Europeana, a Web site of two million documents, images, video and audio clips, opened yesterday with international publicity and acclaim from researchers. LISNews report is here.
And today, it crashed.
A message on the Europeana website reads: "The Europeana site is temporarily not accessible due to overwhelming interest after its launch.
"We are doing our utmost to reopen Europeana in a more robust version as soon as possible. We will be back by mid-December," it added.
"We launched the European.eu site on 20 November and huge use, 10 million hits an hour, meant it crashed."