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An important EU-sponsored project aimed at bringing together multimedia collections of public and private European heritage institutions: archive, libraries, and museums. contains a very large selection of documents, books, works of art, and audiovisuals. is not an archive; it is a portal that harvests metadata via OAI-PMH compliant databases throughout Europe. Once the user has performed his/her research he/she is redirected to the site, which actually holds the material.

The project is also part of a number of publicly-sponsored initiatives that aim at integrating various strands of media into coherent thematic, typological, or geographic collections (see <>). The current version went online on 2008 and has been constantly updated since. As of April 2012, content is estimated at more than 2,000,000 items.

Publication date: July 1, 2012

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