“Scientific Documentation of the Digitised Material, Digitisation of Special Collections and Scientific Coordination of Digitization Activities” part of the Project "Digitisation and Digital Documentation of the Collections of the Ministry of Culture" (3rd CSF – Information Society – Measure 1.3)

The scope of this subproject included the scientific documentation of the digitised material and the scientific coordination of digitization activities in order to ensure the accuracy and validity of documentation and the correct use of digitised material, as well as the digitisation of the Historical Archive of the Archaeological Service and of the Archive of Illegally Trafficked Antiquities.


Within the frame of the subproject the scientific criteria for the standardisation of documentation processes and the description of the digitised material were formulated at both the data and metatdata level, a user guide for the Informatics System of the National Archive of Monuments and a presentation of the system in cd-rom format were prepared, terminology lists enabling the correct and fast recall of the digitized material and ensuring compatibility with future data entry were developed. Finally, the content of this portal was prepared.


An important part of this subproject was the digitisation of a section of the Historical Archive of the Archaeological Service, with the aim of promoting this important cultural resource. The majority of the archival items that were digitised date from the 19th century (documents, photographs, maps etc.). The preservation and conservation of these documents was the primary goal but ultimately they will be used to present a picture of the history of archaeology in Greece.


Finally, within the frame of this subproject the Archive of Illegally Trafficked Antiquities was documented and digitised. These monuments constitute an integral part of Greek cultural heritage. The digitisation activities were completed in cooperation with the Directorate of Museums, Exhibitions and Educational Programmes and involved primarily the scanning of photographic material and the parallel documentation of the monuments.

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