together."
(Translated from the 'Manifest Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed')

Use cases Heritage

Three use cases about how data and collections combined provide added value for heritage and science. The heritage sector uses three perspectives: Visible, Usable and Sustainable.

Visible Heritage

Network maritime Sources

Jeroen van der Vliet – senior curator Scheepvaartmuseum, Sebastiaan Derks  – Head Datamanagement Huygens Instituut

Usable Heritage

Time Machine

Claartje Rasterhoff – Universiteit van Amsterdam, Pauline van den Heuvel, Stadsarchief Amsterdam

Sustainable Heritage

Booksellers in Leiden

Kristina Hettne – Centre for Digital Scholarship, Universiteit Leiden


Digitisation affects all sectors of society. Not only in the heritage sector, but also in science. Libraries, archives and museums are working on making their (digital) collections visible, usable and sustainable. New is that the NDE digital heritage coaches help heritage institutions with this.

Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed


Within the LCRDM, research assistants (or if you want: data stewards) work together to help researchers at universities, colleges and other research institutions to handle their data in the best possible way according to the FAIR principles: findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.


Use cases Science

Three use cases about how data and collections combined provide added value for heritage and science. The FAIR perspective is on the rise in dealing with scientific data: Findable, Accessible, Interoperabel, Reusable.

Findable Science

Oceanografic Data and Heritage

Taco de Bruin – Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee

Accessible Science


Olaf Jansen – KB Nationale Bibliotheek

Interoperable Science


Ben Companjen – Universiteit Leiden


enkele logos en pcs

The network meeting has been organised by the National Coordination Point for Research Data Management (LCRDM), KNAW Humanities Cluster and the Digital Heritage Network (NDE) and took place in Leiden University Library and in the context of the Digital Heritage Week.

Programme committee: Wilbert Helmus, Marcel Ras (NDE), Ingeborg Verheul (LCRDM), Sebastiaan Derks (HUC / KNAW).

Due to circumstances two planned presentations have been replaced, this page shows the programme with the replacement.