The Digital Curation Unit

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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.

Events

Latest news

11-09-2019

Agiatis Benardou at the two-day event of the Archive "Memories of the Occupation in Greece"

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Our colleague Agiatis Benardou will be participating on 11 October 2019 at the two-day event “Memory, testimony and the digital approach to History: the Archive ‘Memories of the Occupation in Greece'” with a talk on digital research initiatives in Greece and Europe and the evolution of the science of History.

08-08-2019

The 1st Summer School on Digital Humanities was successfully completed!

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The 1st Summer School on Digital Humanities in Greece, organized by Digital Curation Unit and APOLLONIS Infrastructure was successfully completed. The Summer School took place in Athens from 15 to 19 July 2019 at Athens University of Economics and Business.

31-07-2019

Second Round Application for MSc "Digital Methods in the Humanities" at AUEB. Deadline 10/09

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The second round deadline for MSc “Digital Methods in Humanities” applications is 10/09.

11-07-2019

Panos Konstantopoulos talks to LiFO free press

Panos Konstantopoulos. Photo: Paris Tavitian/LIFO

Panos Konstantopoulos, Professor of Informatics at Athens University of Economics and Business, and Director of DCU, talks to LiFO free press

20-06-2019

Call for papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage

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Call for papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage “Talking archaeology: qualitative interviewing and focus group research in archaeology-related communities.” Edited by Costis Dallas (University of Toronto & Athena Research Centre) and Ingrida Kelpšienė (Vilnius University). Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 15 October 2019.

29-05-2019

Keynote by Sarah Kenderdine at National Library of Greece, SNFCC, 15.07.2019

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Professor Sarah Kenderdine (EPFL) will deliver the keynote speech titled “Archives in motion: digital collections and experimental museology” at the opening of our 1st Summer School 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.

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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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Education

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.

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