Networks of Design in the Semantic Web: A Case Study in Constructing Digital Collections

By Triantafillia Kourtoumi.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Within the social-driven aspect, the target is to create an archival data base by documenting the experience of migrant women of current flows in the city of Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, a city with a long multicultural history, now becoming a new home for migrants primarily from East Europe and the Balkans. As to the technical aspects of the project, a review of oral history projects and digital libraries software has led to the selection of the JeromeDL platform for the development of this thematic web collection. Current oral history sites generally provide basic search features, access to transcripts and audio files. The Thematic Web, adds value to the oral history collection not only by semantic annotations made by the social research team, but also by using the JeromeDL platform, a Social Semantic Digital Library, developed by the National University of Ireland, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) ( The target is to combine reusability of resources concerning the specific topic to explore the medium’s research potential by a wide spectrum of user types, ranging from the inexperienced, novice user, to the highly proficient and advanced user of digital resources.

Keywords: Thematic Web Collection, Social Semantic Digital Library, Oral History Project

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 8, Issue 11, pp.127-132. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 539.759KB).

Dr. Triantafillia Kourtoumi

Historian- Senior Archivist, Historical Archives of Macedonia, General State Archives of Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr. Triantafillia Kourtoumi serves as a Senior Archivist at the General State Archives of Greece, Historical Archives of Macedonia; as an associate lecturer at the Department of Human Studies of the Hellenic Open University; as an associate lecturer at the Department of Social and Educational Policy, University of Macedonia; as an associate lecturer at the Department of Librarian and Information Studies, of the Technological Educational Institution of Greece. She also serves as an associate lecturer at the Hellenic National Centre of Public Management; and for the year 2003 at the International Centre of Public Management, Hellenic Branch of the United Nations.


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