Online Services and Access to Repositories

Heritage-UC1Digital Libraries to provide access to services via portals and relevant infrastructure:

  • in order to enable topical research inquiries and data related studies;
  • deliver results/ data from previous field research;
  • present 3D reconstructions and documentation of archaeological sites, heritage monuments and artefacts – possibly with geo-located data; and,
  • field research and scientific datasets.


A digital library is a collection of collections of electronic knowledge resources developed and maintained in order to meet the totality of information needs for a given user population. Classical Digital Library Model


As digitization of cultural heritage artifacts progresses by the museums of Europe and access to their digital archives is provided to an ever-growing number of people from all around the globe, operating Digital Libraries and facilitating data-mining technologies for large repositories requires excessive amounts of computing power that only a HPC can offer. Furthermore, Grid-based solutions to inter-connect various library systems should be designed in order to allow end-users to search for content from a unique portal.