Institutional Repository “OLYMPIAS”

The Institutional Repository “OLYMPIAS” collects, maintains and displays the intellectual work produced at the University of Ioannina in digital form.

The material of the repository is organized in communities that refer to each Academic Department of the University.

Each community is divided into subcommunities, which include specific categories of digital material produced by each academic department such as:

  • Articles in scientific journals
  • Results of Research Projects
  • Conference speeches
  • Conference proceedings
  • Posters
  • Conference abstracts
  • Books / Monographs
  • Chapters of books / monographs / series
  • Patents
  • Single datasets
  • Doctoral dissertations
  • Postgraduate Thesis

All digital documents (approximately 12000 items) of the Institutional Repository of the former TEI of Epirus are included in the communities of “OLYMPIAS”.

Members of the academic community are obliged to submit their work to the Institutional Repository “OLYMPIAS”. Including PhD and Master’s theses prepared at the University of Ioannina.


Ourania Georgouli (General), Tel. 2651005005, ogeorgou[at]

Agathi Gegiou (Technical support), Tel. 2651005020, agegiou[at]

The I.A. of P.I. “OLYMPIAS” bases its operation on the open source digital object management software DSpace (v. 6.2).

Open access and harvesting of IAS metadata is ensured through the OAI-PMH 2.0 protocol.

⇒ Self-deposit is mandatory for postgraduate and doctoral students of the Foundation. PhD candidates have the additional obligation to submit electronically any publications in journals or conferences resulting from their research, using the corresponding document submission form.

⇒ Self-filing is allowed only when the work has been reviewed, accepted and incorporates any corrections.

⇒ Self-deposit is done through the online submission form at:

⇒ Login to the “OLYMPIAS” service is required using the credentials of the P.I. (Shibboleth).

Uploading a pdf file with the text of the paper is necessary and it is recommended to upload it as “Open access”. The submission file may be locked by an embargo policy or remain hidden in the Institutional Repository if one or more of the following reasons apply:

(a) Issuer policies;
b) Copyright infringement;
(c) Legal sanctions and
(d) National security.

Acceptable file type(s) of the project are:

  • pdf for text,
  • jpeg for images and
  • ppt for presentations.

The size of the files cannot exceed 40 MB in total per submission.

The works in the Institutional Repository “OLYMPIAS” are protected by copyrights belonging to their creator.

The license granted by the author to the Library & Information Center of the University of Thessaloniki concerns only the “non-exclusive right to publish and make available the electronic form of his diploma and postgraduate dissertation and doctoral dissertation on the Internet, through the Institutional Repository, for educational, research, private and non-commercial purposes and in accordance with the access policy he has set” and is a mandatory step in the deposit process.

The Library, in direct cooperation with the responsible secretariat of the submitter, certifies, after the relevant check, the submission of the submission, which is a necessary supporting document for obtaining the diploma.

No printed or electronic copy of theses or dissertations is required to be submitted to the Library.

Keywords identify the content of the task and improve its retrieval. Try to be representative and specific and clearly describe the task.

  • Keywords must be entered in the singular if abstract concepts are and in the plural in the case of measurable objects.
  • Keywords must be entered in the nominal case of the Singular or Plural.
  • Use phrases in natural language rather than keywords where necessary to convey meaning better
  • Avoid inserting abbreviations unless they are widely established

Attribution, 4.0 (CC-BY)

The license allows potential users to redistribute, adapt, modify and create derivatives of the work, even for commercial use, provided they explicitly mention the author of the original.

The use of this license is recommended to maximize the dissemination and use of the licensed material.

Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 (CC-BY-SA)

The licence shall authorise the public to adapt, modify and create derivatives of the work, provided that reference is made to the author and that the remaking takes place under exactly the same conditions.

All new works based on the original will be distributed under the terms of the original licence, so derivative works will be allowed, for example, commercial use.

Attribution—NonCommercial 4.0 (CC-BY-NC)

The license allows others to adapt, modify, and create derivative works of yours, but without commercial use.

New works must recognize you and remain non-commercial, but those who use them do not have to license them on the same terms.

Attribution—No Derivative Works 4.0 (CC-BY-ND)

The license prohibits the creation of new works based on the original, but allows the redistribution of the original work, even for commercial purposes, provided that reference is made to the author.

Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 (CC-BY-NC-SA)

The licence allows users to adapt, modify and create derivatives of the work without making them available for commercial purposes, provided that reference is given to the author and that they remake the work on exactly the same terms.

Attribution—NonCommercial—No Derivative Works 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND)

The license allows the public to access and distribute the work provided reference is made to the author, but prohibits any modification or redistribution for commercial purposes.

Public Domain License (CC0)

The licence gives a large margin of freedom as to the use of the work. The work is made available by the author in order to become the public domain of humanity.

The only right retained by the author is that of authorship of the work, which remains inalienable.

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