E.U. Plans Digital Library

“More than 6 million books and other culturally significant works are to go online via the European Digital Library over the next five years. The ambitious scheme will involve establishing centres throughout Europe dedicated to rendering works in a digital format, partially funded by the European Commission. The commission plans to establish a framework for setting up the library that respects intellectual property rights.

“The commission also published the results of a consultation on the digital libraries initiative on Thursday, which revealed opinions are divided on copyright issues, in particular between cultural institutions and right holders.

John Leyden. European Digital Library Is Go. The Register. March 3, 2006.

See also:

Steve Ranger. Europe’s Digital Library Taking Shape. March 3, 2006.

Europa. European Commission Steps Up Efforts to Put Europe’s Memory on the Web Via a “European Digital Library.” (Press release) March 2, 2006. Canadian Libraries Join Race to Digitize Books. Dec. 29, 2005.

David A. Vise. World Digital Library Planned. Nov. 22, 2005.


Groklaw. Heads Up, ODF – MS Makes a Pitch to EU Commission Digital Library. March 7, 2006.

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03/06/2006 at 08:55

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