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.
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.
SearchCulture.gr, as the Greek National Aggregator, contributes to the European Digital Library Europeana. Until now EKT has delivered the collections of 114,000 institutions contributing to Europeana with totally 31 items.
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.
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.
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Institution: Cultural Foundation of the National Bank,