Europeana is an online service that would bring together Europe's cultural heritage from archives, libraries, museums, galleries and audio-visual collections.
In March 2009 there are 4 miljon digital items, images, texts, sounds and videos.
The web site is available in several languages, among them all Nordic languages.
Europeana is funded by the European Commission and the member states.
In October 2009 Europeana won the "Erasmus Award for Networking Europe".
February 2012: Pressrelease from Europeana about "Linked Open Data", read more on the link below.
EUROPEANAlocal aims to improve the interoperability of the digital content held by regional and local institutions and make it accessible through Europeana and to other services. There is a pressing need to involve Europe's network of local and regional museums and archives, as well as libraries, more extensively in making the enormous amount of digital content that they hold available through Europeana.
EUROPEANAlocal represents 27 countries states with broad ranging experience of the cultural sector, digital libraries, standards and aggregation services. EUROPEANAlocal will make over 20 million items available to Europeana.