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 of the Apollonis infrastructure at the Kick off meeting of "Culture, Digital Media and Entrepreneurship: From Digitization to Gamification"


APOLLONIS, the Greek Infrastructure for Digital Arts, Humanities and Language Research and Innovation will be presented by our colleague Agiatis Benardou on Friday 18 May at the kick off meeting “Culture, Digital Media and Entrepreneurship: From Digitization to Gamification.”


Round table: "Digital Humanities: Is Music part of them?", 2nd conference of Music Libraries and Archives, Athens Concervatoire, 27 April 2018


Our colleague Agiatis Benardou will be the moderator of the round table “Digital Humanities: Is Music part of them?” at the international conference organized by IAML Greece on 27 and 28 April 2018.


The Digital Curation Unit at the Pelagios “Enable Babel” workshop, Berlin, 20-22 February 2018


The Digital Curation Unit, with our colleague Maria Ilvanidou, traveled to Berlin and the Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, to participate at the “Enable Babel” workshop organized by Pelagios Commons on 20-22 February 2018.


APOLLONIS kick off meeting, 5-6 February 2018


The kick off meeting of the “APOLLONIS: Greek Infrastructure for Digital Arts, Humanities and Language Research and Innovation” project was held at the Athena Research Center on 5-6 February 2018. During the two-day meeting, all project partners came together to discuss and establish a detailed strategic plan, while various working groups were formed.


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

(Ελληνικά) Η υποδομή ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΣ έχει ως αποστολή τη δημιουργία και λειτουργία ενός περιβάλλοντος υπηρεσιών, πόρων, εκπαίδευσης και υποστήριξης, το οποίο θα επιτρέπει την ολοκληρωμένη πρόσβαση και αξιοποίηση συλλογών ψηφιακών πόρων των ανθρωπιστικών επιστημών και της γλωσσικής τεχνολογίας για ερευνητικούς, εκπαιδευτικούς, αλλά και παραγωγικούς σκοπούς, καθώς και τον εμπλουτισμό αυτών και την παραγωγή και ενσωμάτωση νέων.


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

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.

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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.

  • 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.