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


Παρουσίαση - Ανοικτή Συζήτηση με αφορμή την κυκλοφορία του συλλογικού τόμου με τίτλο ‘Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities’


(Ελληνικά) Η Μονάδα Ψηφιακής Επιμέλειας του Ινστιτούτου Πληροφοριακών Συστημάτων/Ερευνητικό Κέντρο “Αθηνά” σας προσκαλεί στην ανοικτή παρουσίαση του συλλογικού τόμου Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities


Open Science Fair, 6-7 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017 - Αθήνα


H Μονάδα Ψηφιακής Επιμέλειας με τη παρουσίαση του Δημήτρη Γαβρίλη και Πάνου Κωνσταντόπουλου με τίτλο: «MOPSEUS: Facilitating Open Access in the Humanitites» συμμετέχει στο 1ο Διεθνές Επιστημονικό Συνέδριο για την Ανοικτή Επιστήμη με τίτλο: “Open Science Fair 2017”.


RDA-Europe / BlueBRIDGE Datathon on Fisheries and Aquaculture, 15-16 June 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece


On 15-16 June, in Heraklion, Crete, data scientists, and practitioners, students, researchers were invited to join the datathon co-organised by the RDA-Europe and BlueBRIDGE.


Workshop: "Archaeology and Architecture in Europeana" - Leiden University

On 13-14 June at the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University, Europeana and CARARE are organizing a two-day workshop. The theme of the workshop is “Archeology and Architecture at Europeana”.


DARIAH Digital Methods and Practices Observatory Working Group (DiMPO) Warsaw Workshop


The Digital Humanities Centre at the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences hosted in May 7-8 the DARIAH DiMPO Workshop.


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

  • Digital Curation Services
    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.

  • arkwork
    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.


    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.

  • dsi2
    Europeana DSI

    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.

  • RDA
    RDA3 - RDA Europe – the European plug-in to the global Research Data Alliance

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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Scholarly Ontology: modelling scholarly practices..
Constantopoulos, Panos; Pertsas, Vagianos
In: International Journal on Digital Libraries, Volume: 18 (3), Pages: 173–190, 2017, ISSN: 1432-5012.
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.
Digital Methods in the Humanities: Understanding and Describing their Use across the Disciplines.
Constantopoulos, Panos; Hughes, Lorna; Dallas, Costis
In: Schreibman, Susan; Siemens, Ray; Unsworth, John (Ed.): A New Companion to Digital Humanities, Chapter 11, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2016, ISBN: 9781118680599.
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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.