This Communication describes progress towards the creation of the European digital library as well as the actions deployed by Member States to address organisational, financial, technical and legal issues, essential for making cultural material available on the internet. Europeana, will be launched in November 2008 and will show the potential of a common access point to Europes distributed cultural heritage. [extract]

Full title: Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Europes cultural heritage at the click of a mouse: progress on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation across the EU  

COM (2008) 0513, 11.8.2008

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