In the last few weeks Europeana has updated data transferred via the PIONIER Network Digital Libraries Federation. Even though some problems occurred, the operation ended with success. In this update the Federation has for the first time passed thumbnails for the most of objects from the Federation – almost 300 000 thumbnails. Furthermore the objects number from the Federation increased almost up to 350 000. Thanks to the dLibra Framework functionality some of thumbnails were generated automatically.
Figure 1. Thumbnails for objects transferred via the Federation.
This data transfer to Europeana was the first transfer for 6 new digital libraries:
- Digital Library of Chełm
- Armenian Digital Library
- Maritime Digital Library
- Digital Library of The KARTA Center
- Digital Library of Sandomierz Diocese
- Open book
We encourage new digital repositories to join the Federation and thus the Europeana! More on this topic here.