Sunday, August 12, 2007

European Library Portal

Via Gerry McKiernan on Web4Lib: The European Library "provides the services of a physical library and the opportunity to benefit from a virtual environment in 20 languages. This website allows to search through the resources of 30 of the 47 national libraries involved in The European Library. Resources can be both digital or bibliographical (books, posters, maps, sound recordings, videos, etc.)."

Includes browsable (but not keyword searchable) section on European Digital Library Treasures. Metadata is available in drop-down text boxes, but images are generally not of high enough resolution to read what's on them, and some of the metadata is poor, e.g., the subject of a Vatican Arba Turim ms. is given as "politics".

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