France takes lead in digital library with Europeana

France has never been shy about promoting its culture, so few were surprised that Paris took a close interest in a new European digital library designed to showcase the Continent’s history, literature, arts and science.But when the new site, called Europeana, begins life Thursday, more than half of its two million items come from just one of the 27 countries in the European Union: France.So comprehensive is France’s cultural supremacy over this outpost of European cyberspace that other countries are having their own history written for them – in la langue de Molière, of course.
http://iht.com/articles/2008/11/19/business/digital.php
http://nytimes.com/2008/11/20/business/worldbusiness/20digital.html

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