Title: Solving aggregation problems of Greek cultural and educational repositories in the framework of Europeana

Authors: Emmanouel Garoufallou; Vangelis Banos; Alexandros Koulouris

Addresses: Department of Library Science and Information Systems, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, 141, GR 57400 Sindos, Thessaloniki, Greece ' Hellenic Institute of Metrology, Intersection: ??6 and ??10 Industrial Area of Thessaloniki, Block 45, 57022 Sindos, Thessaloniki, Greece ' Department of Library Science and Information Systems, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Agiou Spyridonos Street, 12210 Egaleo, Athens, Greece

Abstract: The paper describes a set of software tools and methodologies followed by the Hellenic Aggregator and Greek cultural, educational and scientific institutions in order to contribute their content to Europeana. The software tools are presented and their impact on the publishing, aggregation and dissemination process of Greek content to Europeana is described. The work of the Hellenic Aggregator, the methodologies developed and the new software tools, which were created, improved the publishing process of Greek institutions and promoted their content to Europeana. During this process, difficult technical challenges were overcome and a clear path has been created for Greek content providers who would like to publish their content to Europeana. Without these software and methodologies, harvesting Greek digital content from Europeana would not be possible. The present study outlines also the work on supporting Europeana Semantic Elements (ESE) metadata schema.

Keywords: Europeana; OAI-PMH; metadata harvesting; EDM; institutional repositories; digital libraries; aggregation; learning resources; educational resources; cultural resources; ESE; Europeana Semantic Elements; Europeana Data Model; semantics; ontologies; digital content; Greek educational repositories; Greek cultural repositories; Greece.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSO.2013.056602

International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2013 Vol.8 No.2, pp.134 - 144

Received: 24 Jul 2012
Accepted: 16 Apr 2013

Published online: 14 Oct 2014 *

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