As a result users of www.TheEuropeanLibrary.org will be able to search and retrieve material from the national library of Russia-Moscow. The European Library is a service of the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL).TELL Fleur points out that the European Library is not the same as the European digital library that is now under development. However, Ms. Fleur Stigter writes that "the European Library is the organisational ground for the European digital library." It is hard to tell how these two project might entwine. There are some European digital library treasures on the European Library web site, but it is unclear if these are truly part of "the" European digital library. (Fleur, perhaps you can leave a comment and educate us?)
Following the links concerning the European digital library, I found information on the i2010 initiative to create "a European Information Society for growth and employment." What a spectacular project that will cross geographic and cultural boundaries in order to help Europe collect, manage and preserve its knowledge.
Unfortunately, we don't receive a lot of European library news on a day-to-day basis. Therefore, I'm glad to see this new blog that will help to keep us up-to-date.
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