Kennisland conducted a stakeholder analysis for CATCHPlus, a major project focusing on the valorisation of software tools that make cultural heritage more accessible.
It is imperative to open up collections to future users as doing so will ensure that our cultural heritage is and remains accessible. The principal goal of CATCHPlus is to increase the interoperability between and accessibility of the digital collections of cultural heritage institutions. CATCHPlus develops software that optimises searches and navigation in cultural heritage data. This development is an important step towards one Digital Collection in the Netherlands, and encourages cooperation and cohesion in the heritage sector.
Kennisland and CATCHPlus
CATCHPlus has commissioned Kennisland to study how the management and maintenance of services and software tools developed in CATCH can be embedded in a sustainable manner, including after the project has ended. A stakeholder analysis was created to this end, in which interviews and desk research were used to identify several potential paths for valorisations. After the delivery of the stakeholder analysis, Kennisland remained involved in CATCHPlus, including via its project leader role in BMICE (Cultural Heritage Innovation Business Model).
Between 2009 and 2010, Harry Verwayen served as project leader for CATCHPlus. Since March 2010, he has filled the position of Director of Business Development at Europeana. Martijn Arnoldus has assumed his tasks.