This is slightly stale news now, but important enough to post here for
those of you who did not see the announcement:

Support for EU 'digital library' 

Ministers fear for Europe's cultural heritage for future generations
A plan to create a vast digital library to preserve Europe's cultural
heritage has received strong backing from European Union (EU) culture

Six EU nations said they supported the initiative at culture talks,
which were also attended by more than 800 artists.  It would be similar
to search giant Google's global virtual library plans. 

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