After the Brain-Storm: Innovative Ways to Sustain Project Results

A session at DISH 2011

Wednesday 7th December, 2011

2:00pm to 4:00pm (AMT)

Many research projects with external funding face the challenge of how to sustain their project results after the funding ends. The consortia of such research projects often consists of large networks of (international) partners, which threaten to fall apart at the project end. There are various brainstorm methods to create business models, but what happens after the brainstorm stage?

This workshop focuses on the next step: implementing a business model for sustaining project results. The organisers have experience in this area due to the different initiatives they are currently involved in: IMPACT, BHL, BHL-Europe and CATCHplus. After a short introduction on these four projects there will be a discussion around four main topics: 1. Vision, 2. Organisation, 3. Commitment, and 4. Costs & Revenues

Each topic will be introduced by one of the organisers, with innovative real-life examples from their specific project. The four projects involved each give a different view on the possibilities in this area: IMPACT has recently launched a Centre of Competence for Digitisation, starting from a network of 26 European partners, global BHL has successfully and organically fostered a model for global expansion of biodiversity heritage literature, BHL-Europe being one of its regional nodes and CATCHplus is focused on promoting cooperation and coordination in the information infrastructure of the heritage sector in the Netherlands.

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Biodiversity Heritage Library provides free & #openaccess to #biodiversity literature online. Legal: http://s.si.edu/legal bio from Twitter

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Boris Jacob
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Henning Scholz

BHL-Europe Project Coordinator bio from Twitter

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Hildelies Balk

Head of European Projects in KB. Interests: digitisation, preservation, innovation, art and pointless babble bio from Twitter

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IMPACT (Improving Access to Text) is a centre of competence for mass digitisation of historical printed text bio from Twitter

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Biodiversity Heritage Library for Europe bio from Twitter

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DISH 2011

Netherlands Netherlands, Rotterdam

6th9th December 2011

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Time 2:00pm4:00pm AMT

Date Wed 7th December 2011

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