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The stakeholders network

SearchCulture.gr cultural content aggregator is supported by and supports a strong network of stakeholders. Museums, archives, galleries, libraries and other cultural institutions, both public and private, are involved by providing documented digitized cultural content. This way they increase the findability and reach of their collections while helping showcase the dynamic of Greek cultural heritage.

Collection resources can be in the form of text, audio, image, video, cartographic material or material created in digital form and chronologically cover all periods of Greek history, architecture and art.

Why join?

  • SearchCulture.gr, as a central portal hosting authoritative Greek cultural content and having already high volumes of visitation traffic, supports the discovery of individual collections. In addition, your collection is placed in a wider context of prestigious cultural content, and so its value is further augmented.
  • The organization and its collection have a very visible presence in the Portal, both on each record page and in the network pages.
  • There are redirection links on each Record to the originating site or repository, the originating organization's site and the record’s original view page, increasing the traffic to both sites.
  • We enrich the content available from SearchCulture.gr in terms of authoritative bilingual vocabularies, increasing its usability. Moreover, even if your documentation has only been done in Greek thanks to the semantic enrichment of EKT, it is also discoverable and usable by an English-speaking audience.
  • SearchCulture.gr provides advanced navigation and content search features (advanced search, chronology, hierarchical navigation in types and historical periods, result filters, etc.)
  • Should you wish, your content can be sent to Europeana, increasing even more its reach and international visibility.

How can I join?

If you have documented cultural content and implement the OAI-PMH metadata protocol, you can easily have your content aggregated by SearchCulture.gr. Your data should be made available to EKT through OAI-PMH and in particular by following one of the ESE, EDM or, under conditions, one of the following standards: OAI-DC, Qualified DC (QDC), HEAL, MODS and DC- DS-XML.

Detailed technical specifications are available here.

The process in seven steps

  1. Express your interest by completing the relevant form:

    Declaration of Interest Form

  2. We assess your content and its interoperability
  3. We sign a Memorandum of Data Provider for SearchCulture.gr
  4. We aggregate your metadata and thumbnails
  5. We check and enrich your metadata
  6. Your collection is available through the portal
  7. Your collection is sent to Europeana, should you so wish

Any comments or questions? Email us at searchculture@ekt.gr.

If you have unpublished digitized and documented cultural material, you could benefit from our Repository Service which enables you to document, manage and share your digital content with your audience through an easy-to-use SaaS application.