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.
EKT enriches the aggregated content with homogenized chronology and with historical periods using a hierarchical bilingual vocabulary of Greek Historical Periods that has been created.
Read more and navigate through historical periods here.
EKT enriches and homogenizes the aggregated content against a hierarchical bilingual Vocabulary of Types that has been created.
Therefore, the content of SearchCulture.gr is been classified to a compact and balanced set of types which gives it semantic cohesion and improves its searchability, presentation and multilingualism.
EKT has set specific requirements against which it validates and certifies the aggregated content at daily basis.
The requirements regard a variety of standards on metadata, digital files and interoperability services of content management systems.