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Press releases

  • Europeana reaches 20 million items
    pressrelease Created: 6 January 2012

    Europeana reaches 20 million items

    Europeana's 20 millionth digital artifact, Caravaggio's painting of David with the Head of Goliath, has just been contributed by the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The dataset was made available via Kulturpool, the Austrian aggregator. Kulturpool, dev
  • Mobile browsing will transform the web
    pressrelease Created: 20 December 2011

    Mobile browsing will transform the web

    A new report, Culture on the Go, from UK web-watchers CIBER Research, shows how access to information is changing as people search for, read and use information on the move. A growing proportion of web browsing happens on smartphones like the new Mac iPhon
  • Remembering the First World War
    pressrelease Created: 14 November 2011

    Remembering the First World War

    Europeana Collections 1914-1918 will create by 2014 – the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War - a substantial digital collection of material from national libraries and other partners from eight countries that found themselves on different sid
  • French National Librarian for chair
    pressrelease Created: 2 November 2011

    French National Librarian for chair

    The Chief Executive of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Bruno Racine, has been elected to chair the Board of the Europeana Foundation, responsible for the EU's primary cultural heritage showcase, Europeana.eu.
  • Digitisation and Digital Preservation
    pressrelease Created: 2 November 2011

    Digitisation and Digital Preservation

    The European Commission has just adopted a Recommendation on Digitisation and Digital Preservation, asking Member States to step up their efforts, pool their resources and involve private actors in digitising cultural material and making it available throu
  • Digital Public Library of America and Europeana
    pressrelease Created: 21 October 2011

    Digital Public Library of America and Europeana

    Two major digital library networks have reached an agreement to collaborate in ways that will make a large part of the world's cultural heritage available to a large part of the world's population. The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), which will p
  • New look Europeana launches
    pressrelease Created: 14 October 2011

    New look Europeana launches

    Europeana, Europe's digital library, museum and archive, today launches a redesign with new functionality. The new interface has more visual appeal and has been adapted for iPads and Android touchscreens, bringing all the benefits of touch to Europe's onli
  • Support Open Data licensing
    pressrelease Created: 14 October 2011

    Support Open Data licensing

    Meeting at the Royal Library of Denmark, the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL), has voted overwhelmingly to support the open licensing of their data. CENL represents Europe's 46 national libraries, and are responsible for the massive collec
  • Europeana trials new software in Remix launch
    pressrelease Created: 13 October 2011

    Europeana trials new software in Remix launch

    Europeana, the digital library, museum and archive, has opened a new interactive video space, Europeana Remix, which enriches a short film on a First World War friendship using the latest HTML5 and Popcorn.js technology.
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