Europeana, a new European Union online library project will gives digital access to entire Europe's history, art, literature, cinema and music whether held by library, archive or museum and as image, text, sound or film.
The project set to rival Google and aims to create a one-stop-shop to access history, art, literature, cinema and music from across the continent. Items have been collected from 1,000 museums, national libraries, galleries and archives. These will be sourced from institutions across the EU's member states.
The site has 3 million items now and officials hope to get 10 million items on it by 2010. Even that is just a start, as only one percent of the historic works, documents and cultural artifacts across Europe have so far been digitized.