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Saturday, May 19, 2007

The European Library 1.5

What's new in The European Library version 1.5, launched yesterday?  From the front page:

  • Simplified navigation menu
  • Broader Virtual keyboard interface
  • Improvement of initial loading
  • New Mini Searchbox lay-out alternatives
  • FAQ's introduction in English
  • New content and services:
    • PL - National Digital Library Polona and its 9 sub-collections (OAI-PMH)
    • DA - 9 Danish collections (SRU gateway)
    • HR - General Catalogue of the National and University Library of Croatia (SRU gateway)
    • PT - Portuguese OpenURL resolver
  • Records of following catalogues point now to their native interface ("Availability at library"):
    • FR - BN-OPALE PLUS, the catalogue of the Bibliothèque nationale de France
    • DA - All Danish catalogues and collections
  • Open access to The European Library Handbook & Metadata Registry.