Welcome to my web site!
My name is Vangelis Banos. I am an Information & Communication Systems Engineer, Msc. I am focused on software engineering, digital libraries, metadata, aggregators, web archiving, digital preservation and search engines.
I am living in Thessaloniki, Greece but I work with interesting people all over Europe. Below, you can see a list of the most interesting things that I’m working on right now.
NEW: I won the 3rd place in the 1st Open Public Data Hackathon organized by the Greek Ministry of Administrative Reform and E-Government. Check out my application: http://hackathon.vbanos.gr/ and the Ministry’s press release.
NEW: My recent interview in Greek TV
ArchiveReady.com is an innovative online tool which determines if your website will be archived correctly by web archives.
One of my most important projects is openarchives.gr, the first and most important search engine for Greek scientific and cultural content.
UltraCl@rity is a search engine indexing the full text of all Greek Government public documents, published online through the “Cl@rity” open gov data project.
I am working with Future Library, a non-profit organisation aiming to improve Greek public libraries with the support and the funding of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. We are currently working on digital libraries and Europeana in the context of the LoCloud Best Practice Network.
I am developing oaipmh.com, a web application which enables validation and data extraction from OAI-PMH enabled digital libraries.
I was leading BlogForever, a collaborative FP7 research project, from 2011 to 2013. BlogForever developed an exciting new approach to harvest, preserve, manage and reuse blog content.