Two of the world’s principal digital library networks — the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Europeana have announced an agreement to collaborate to make more cultural heritage materials available:
A Statement of Common Principles: DPLA–Europeana
The Digital Public Library of America and Europeana share a common goal: to make the riches of libraries, museums, and archives available, free of charge, to everyone in the world. They will be guided in this mission by the following principles.
- They will make their systems and data interoperable to the greatest possible extent.
- They will promote open access to the greatest possible extent through joint existing and new policies concerning content, data, and metadata.
- They will collaborate regularly in developing specific aspects of their systems, beginning with:
Cross-posted at Law Library Blog.