Digital Library "Europeana" Opens to the Public

Nov 21, 2008

Europeana, Europe’s multimedia online library, has opened to the public. Internet users around the world can now access more than two million books, maps, recordings, photographs, archival documents, paintings, and films from national libraries and cultural institutions of the EU's 27 Member States. Europeana makes it possible to search and browse the digitized collections of Europe's libraries, archives, and museums all at once. Europeana was initiated by the Commission in 2005 and brought to fruition in close cooperation with national libraries and other cultural bodies of the Member States as well as with the support of the European Parliament. Europeana is run by the European Digital Library Foundation. Over 1,000 cultural organizations from across Europe have provided material for Europeana.