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


Best Student Paper Award for the Paper "MORe: A micro-service oriented aggregator"!


Our colleagues Dimitris Gavrilis, Vangelis Nomikos, Konstantinos Kravvaritis, Stavros Angelis, Christos Papatheodorou and Panos Constantopoulos received the Best Student Paper Award for the Paper “MORe: A micro-service oriented aggregator”!


DCU participates in the first Mind the Lab event organized in Athens


DCU participated in Mind the Lab, an innovative scientific event organized in Athens, Greece.


Europeana Research Grants Scheme nominated for this years' Digital Humanities Awards


DCU is very happy to announce that the Europeana Research Grants Scheme, which we co-designed and co-developed, has been nominated for this years’ Digital Humanities Awards!


Closure of the ARIADNE project


The Final Event of the ARIADNE project was held in Florence on the 15-16 Dec. 2016. We were proud to participate in the closing event of a successful project in which we were responsible for setting up and supporting the aggregation/enrichment infrastructure, the ARIADNE portal as well as other services.


The Digital Curation Unit participates at the DARIAH Winter School 2016


The DARIAH Winter School 2016 was held in Prague in the 24 to 28 of October and was entitled “Open Data Citation for Social Sciences and Humanities”. Issues of Open Access, Open Data, Open Peer Review and Publishing, Platforms and Infrastructures were discussed, as well as the work performed by the research infrastructure of DARIAH.

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


    The DariahTeach project is a consortium of seven universities and research centers across Europe aiming to develop an open-source, high quality, multilingual reference curriculum for the digital arts and humanities.

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    Europeana DSI-2

    The Europeana DSI-2 project, the second 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-2 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.

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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DiMPO - a DARIAH infrastructure survey on digital practices and needs of European scholarship.
Dallas, Costis; Clivaz, Claire; and Chatzidiakou, Nephelie; Hadalin, Jurij; Gonzalez-Bianco, Elena; Immenhauser, Beat; Maryl, Maciej; Schneider, Gerlinde; Scholger, Walter; Tasovac, Toma; Vosyliute, Ingrida
Presentation at the 6th AIUCD Annual Conference, Rome: Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale. , 2017.
MORe : A micro-service oriented aggregator.
Gavrilis, Dimitris; Nomikos, Vagelis; Kravvaritis, Konstantinos; Angelis, Stavros; Papatheodorou, Christos
In: Volume: 672 of the series Communications in Computer and Information Science Springer International Publishing, 2016, ISBN: 978-3-319-49157-8.
Do you remember the first time?: Case Studies on digital content reuse in the context of Europeana Cloud.
Benardou, Agiatis; Garnett, Vicky; Papaki, Eliza
Poster presented at the 2016 Digital Humanities Congress , 2016.
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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.