Britain leads the way with European library project

writes \"Britain has moved a step closer
towards European
integration with the creation of a pan
continental virtual

The British Library is co-ordinating a
project which will allow
users to search for and access
digital and other collections
from the European participants.

A 30-month co-operative project will
provide the
groundwork on which to build the
pan-European service.

The project unites the eight national
libraries of Finland,
Germany, Italy, the Netherlands,
Portugal, Slovenia,
Switzerland, and the UK.

The European Library (TEL) project
will be boosted with
funding of 1.2 million euros from the
Commission\'s Information Societies
Technology (IST)
research programme.

Detailed information on how the
project is progressing can
be found on the TEL website at