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The Library, has been participating in various Greek or European projects over time, concerning either its overall activity or part of its services.
EU ERASMUS+ Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020. Education, training, youth and sport can make a major contribution to help tackle socio-economic changes, the key challenges that Europe will be facing until the end of the decade and to support the implementation of the European policy agenda for growth, jobs, equity and social inclusion.

Developing services for Individuals with Disabilities [DECIDE] (2018-2021)

DECIDE will foster the right of individuals with special needs in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan to access education, enjoy the right of participation in everyday society and to combat discrimination by instilling awareness and acceptance in society as in line with the Bologna Process and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This in turn facilitates the creation of the Access Liaison Officer role at each institution, to promote disability access, and the National Special Needs Awareness Day focus via the nationally strategic Action Groups comprised of Universities, Public Administration institutes, Ministries and NGO's.

The project will promote and develop access to inclusive education, social integration and non-discrimination treatment of those with special needs in education in accordance with Bologna Process and UN criteria. Through implementation of the 8 DECIDE Introductory and Advanced Curriculum modules, the project will foster regional integration and cooperation across different regions of the Central Asian countries through joint initiatives, sharing of good practices and cooperation to improve the level of competencies and skills in HEIs and Society by developing these new and innovative education programmes.

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Library Network Support Services: modernising libraries in Western Balkan countries through staff development and reforming library services (2015-2018)

LNSS aimed to modernise and reform libraries in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo and Montenegro focusing on the challenge of library development as a national issue requiring open and joint involvement of all affected parties, interaction and the readiness to strive for advanced library and information services in this Information Society.

Specific objectives of the project were: Reinforce and modernise libraries and improve the level of competencies and skills of library staff in HEI’s by developing innovative libraries as a support to education and lifelong learning. Develop a library staff development strategy focused on improving standards and quality of library performance, so as to improve the quality of library services and higher education generally, enhancing their relevance for the labour market and society. Enhance the management, governance, innovation capacities and accessibility of libraries through strategic planning and policy development.

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Library Network Support Services (LNSS): modernising libraries in Armenia, Moldova and Belarus through library staff development and reforming library services (2015-2018)

LNSS aimed to modernise and reform libraries in Armenia, Moldova and Belarus focusing on the challenge of library development as a national issue requiring open and joint involvement of all affected parties, interaction and the readiness to strive for advanced library and information services in this Information Society.

Specific objectives of the project were: Reinforce and modernise libraries and improve the level of competencies and skills of library staff in HEI’s by developing innovative libraries as a support to education and lifelong learning. Develop a library staff development strategy focused on improving standards and quality of library performance, so as to improve the quality of library services and higher education generally, enhancing their relevance for the labour market and society. Enhance the management, governance, innovation capacities and accessibility of libraries through strategic planning and policy development

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TEMPUS: Developing information literacy for lifelong learning and knowledge economy in Western Balkan countries [RINGIDEA] (2011-2015).

The project aimed at developing lifelong learning courses and innovative online modules for lifelong learning for universities in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo under UNSC Resolutionl 244/99 and Montenegro, addressing relevant regional priorities for the Western Balkans (Development of lifelong learning in society at large). The main features of the project included the identification of best IL practice, transfer of knowledge, development and implementation of IL programs and training, including online IL suites, development of IL policy and dissemination and exploitation of results across all participating countries.

Wider objective of the project was the Furthering of the Bologna process for a Europe of Knowledge by developing information literacy (IL) programs for use in curricula.

Information Society (2011-2014)

It is about a University project where the Library plays a central role. The project has been running in the context of the operational program named Information Society which is part of the NSRF (2011-2014) The title of the project is “Managing, enhancing and promoting digital academic content at the University Crete”. As its title implies, it aims to provide the means by which the digital content being produced and preserved by the University will be utilized in a way that yields a maximum benefit for its community.

Infosoc (2008) Antaeus
Antaeus program was a project of technological innovation, involved the development of special software that allows Anemi to support electronic tables of contents and indexes, and also enables data integration of all individual electronic indexes to the Integrated Index of Basic Manuals for Modern Greek History and Literature.
3rd CSF - Istros
This project ran in the context of the 3rd Community Support Framework. The duration of the project was 7 years (01/01/2000 to 31/12/2006). Its ultimate goal was the further improvement of library standards, services and resources
3rd CSF - Virtual Union Catalogue
This project ran in the context of the 3rd Community Support Framework. It aimed to create a software product based on Z39.50 protocol that would simulate the environment of a Union Catalogue for the Academic Libraries in Greece.
Digital Library of Modern Greek Studies
The project was funded by the Operational Programme "Information Society" The outcome of the project was a Digital Library named ANEMI which aims to provide simple and quick access to a rich collection of digitized material related to Modern Greek Studies. Apart from finding bibliographic information, the researcher can also browse the documents themselves in electronic form.
Hellenic Academic Libraries Link
The Hellenic Academic Libraries link operates as a Consortium and comprises of 37 Academic Institutions in Greece, 14 Research Institutions of General Secretariat for Research and Technology, plus the Academy of Athens, the National Library of Greece, the Hellenic Parliament Library, the Pedagogical Institute, the National Agricultural Research Foundation and the Universities of Cyprus.
Earlier projects
  • 2nd CSF – Istros
  • 2nd CSF – School Libraries in all regions of Greece
  • Dilos
  • Helen
  • Mediation of rare books over yhe Internet