Wednesday, 25 February 2009

European digital library launched

Europeana, Europe’s multimedia online library is now available. It enables people around the world to access more than two million books, maps, recordings, photographs, archival documents, paintings and films online. These resources come from national libraries and cultural institutions of the European Union's 27 Member States.

Europeana was created by the European Commission in 2005 and is run by the European Digital Library Foundation. It is hosted by the Dutch national library, the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, and contains material from over 1,000 cultural organisations from across Europe. The Commission plans to invest €2 million per year of EU funding in Europeana over the next 2 years.



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