Information Systems Laboratory


Category: national

Project Title: POLEMON - Coordinated informatics services for the documentation, management and promotion of cultural heritage

Funding Organization: General Secretariat for Research & Technology-GSRT (GR), EPET

Coordinator: FORTH-ICS Foundation for Research & Technology/ Institute of Computer Science, Panos Constantopoulos

Partners: Aristotle University of Salonica (GR), Epsilon Software (GR), Intrasoft AE (GR), Benaki Museum (GR), Institute of Computers and Communication Systems of National Technical University of Greece (NTUA), Greek Ministry of Culture (GR)

Duration: 01/01/1995 - 31/12/1997

Expiration Date: 31/12/1997

Total Budget: 1631887

FORTH ICS budget: 381699

Project Objective: 

The very aim of the Polemon Project was the creation of an information system for the National Monuments Record, together with an Integrated Museum Information System, for implementation at national level. The Polemon Project was underway from late 1994 to 1997, as part of the EPET II programme administered by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Greece. The information systems for the National Monuments Record and the museums share a complementary relationship. The need to develop two distinct systems arises from the different depth and breadth of detail each is required to serve. Added to this is the fact that the National Monuments Record handles information compiled and held by separate, independent and geographically dispersed divisions - regional divisions and other services within the Ministry of Culture. On the other hand, a museum is usually an integral institution with its own character, aims and activities. Having said this, the overall makeup of the two systems is congruent as far as information and functions are concerned. The Semantic Index System (SIS) has been used for the implementation of both systems.

National Monuments Record Information System
Integrated Museum Information System
Semantic Index System (SIS)

Contact Person: Chrysoula Bekiari,

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