Europeana is back again!

I have already posted about the website Europeana. At the time (22 Nov) I announced the launch and the simultaneous crash of the new European digital library, museum and archive, but now it's online again in a beta version. A great resource not to be missed. Here´s a hint about what is it:

Europeana: think culture

Europeana.eu is about ideas and inspiration. It links you to 2 million digital items.

  • Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects
  • Texts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papers
  • Sounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts
  • Videos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts

Some of these are world famous, others are hidden treasures from Europe's

  • museums and galleries
  • archives
  • libraries
  • audio-visual collections
You can use My Europeana to save searches or bookmark things. You can highlight stuff and add it to your own folders.

This website is a prototype. Europeana Version 1.0 is being developed and will launch in 2010 with links to over 6 million digital objects.

Europeana.eu is funded by the European Commission and the member states.