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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Eight countries join European Library

The national libraries of 8 Balkan countries and former Soviet states have joined the European Library in January. The new members, called by their collective initials FUMAGABA, are: the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, Moldova, Albania, Georgia, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Azerbaijan. The project to integrate the 8 countries is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The new members will participate in the European Library's efforts to provide free online access to the digitized contents of Europe's national libraries. The most recent issue of the European Library's newsletter has an interview with the Armenian national library's director, David Sargsyan, about joining.