Europeana Libraries project

Five million digital objects to be made available via Europeana Libraries project.

Europeana Libraries is a two-year project that aims to bring together the digital collections of 19 of Europe's leading research and university libraries, including the Universities of Belgrade, Berne, Ghent, Lund, Oxford and Vienna.

Work has begun to add over five million digital objects to Europeana, including manuscripts, texts and film.  The objects span centuries of European history.  Europeana Libraries will be the first cultural digitisation project to investigate full-text searching of the five million objects it adds to Europeana.

Louise Edwards, who is the General Manager of The European Library, said: "This project will offer wonderful new resources for Europe's humanities and social science researchers. Unique source materials that were known only to small numbers of scholars will now become widely accessible, promoting new understanding and cross-border study."

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