SearchCulture.gr is the Greek Aggregator for Cultural Heritage Content, a cultural digital space developed by EKT in collaboration with Digital Convergence. It aggregates Greek Digital Cultural Content produced by institutions through public funding.
EKT has recently published a new version of specifications to be followed by digitization projects. This specifications document constitutes up-to-date guidelines that will help beneficiaries of new digitization projects to produce and publish interoperable, qualitative and re-usable digital cultural content.
SearchCulture.gr now has two new ways of publishing data. The Web API allows third-party applications to search for and display data aggregated here. Linked Data is a publishing approach which allows data integration and use.
If you are an organization with cultural content, you can contribute it to SearchCulture.gr and Europeana. This way you will increase the findability and reach of your collections while helping showcase the dynamic of Greek cultural heritage.
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.
Historical Notice: A Crusader institution par excellence, the Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem adopted naturally as its emblem a white cross on a red field (in heraldic terminology �Gules a cross argent�). Even after the adoption of the eight-pointed cross (Maltese cross) in the 16th c., in most heraldic depictions the simple Greek cross was still used.
Institution: Institute of Historical Research (IHR/NHRF)