Spanish civil war photographs, Ottoman manuscripts, historic medical films and thousands of theses, journals and academic articles are among the digital resources that Europeana Libraries is working with. When the Project finishes at the end of 2012, it will have created:
- A valuable resource for scholars, with full-text search capabilities for written works
- A robust network of national, university and research libraries
- An efficient aggregation model that can be used by research libraries across Europe
New Website For The European Library
Research communities worldwide now have unrivalled online access to the collections of national and university libraries from 46 European countries following the launch of the new European Library portal.
The fully updated website provides a single point of access to over 200 million high quality source, plus excellent search and retrieval tools. It enables researchers to find, use and share a vast range of materials (including digital and multimedia content) with speed and ease.
There are 10 million digital items, from rare books and manuscripts to images and videos. There are also 24 million pages of full‐text content in every subject and a wealth of bibliographic records.
“We are working towards tomorrow’s library,” said Erland Kolding Nielsen, Chair of The European Library Management Committee, and Director General of The Royal Library of Copenhagen. “Research communities depend on us and we exist to serve them so we have completely redesigned The European Library portal to meet their needs.”