Open Access Cake

Who knew publishing Open Data could be so rewarding? The good people
at DANS sent me a cake because I was the first to publish research
data under Open Access (read more about this on This data was the result of a very small research project.

The goal of the “Diepere Maritieme D2015-01-28 11.31.25ata” (DMD) project was to enrich the CLARIN Dutch Ships and Sailors (DSS) Linked Data cloud with links from DSS records to scans of the original archival documents from which the data was digitized. Specifically, we enriched the subset “Noordelijke Monsterrollen Database  (Northern Muster Rolls Databases) created by historian Jurjen Leinenga which was converted to an RDF dataset within the DSS project (Persistent Identifier: urn:nbn:nl:ui:13-czhm-ug URL:

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