About us

Martijn (1)Martijn van der Kaaij (Amsterdam, 1971) studied history, specializing in the application of ICT in history and culture. He has gained extensive experience in the historical and cultural sector, in projects ranging from the development of one of the first online exhibitions in Netherlands ('Digitale kanalen: het water van Amsterdam') to work on the metadata (models, stylesheets a process) for Digital Warehouse (e-depot) the Royal Library.

Outside the sector Martijn has done many projects in the field of digital document and records management (DRM) and business process design and workflow implementation. His clients range from large (DRM training at the European Central Bank, process design for British Aerospace) to small (customized training for the staff of the National Library of Aruba is responsible for digitization of the collections). In the field of the Semantic Web and Open Access, he's an expert.

Martijn speaks Dutch, English, German, French and Spanish, and can provide training and advice in all these languages.

BeaBea van der Kaaij graduated musicologist specializing in Medieval Studies, Choirmaster and certified Secretary and Paraveterinary. This not so usual combination of knowledge and skills leading to a varied working life: Koordirigent, Secretary, veterinary assistant, Tour Manager and Promoter (especially for choirs, orchestras and organists).

Since the establishment of Heron Information Management LLP 2013, Partner who mainly deals with the administrative and organizational side of the business.

WesselWessel van der Kaaij (Wageningen 1995) became a partner at Heron in March 2015, initially alongside studying Geology at the University of Leeds.

Since May 2016 He works full time for Heron. He is mainly engaged in research, sales and communication and now gives more and more training. He has a great interest in history, Archeology and Geology. In his spare time Wessel sings bass in various project choirs and is taking singing lessons to develop his solo singing.

LianLian Wintermans (Dordrecht, 1974) has extensive experience in information management in the cultural heritage sector. She began her career with small and medium-sized scholarly publishers and in 2009 joined the Royal Library, the national library of the Netherlands. She combines attention to detail with strategic insight and focuses primarily on metadata (from models en standards to concrete application and processes). Lian is the represents the Royal Library in EURIG, the European RDA Interest Group and is a member of Dutch RDA Committee.

Knowledge transfer is a core theme throughout Lians working life. What began with training new employees in the organization grew to giving training via GO Opleidingen and – through the Royal Library – to the Master's students “Book & Digital Media Studies”.

Lian combines a background in the slavistics (specialization Russian literature) with an education in information sciences. In 2014 she started a vocational training in classical music, the first part of which (general theoretical subjects) she concluded successfully in 2017.

Since 2008 Lian has regularly been working together with Martijn. In 2017 Lian joined Heron as an associate, in March 2018 she became a partner.