Wednesday, October 22, 2008


The EU is launching a web site, Europeana (in November) to create a digital, on-line encyclopedia cataloging European culture. "... What an EU commissioner has in mind is a rich digital encyclopedia of Europe's cultural heritage. "Europeana" is an ambitious project to digitize large portions of the continent's national libraries and put as much of European civilization as possible -- books, maps, paintings, photos, films -- online for free ..."

EU Plans Backup Copy of European Civilization