Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture

Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus Υπουργείο Παιδείας και Πολιτισμού, Κύπρος CMOEC
Working language(s): MUL(Multilingual Content)
Content language: MUL(Multilingual Content)

Ministry

http://www.moec.gov.cy/

27 Ifigenias Street Strovolos Nicosia Cyprus

The national aggregator for Cyprus is based in Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture with the initials CMOEC. It is supported by open-source software. It is a national initiative and is currently harvesting collections from a variety of cultural heritage institutions, as well as academic institutions in Cyprus.


In addition to data publication CMOEC offers:

  • Annual training performed by the aggregator's team: during the training, all participants are presented with new tools and hands-on sessions,

  • Metadata submission via OAI-PMH, or FTP server,

  • Data mapping in EDM,

  • Data enrichment,

  • Feedback report to participants,

  • Helpdesk by email and phone.

Technical conditions for working with CMOEC:

  • A participant CHI must have the ability to provide an OAI-PMH endpoint or exportation of their records in XML files so that the aggregator can proceed in harvesting and mapping the data collected, 

  • The data format is preferably in Dublin Core schemas.

In addition:

  • Aggregator strongly advises all CHIs to provide good quality and well-documented content and generally keep enriching their collections so as to keep the accessibility at high levels,

  • Aggregator encourages participants to maintain open access and free reuse policy on their content so as to keep the datasets as open as possible to everyone,

  • Aggregator advises participants to keep up with Europeana's strategies, policies and technological upgrades so as to keep an effective workflow on their data in terms of publishing in Europeana.

Limitations: None. The aggregator is working with public and private CHIs.

Financial conditions: None.

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