European Parliament: More resources needed for Europeana
A resolution adopted by the European Parliament on the 5th May says that Europeana needs content from more Member States and further EU funding, according to MEPs, and that access to the portal's material without downloading should be free but copyright must be respected.
MEPs are supporting the goal of increasing the content in Europeana to at least 15 million objects by 2015 and are urging governments and cultural institutions to speed up digitisation especially of audiovisual material. The resolution urges the Commission and Member States to make Europeana "one of the main reference points for education and research purposes".
MEPs argued that a substantial part of the costs of digitisation should be covered by a separate budget line in thenext EU long-term budget after 2013.
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