In the Netherlands, all sorts of organisations are currently engaged in digital knowledge sharing. Examples include museums, libraries and cultural heritage managers. In doing so, they are often faced with problems.
The RNA project investigates reliable, efficient and affordable digital knowledge-sharing solutions. We use technologies that have already proven their worth in practice, but which have not yet, or hardly, been combined, or have not yet been applied to the field of (in particular) cultural heritage.
The RNA project applies these solutions to a number of cases that are representative for the knowledge-sharing issues for which many knowledge organisations are currently trying to find an answer.
The official name of the RNA project is Project Referentie_Netwerken. However, the name RNA project has found broad acceptance by now. RNA stands for Reference Network Architecture.
The RNA project is subsidised by the Ministry of Economic Affairs on the basis of the Actieplan Elektronische Snelwegen [Electronic Highway Action Plan] budget. It reports on the project status to the Ministry of Onderwijs, Cultuur & Wetenschap.
The project officially started on January 1 2005 and will end on December 31, 2007. The real kick-off took place on May 20 2005.