Europeana.eu is a collaboration between universities, research institutes and content providers. It was launched this year as a beta, and is scheduled to be available as a release in 2010.
The site includes a link to a prototype of the Europeana semantic search, as well as a functional beta Timeline navigator, communities and more.
Europeana links you to 4 million digital items including images, texts, sounds and videos from museums and galleries, archives, libraries and audio-visual collections. The list of organizations contributing content includes the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the British Library in London and the Louvre in Paris.
[Edited from Photomedia Forum post by T.Neugebauer from Aug 07, 2009]