Europeana goes live


After a brief and overwhelminingly popular launch in November, Europeana – the European digital library, museum, and archive has relaunched its current prototype, providing direct access to more than 2 million digital objects, including film material, photos, paintings, sounds, maps, manuscripts, books, newspapers, and archival papers.

Plans for Europeana Version 1.0 with links to over 6 million digital objects are in store for 2010. One of many parallel projects of The European Library, this cross-cultural and scientific heritage portal is funded by the European Commission and its member states, overseen by the EDL Foundation, and made possible through the efforts of an extensive network of partners and contributors.