HSN/IISH participates in Alfalab

The Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences has decided to grant Alfalab additional funds to add another demonstrator to its set of virtual research environments. This additional funding will allow brand new partner IISH to realize a third ‘lab’, the so-called Lifelab, next to currently foreseen Textlab and GISlab. At  the present stage of Alfalab Lifelab will concentrate on building a portal for historical population counts and the exploration of the ways of integrating data by way of ‘proof of concept applications’. The building of a well defined, open and easy access to the data of the Historical Sample of the Netherlands will be the first pilot. This will be realized by way of implementing Intermediate Data Structure which is a common platform and the first integration model for historical data on micro-, meso- and macrolevel.

Lifelab will be financed by the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the International Institute for Social History (IISH) and the Data Archiving and Networking Services (DANS) and amounts to a total of  € 164,300. The project will be realized during 2010-2011.

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