Introduction to Digital Resources for Knowledge: The Digital Library of the CHS Greece

Program's identity and key information

  • Organizer: CHS Greece
  • Dates: September through May
  • Location: Nafplio, Greece (and via Harvard Zoom)
  • Types:
    • Part I "Introduction to Digital Resources for Knowledge"
    • Part II "Introduction to Digital Resources for Knowledge: The use of digital resources by young researchers"
  • Held: Annually
  • Application deadlines: September–May (interested schools can submit their participation form at any time) 
  • Program Coordination: Matina Goga (CHS Greece, matina.goga@chs.harvard.edu+30 27520 47030, int. line: 1)
  • Language: Greek (and if necessary, English)

Submit the form for your school's participation in the Digital Library Program:

About the Program

Overview

The Digital Library Program for schools (DLP) is designed to introduce participants to the digital methods used for the dissemination of knowledge by academic institutions such as Harvard and the CHS. The program is addressed mostly to secondary education students. It can be easily adjusted to the educational level and needs of the attending students, including undergraduates. The duration of the program ranges from 45 to 60 minutes depending on the students' feedback and the closing questions and answers session. 

Part I

During their visit at the Center for Hellenic Studies, students and their professors are offered a short introduction to Harvard University and to the activities and objectives of Harvard’s CHS Greece. These introductions are followed by a presentation of the Center’s Digital Library, a virtual portal allowing access to the databases that form the Harvard online library system, while attending practical examples of research in the Digital Library’s databases. Additionally, participants learn about important open-access online tools and digital repositories that Harvard as well as other educational institutions offer in order to support research and studies across disciplines.

Part II

Senior High School students and undergraduates can attend the specialized cycle of the program "Introduction to Digital Resources for Knowledge: Part II. The use of digital resources by young researchers" which focuses and presents specialized techniques for research, assessment, and citation of the digital resources, useful for their projects and their future educational steps.