Report on Bringing Europe's Cultural Heritage Online.

The report of the Reflection Group (“Comité des Sages”) on Bringing Europe’s Cultural Heritage On-line is now available in all EU languages. The report, which was presented by the Comite des sages last January, urges EU Member States to step up their efforts to put online the collections held in all their libraries, archives and museums. It stresses the benefits of making Europe’s culture and knowledge more easily accessible.

It also points to the potential economic benefits of digitisation, including through public-private partnerships, for the development of innovative services in sectors like tourism, research and education.

The report endorses the objective of the Digital Agenda for Europe of strengthening Europe’s digital library Europeana and suggests solutions for making works covered by copyright available online.
The full report, with the executive summary, is now available in all EU languages:
http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/digital_libraries/comite_des_sages/index_en.htm