ROME (JTA) — Ten institutions across Europe launched a two-year project aimed at providing online access to their Jewish culture collections.
Judaica Europeana, which went live this week at www.judaica-europeana.eu, forms part of Europeana, a broader European Commission project to digitize Europe’s cultural resources. The European Commission provided a major grant for Judaica Europeana.
The project first will digitize millions of pages and thousands of other Judaica items selected from the collections of its partner libraries, archives and museums, said Lena Stanley-Clamp, its manager and director of the European Association for Jewish Culture in London.
The next stage will be to aggregate other digital collections on Jews in European cities.
The $4.13 million project received a grant of more than $2 million from the European Commission.
Judaica Europeana will be led by the European Association for Jewish Culture and the Judaica Collection of the Goethe University Library in Frankfurt. Other project partners include the Alliance Israelite Universelle in Paris, The British Library in London, the Hungarian Jewish Archives, the Jewish Museum of Greece, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, the Jewish Museum in London and the Amitie Centre for Research and Innovation in Bologna.