Earlier this week Europeana updated information about resources from digital libraries connected via the PIONIER DLF. We are happy to announce that the publications number has increased by more than 100 thousand since last update and it counts exactly 462 796 objects. Therefore, we decided to refresh the statistics on our data in Europeana compared to other countries and metadata providers (as for 2 February, 2011).
|Data providers||Objects number||Share|
|3||The European Library||1,266,229||8.34%|
|5||Swedish Open Cultural Heritage||1,203,456||7.93%|
|7||Irish Manuscripts Commission||906,913||5.97%|
|8||Bibliothèque nationale de France||823,378||5.42%|
|12||Federacja Bibliotek Cyfrowych (PIONIER DLF)||462,796||3.05%|
|13||EFG – The European Film Gateway||328,056||2.16%|
The PIONIER Network Digital Libraries Federation (Federacja Bibliotek Cyfrowych in Polish) is the twelfth largest data provider (from about 100 currently). At present, PIONIER DLF provides data from 56 digital libraries, which have objects from hundreds of institutions of various types (libraries, archives, etc) across Poland. As the country, Poland is ranked 10th with its 485 390 digital objects. This number is greater than the number of objects from PIONIER DLF, because more than 20,000 publications comes from the Polish National Library via The European Library project.
At the end it is worth to emphasize that it is hard to compare this type of statistics. The numbers are very sensitive to the nature of a single unit of description in Europeana. For example, some resources are created from a single page of a manuscript, while others are created from the whole manuscript. As the latter is a standard in the Polish digital libraries, it seems that we can be glad with the current results.
Older reports can be found here.