The Digital Curation Unit


The mission of the Digital Curation Unit (DCU), established in 2007, is to conduct research, develop technologies and applications, provide services and training, and act as a national focus point in the field of digital curation.


Latest news


Presentation at the one-day event "Promotion and Management of Monuments in Greece: Modern approaches and perspectives», 26.10.2018


Presentation on “Immersive technologies as methods for the promotion of historically-charged cultural heritage sites” by Agiatis Benardou at the one-day event “Promotion and Management of Monuments in Greece: Modern approaches and perspectives», 26.10.2018.


Spotlight paper at ISWC 2018 - “Ontology-Driven Extraction of Research Processes”


Paper “Ontology-Driven Extraction of Research Processes” at ISWC 2018 has been selected as spotlight paper and nominated for best student paper award.


A brand new website for APOLLONIS infrastructure


The new website of APOLLONIS, the Greek Infrastructure for Digital Arts, Humanities and Language Research and Innovation, has been launched!


"Connecting archaeology and architecture data: updating the CARARE metadata schema" Presentation


A presentation on “Connecting archaeology and architecture data: updating the CARARE metadata schema” was made by our colleagues Dimitris Gavrilis and Christos Papatheodorou, along with Kate Fernie (2Culture Associates), at the CARARE Workshop “Archaeology and Architecture in Europeana” (University of Lund, Sweden, 20.06.2018).


Participation in the DARIAH Theme Workshop "Facilitating Cooperation Between Humanities Researchers and Cultural Heritage Institutions"


The Digital Curation Unit and our colleage Maria Ilvanidou took part at the DARIAH Theme Workshop “Facilitating Cooperation Between Humanities Researchers and Cultural Heritage Institutions,” held in Warsaw on 19-20 June 2018.


Presentation at the "Digital History" one-day event, Historical Archive of the University of Athens

Digital History event

A presentation on “Local history and construction of contemporary historical narratives of WW1 in the digital domain: The cases of Europeana 1914-1918, Cymru 1914 and Living Legacies” was given on 14.06.2018 by our colleague Agiatis Benardou at the “Digital History” one-day event of the Historical Archive of the University of Athens.

DCU is undertaking research and development projects, in collaboration with research, governmental and private sector organizations, relevant to the broader field of digital curation.

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    APOLLONIS. Greek Infrastructure for Digital Arts, Humanities and Language Research and Innovation
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    Digital Curation Services

    The project Digital Curation Services supports the advancement of research and development efforts according to DCU’s research directions and work programme.

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    ARKWORK - Archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment

    The COST action ARKWORK is aimed at forming an interdisciplinary network that will collect the knowledge and experiences of researchers and projects, national as well as European, in producing and exploiting archaeological knowledge.

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    Europeana DSI

    The Europeana DSI project, the third project for the completion of Europeana’s strategy 2015-2020, builds on and continues the operation of the existing Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure’s (DSI) Core Service Platform (CSP). The project Europeana DSI aims at providing a better customer experience in all user groups, at improving metadata and data quality, at making data more openly accessible and at strengthening the Europeana ecosystem.

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    NEP4DISSENT: New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent

    A research network funded by the COST Association to study East European cultures of dissent (1945-1989).

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    SHARE 3D - Sharing new perspectives

    The European Commission (Connecting Europe Facility – CEF) funded project “Sharing new perspectives” will use interest in 3D as a driver to encourage end-users to engage with content that is accessible through Europeana in a creative and highly interactive way.

Tools and Systems

MORe Aggregator

MORe Aggregator

The Metadata & Object Repository (MoRe) is an easy and powerful tool to aggregate information. Harvest metadata from multiple sources in multiple schemas. Validate, clean and normalize large amounts of content. Transform into a common schema and publish to multiple targets.

Mopseus Digital Library

Mopseus Digital Library

The Mopseus digital library is a flexible and powerful digital library. Design and use any metadata schema, define taxonomies and integrate them with cataloguing.

Latest Publications

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Ontology-Driven Extraction of Research Processes.
Pertsas, Vayianos; Constantopoulos, Panos; Androutsopoulos, Ion
In: Vrandečić, Denny; Bontcheva, Kalina; Suárez-Figueroa, Mari Carmen; Presutti, Valentina; Celino, Irene; Sabou, Marta; Kaffee, Lucie-Aimée; Simperl, Elena (Ed.): The Semantic Web – ISWC 2018. 17th International Semantic Web Conference, Monterey, CA, USA, October 8–12, 2018, Proceedings, Volume: 11136 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science Pages: 162-178, Springer, 2018, ISBN: 978-3-030-00670-9.
Ontology-Driven Information Extraction from Research Publications.
Pertsas, Vayianos; Constantopoulos, Panos
In: Méndez, Eva; Crestani, Fabio; Ribeiro, Cristina; David, Gabriel; Lopes, João Correia (Ed.): Digital Libraries for Open Knowledge. TPDL 2018., Volume: 11057 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science Pages: 241-253, Springer, 2018, ISBN: 978-3-030-00065-3.
Archaeological Knowledge Production and Global Communities: Boundaries and Structure of the Field.
Laužikas, Rimvydas; Dallas, Costis; Thomas, Suzie; Kelpšienė, Ingrida; Huvila, Isto; Luengo, Pedro; Nobre, Helena; Toumpouri, Marina; Vaitkevičius, Vykintas
In: Open Archaeology, Volume: 4 (1), Pages: 350–364, 2018, ISSN: 2300-6560.
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Training on digital curation practices as well as on specific tools and systems is an important aspect of the Digital Curation Unit’s activities. The Digital Curation Unit, as a training provider, often undertakes educational programs either in the context of a project or by assignment.

This section features the training programs, seminars, summer schools and all other educational activities that the DCU has undertaken in the past or is planning for the immediate future.