Organisations and Networks

Groups that sponsor efforts in the field or that serve as points of information.

Arts and Humanities E-Science Support Centre (AHeSSC)

This Initiative aims to enable research practitioners to embed the advanced use of ICT in their research and teaching practices.

Budapest Open Access Initiative

Arising from a small but lively meeting convened in Budapest by the Open Society Institute (OSI) on December 1-2, 2001, the Budapest Open Access Initiative is a statement of purpose and strategy, furthering progress in the international effort to make research articles in all academic fields freely available on the internet.

DELOS - Network of Excellence for Digital Libraries

DELOS is a Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries conducting a joint program of activities aimed at integrating and coordinating the ongoing research activities of the major European teams working in Digital Library - related areas with the goal of developing next-generation Digital Library technologies.

Digital Preservation Coalition

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is an advocate and catalyst for digital preservation, enabling its members to deliver resilient long-term access to content and services, and helping them derive enduring value from digital collections.


DissOnline provides a wide range of information on the electronic publishing of dissertations and post-doctoral theses. Information is held which is of relevance for authors, libraries, scientific institutions and publishing houses.

eDAVID - Expertisecentrum DAVID

Expertisecentrum DAVID is a centre of research and knowledge on digital archiving.

Grid Cafe

GridCafé is an online resource attempting to provide a broad and balanced introduction to grid technology. 

ICA (International Council on Archives)

The International Council on Archives (ICA) is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the advancement of archives worldwide.

ICOM - The International Council of Museums

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is an international organisation of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world's natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible.

ICSTI - International Council for Scientific and Technical Information

ICSTI, The International Council for Scientific and Technical Information, offers a unique forum for interaction between organizations that create, disseminate and use scientific and technical information.

IMAP - Independent Media Arts Preservation

Independent Media Arts Preservation, Inc. (IMAP) is a nonprofit service, education, and advocacy organization committed to the preservation of non-commercial electronic media.

INA - Institut National de l'Audiovisuel

The Institut National de l'Audiovisuel is a public organisation responsible for deposits from France's six national television channels (public and commercial) and five public radio channels.

JISC Digital Media

JISC Digital Media's mission is to support the UK's education sector in achieving greater digitisation and use of digital media resources (still images, moving images and sound resources) for teaching, learning and research.

MINERVA - Ministerial Network for Valorising Activities in Digitisation

MINERVA is a European network of Member States' Ministries to discuss, correlate and harmonise activities carried out in digitisation of cultural and scientific content.

NDIIP - The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program

The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program is a project of the United States Library of Congress, implementing a national strategy to collect, preserve and make available significant digital content, especially information that is created in digital form only, for current and future generations.

NPO - National Preservation Office

The British Library houses the National Preservation Office, which provides an independent focus for ensuring the preservation and continued accessibility of library and archive material held in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The UK e-Science Programme

The UK e-Science Programme was a coordinated initiative involving all the Research Councils and the then Department of Trade and Industry to support the development of generic technologies, such as the software known as middleware, that are needed to enable very different resources to work together seamlessly across networks.