On the 1st of March 2010 on the Europeanę projects group website an annual activity report was published. Section 4.4 of this report unfortunately contains outdated data (coming probably from August 2009, from the “Europeana Content Strategy” document), and according to this data the Polish participation in Europeana is lower than 1%.
As for last several months we were working hard to increase this input, we have decided to show you the current (2010/03/29) statistics on the participation of particular countries in Europeana. These statistics are following:
|#||Country||Number of objects||Participation|
|1||France||2 571 101||36,76%|
|TOTAL||6 993 903|
The 4.51% score positions Poland just below the group of countries the most represented in Europeana (the border for this group is 5%). It is worth to notice, that as for today, we are on the 6th position in Europe, before countries like Italy or Norway. This is very good score, but of course you need to keep in mind, that what is visible in Europeana, is not everyhing that was digitised or is published on-line. This score for sure shows, that the infrastructure of digital libraries in Poland in currently on of the most interoperable in Europe.
The Digital Libraries Federation, the main Europeana content provider from Poland, is currently on the 8th position of the list of 66 actual Europeana content providers (the number in brackets is the number of objects visible in Europeana via the particular content provider).
- Culture.fr/collections (1 632 053) [France]
- Hispana (849 827) [Spain]
- Bibliothèque nationale de France (823 378) [France]
- Saxon State Library – Dresden State and University Library (SLUB) (530 563) [Germany]
- CultureGrid (381,450) [UK]
- Het Geheugen van Nederland (381 427) [Holland]
- Scran (310 802) [UK]
- Federacja Bibliotek Cyfrowych (297 431) [Poland]
- Knowledge Management in Museums (225 969) [Sweden]
- Nasjonalbiblioteket (206 170) [Norway]
Besides of the Digital Libraries Federation, data from Poland to Europeana is also provided by The National Digital Library POLONA (18 090 objects).