Ktisis: Building an Open Access Institutional and Cultural Repository

  • Alexia Dini Kounoudes
  • Petros Artemi
  • Marios Zervas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6436)


The unique value of cultural heritage has long been recognized together with the need for accurate and detailed information in order to preserve and manage cultural heritage material. Any organization whose mission includes promoting access to information is aware of the value of digital collections. For the last few years, digital technology has become very familiar in cultural organizations, providing enhanced access to the content. This paper gives information about Ktisis (, the institutional repository of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). Ktisis was developed by the Library and Information Services of CUT. The paper reflects on the technical issues that the Library had to face in the preparation of this project and the strategy that had to be defined in order to tackle them. Such issues, among others, include the file and metadata format, the design and implementation software, etc.


Open source software institutional repository intellectual rights open access cultural 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexia Dini Kounoudes
    • 1
  • Petros Artemi
    • 1
  • Marios Zervas
    • 1
  1. 1.Library and Information ServicesCyprus University of TechnologyLimassolCyprus

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