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Subject: The EU's Europeana on-line library, museum and archive needs content from more Member States now
From: Jan Szczepanski <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 24 Feb 2010 13:42:57 +0100

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Ur ett pressmeddelande från EU parlamentet som kom igår

se även

While welcoming the opening and development of /Europeana/, MEPs deeply 
regret the unevenness of Member State contributions. They urge 
governments and cultural institutions to co-operate closely in speeding 
up digitisation, and "not to restrict availability to the territory of 
their country". They also urge them to provide more audio and video 
material, "paying special attention to those works which deteriorate 
easily". MEPs propose a funding and advertising campaign entitled "Join 

The report urges the Commission and Member States "to take all necessary 
steps to avoid a knowledge gap between Europe and non-EU countries", so 
as to make /Europeana/ "one of the main reference points for education 
and research purposes". The committee also recommends creating a 
separate on-line space, within /Europeana/, where users can create content.


De åsikter som framförs här är mina personliga 
och inte ett uttryck för Göteborgs universitets-
biblioteks hållning

Opinions expressed here are my own and not
those of the Gothenburg University Library 

Jan Szczepanski
Förste bibliotekarie 
Goteborgs universitetsbibliotek 
Box 222
SE 405 30 Goteborg, SWEDEN 
Tel: +46 31 7861164 Fax: +46 31 163797 
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