SearchCulture.gr is a cultural digital space developed by EKT in collaboration with Digital Convergence. It aggregates Greek Digital Cultural Content produced by institutions through public funding.
The objectives of this project in accordance with national priorities and European policies are: to provide free and central access to digital cultural resources, tο promote and interconnect Greek cultural digital content and to integrate it into Europeana.
EKT aggregates through SearchCulture.gr the national cultural content and provides it, as a major aggregator, to the european digital library Europeana.
This way, the Greek cultural heritage is internationally promoted.
Until now EKT has delivered the collections of 28 institutions contributing to Europeana with totally 103,121 items.
EKT enriches and homogenizes the aggregated content with respect to types and chronological information. Therefore, the content of SearchCulture.gr is been classified to a compact and balanced set of types, to historical periods and is enriched with homogenized chronologies.
EKT has published 2 guides with recommendations for generating open digital content
The guides set interoperability and documentation guidelines as well as technical guidelines for digitization and digital files that promote long-term preservation and reusability of Open Digital Content.
Institution: Baron Michael Tossizza Foundation