October 23, 2014

Digitization Projects: European Online Fashion Archive To Launch in May, a Europeana Project

From Vogue UK: A public archive of Europe’s extensive fashion history will soon become available from May 2 with the launch of a website called europeanafashion.eu. Cultural institutions from 12 different countries – including London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and Paris’ Les Arts Décoratifs – will provide artefacts for the online project which will feature […]

Copyright: European Commission Urges Industry to Deliver Innovative Solutions For Greater Access to Online Content

From the European Commission: The European Commission has today adopted a Communication which sets out parallel tracks of action to be undertaken during this Commission’s term of office to ensure that the EU’s copyright framework stays fit for purpose in the digital environment. [Clip] Facilitating the deposit and online accessibility of films in the EU; […]

European Medieval and WWI History Digital Archiving Project Gets €6.5m in EU Funding

From Silicon Republic: Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is leading a four-year collaborative project called CENDARI to digitise geographically dispersed historical data from the medieval European era and from World War I so scholars, and eventually the public, will be able to access everything from illuminated medieval gospels to WWI propaganda using one online portal. The […]

Database Milestones: DART-Europe Theses Portal Now Provides Access to 300,000 Dissertations

From a LIBER Blog Post: The DART-Europe E-theses Portal, hosted by UCL Library Services in association with LIBER, is a metadata aggregation that aims to provide one-stop access to Europe’s open access research-level theses.  DART-Europe now gives access to over 300,000 full-text research theses from 424 Universities in 23 European countries.  The 300,000th thesis to […]

Event Report: “Making Copyright Work for Libraries and Consumers’”

From an IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Summary of the Event: On Wednesday 30th May IFLA, along with the European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), Electronic Information For Libraries (eIFL), Informations Sans Frontières (ISF), Copyright for Creativity (C4C), the European Consumers’ Organisation (BEUC), and Consumers International (CI) organised a one-day event […]

Europe: “Horizon 2020: A €80 Billion Battlefield for Open Access”

From Science: As negotiations proceed to shape the next installment of Europe’s gargantuan research funding programs, scientists, librarians, and publishers are eagerly awaiting the answer to a critical question: How strong will the new 7-year program, called Horizon 2020, be on Open Access (OA)? [Clip] Last week, the commission’s director-general of research and innovation at […]

Reference:16th Edition of the Eurostat Yearbook Released and Now Online

From the News Release The 16th edition of the Eurostat yearbook, published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union [is now available online, PDF version to follow]. The Eurostat yearbook is available as a regularly updated electronic publication on the Eurostat website. Europe in figures – Eurostat yearbook 2012 presents a comprehensive selection […]

Digital Libraries: New Promo Video About Europeana from European Commission

The European Commission (via EC Audiovisual Services) has released a new video report/promo about Europeana. It focuses on several roadshows where EC residents can share materials and stories for inclusion in the Europeana database. The video runs 2:39. Direct to Video

The Europeana Newspapers Project Website Goes Live

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The project was first announced in February. via LIBER: The newest LIBER’s project’s website has been launched in co-operation with the Berlin State Library, the Europeana Newspapers project leader. The Europeana Newspapers project aims at the aggregation and refinement of newspapers for The European Library and Europeana. Direct to the New Web Site See Also: Europe: More Than 10 Million […]

New European Plan Proposed for Safer Internet for Children and Teenagers

From Euroalert: The European Commission set out a plan for safer internet and better internet content for children and teenagers. In particular, the new strategy is to build up the market for interactive, creative and educational content online, in a partnership between the European Commission and Member States, mobile phone operators, handset manufacturers and providers […]