The Europeana site model was previewed at a conference in Frankfurt last week to holders of digital content, including curators, archivists, publishers and librarians. They were shown how a user would be able to use sophisticated browsing and searching to find paintings, photographs, objects, books, newspapers, archival records, films and sound that have been digitised by Europe’s heritage organisations.

The European Commission, a strong advocate of the European digital library, expressed its support for Europeana.

The demo of Europeana and the video can be seen at http://www.europeana.eu but the full site launches in November 2008.