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>> Since early 2013, the Hellenic National Map Library has been abolished and replaced by the  Archive for Cartographic Heritage, as a department of Hellenic General State Archives (4109/2013)

>> The Centre was established in 1997, by a government Decree voted unanimously in the Parliament, as the National Centre for Maps and Cartographic Heritage - National Map Library a non profit public utility under private law.

>> In 2006 the original Decree was modified and the Centre changed name called now the European Centre for Communication, Information and Culture - National Centre for Maps and Cartographic Heritage - National Map Library, collecting then a civil association which was at that time under liquidation.

>> The National Centre for Maps and Cartographic Heritage - National Map Library is a self-administrated and partially self-financed institution, aiming at the development and diffusion of the cultural, educational, social, artistic, scientific and technological dimension of Cartography and maps. The preservation of and the access to carographic heritage in a society based on knowledge, information and communication is of major importance. The Centre's main concern is the development and management of a digital map library and the implementation of new digital information and communication technologies encouraging and supporting access to the world's map heritage.

>> After the 2006 alteration of the Centre's original profile some new aims of european content were added; among others distributing the information provided by the European Union, developing projects, organizing events like seminars, lectures, meetings, exhibitions, games and cultural festivals, in order to distribute the european ideas  to citizens and local communities as well as transmitting their questions and proposals to the Greek and European authorities, etc.


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