D-NET Installations

D-NET is today the enabling platform used to operate the data infrastructures of several National Consortia and European Commission projects:

National aggregators


European Commission data infrastructure projects

  • OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) adopted D-NET as the technology to integrate existing services and build the infrastructure of Open Access articles funded by FP7 EU projects. it is an FP7 Combination of Collaborative projects and Coordination and Support Actions. 
    • OpenAIREplus (2nd-Generation Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe): FP7 Combination of Collaborative projects and Coordination and Support Actions - Integrated Infrastructures Initiative project (I3) proposal (grant agreement: 283595, call: FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2011-2). The project continues and extends the OpenAIRE System in the direction of openly share research data and link it to the relative publications. 
    • OpenAIRE2020 (Open Access Research Infrastructure towards 2020): H2020 EINFRA project, continuing and improving the OpenAIRE infrastructure as constructed in the projects OpenAIRE and OpenAIREplus. Its main technical goals are in the direciton of collecting and inferring links between funders (EC and National funders), publications, datasets, and software material. 
  • HOPE (Heritage of the People's Europe) is a "Best Practice Network'' for archives, libraries, museums and institutions operating in the fields of social and union history. The goal of the project is providing a unified access to materials about the European social and labour history from the 18th to 21st centuries, and proposing guidelines and tools for the management, aggregation, harmonisation, curation and provision of digital cultural heritage content.
  • EAGLE (Electronic Archive of Greek and Latin Epigraphy): FP7 Best Practice Network (grant agreement: 325122, call: FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2012-1). The project brings together some of the most prominent European institutions and archives in the field of ancient epigraphy to provide a significant quantity and quality of content for Europeana
  • EFG (European Film Gateway project): adopted the D-NET software to build the European infrastructure of film archives. It is a Best Practice Networks project (grant agreement: ECP 517006-EFG, call: FP7 EU eContentPlus 2007). The project aims at deploying and maintaining a pan-European Film Gateway infrastructure, capable of gathering, aggregating and exposing film information and content available from Movie archives across European countries. The EFG online portal, will provide direct access to about 790,000 digital objects including films, photos, posters, drawings, sound material and text documents. Users will have the possibility to search (in multiple languages) and to browse through the digital objects. EFG aims at supporting technical and semantic interoperability between cinematographic archives and it will support the export to Europeana. EFG will also evaluate measures to  be taken to deal with IPR issues.
    • EFG1914: ICT Policy Support Programme - Pilot Type B (Grant agreement: 292276, Call: CIP-ICT-PSP-2011-5, 2.2. \Digitising content for Europeana"). EFG1914 will digitise and make available 710 hours of lm and 6.800 film-related items on the theme of World War I held by 21 European archives in 15 countries. The content will be made available through the EFG Portal and Europeana and, addition to that, in a special virtual exhibition dedicated to the content digitised in the project and to themes around WWI, film, the European film industries and their audiences in a decade of conflict and cataclysm. The project is supported by the Association des Cinmathques Europennes (ACE) and the Europeana Foundation itself.
  • DRIVER project (integrated as part of the OpenAIRE infrastructure): the DRIVER Infrastructure maintains the European Information Space of Open Access publications and offers  a portal with advanced user functionalities to operate over such Space. Currently, the DRIVER infrastructure runs release D-NET v1.2, numbering around 40 service instances running over 9  hosts, locate at ISTI-CNR (Pisa, Italy), NKUA (Athens, Greece), ICM (Warsaw, Poland) and University of Bielefeld (Bielefeld, Germany). The European Information Space numbers 320 registered and validated repositories from Europe and beyond, to aggregate around 6,000,000 metadata records.