Bibliotheca Europeana

Tom Matrullo brings this info from Jon Husband and ZDNet to our attention:

Europe’s heritage went digital on Thursday when the European Union launched an online library putting famous works such as Dante’s Divine Comedy and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony just a mouse click away.

The EU’s Digital Libraries Initiative really should shame US academicians who store away their knowledge behind the pay-walls of JSTOR. Here’s another area where the US in a fit of congratulatory revelry can cheer: “We’re number two! We’re number two!”

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