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1 Developments in Archiving of EU Publications and Documents Ian Thomson Director, Cardiff EDC

2 Developments in Archiving of EU Publications & Documents © Ian Thomson, Cardiff EDC, October 2009 This presentation highlights initiatives by the European Union and others to offer long-term electronic access to EU publications and documents, the history of European integration and wider European culture For further information please contact: / Tel:

3 Developments in Archiving of EU Publications & Documents © Ian Thomson, Cardiff EDC, October 2009

4 Developments in Archiving of EU Publications & Documents © Ian Thomson, Cardiff EDC, October 2009

5 Developments in Archiving of EU Publications & Documents © Ian Thomson, Cardiff EDC, October 2009 Other archival initiatives Eurotext [now defunct] European Navigator ENA is a digital library documenting the history of European integration. It is freely available online and provides access to a wealth of multimedia, multilingual and multisource material on the history of Europe from 1945 to the present day. ENA is developed by the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe (Virtual Resource Centre for Knowledge about Europe - CVCE). University of Leiden: History of European Integration

6 Developments in Archiving of EU Publications & Documents © Ian Thomson, Cardiff EDC, October 2009 Electronic availability of older EU publications… During the EU Publications Office has digitised 12m pages from 110,000 publications from 1952 to date

7 Developments in Archiving of EU Publications & Documents © Ian Thomson, Cardiff EDC, October 2009 Electronic availability of older EU publications… EU Bookshop Digital Library Officially launched October 2009 You can now download pdf copies of all EU publications from 1952 to date [Note: EU documents are treated separately]

8 Developments in Archiving of EU Publications & Documents © Ian Thomson, Cardiff EDC, October 2009 Electronic availability of older EU documents … EUR-LEX aims to become the comprehensive source of EU Documents (legislative, judicial and other policy-making EU documentation). Still many gaps

9 Developments in Archiving of EU Publications & Documents © Ian Thomson, Cardiff EDC, October 2009 Other initiatives Europeana Connecting Europes cultural heritage Includes access to Books, Journals, Films, Maps, Photos, Music, etc from Europes cultural heritage October 2009: European Commission launches a reflection on a Digital Single Market for Creative Content Online Google Books initiative creates a stir in Europe

10 Developments in Archiving of EU Publications & Documents © Ian Thomson, Cardiff EDC, October 2009 For further information and help… Visit us: Cardiff EDC, Guest Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff CF10 3EU Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 09:00 – 17:00 Contact us: Cardiff EDC, Information Services, Cardiff University, PO Box 430, Cardiff CF24 ODE Tel:


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