Initial Situation

Within the scope of various promotional programmes (Culture2000, Culture2007, Interreg, eContent+, etc.) the European Commission has been actively supporting the digitisation of Europe’s cultural heritage and, in doing so, its open and easy accessibility.

Many traditional institutions dedicated to preserving our cultural heritage – in prominent position national libraries and museums – quickly put into action responses to the new challenges and soon presented digital information and digitised objects on various internet platforms.

Virtual central catalogues and digitally available books and magazines have long become a standard feature of modern-day libraries. Many of the results of those multifaceted digitisation projects are steadily being integrated into the European digital library Europeana

ENArC not only supports Europeana as such but has recently joined the APEx programme in order to render digital content.

For more information on APEx please visit their website. In our news section we will keep you up to date about our activities within this programme.