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


4CH: What will the Competence Center do and who are its end users?


Would you like to know what the Competence Centre on the Conservation of Cultural Heritage will do and who will benefit from it? Watch the short videos prepared by the 4CH project!


NeMO and Scholarly Ontology in OpenMethods Spotlight #3


OpenMethods Spotlights #3 is looking behind the scenes of NeMO and the Scholarly Ontology (SO)!


2nd APOLLONIS Summer School in Digital Humanities, 13-14-15 July 2021

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After a gap year, due to the pandemic, the Summer School in Digital Humanities, organized by Digital Curation Unit and APOLLONIS Infrastructure returns as a virtual event on 13-15 July 2021!


MSc in Digital Methods for the Humanities: application deadline 16.06.2021


The application deadline for the MSc in Digital Methods for the Humanities at AUEB is 16.06.2021.


“DH goes Viral” Digital Workshop, 26.04.2021


Almost one year since the very successful “DH in the Time of Virus” Twitter conference, the Digital Curation Unit is organizing the follow-up event “DH goes Viral”, this time a digital workshop in which we aim to reunite the Twitter Conference participants alongside further DH researchers, in order to reevaluate and reappraise the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in DH research.


“DH in the Time of Virus” 1st Runner Up in the DH Awards!


We are thrilled to announce that the “DH in the Time of Virus” Twitter Conference, organized by DCU and APOLLONIS infrastructure, was named 1st Runner Up in the Best DH Response to COVID19 category of the DH Awards 2020!

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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    4CH - Competence Centre for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage
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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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    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).

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.