The purpose of this presentation is to set LIBER’s EU-funded Europeana Travel project into the context of
• the current European Information landscape
• LIBER’s new strategy (at http://www.libereurope.eu/node/59)
LIBER (at http://www.libereurope.eu/) is the principal European library organisation for research libraries.
Europeana Travel will make available to the Europeana portal 1,000,000 units of content on the themes of Travel, Tourism and Exploration. Europeana Travel has also introduced European research libraries as contributors to Europeana, a relationship which will be developed in the future.
Early European Books, a commercial offering from ProQuest where LIBER chairs the library Advisory Group, aims to produce high-quality digitised text for all Europe’s early printed output from 1475-1700, supported by an innovative business model.
Europeana Libraries, currently under negotiation with the EU, aims to deliver a sustainable pan-European library aggregator for research libraries to feed material into Europeana.
LIBER is also beginning to consider what a European library and information space for researchers should look like.
The aim of all this work is to re-position LIBER to support the European researcher in a modern and innovative way.