Europeana was launched in 2008, with the goal of making Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage accessible to the public. The project is funded by the European Commission. It is based in the National Library of the Netherlands, the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. Over 180 heritage and knowledge organisations and IT experts across Europe support Europeana regarding technical and usability issues. Europeana builds on the experience of The European Library, which is a service of the Conference of European National Librarians.
The Europeana website provides efficient tools for searching, FAQ’s, Help’s, a ThoughtLab, a Blog, Newsletters and a personal space My Europeana to save your favourite items and searches, and to add tags. The content is available in most eurpean languages.
An associated project to Europeana is the Public Domain Calculator.