Our Network

Dozens of libraries, private organisations and other European projects have ties to Europeana Newspapers. Our network can be divided into three categories:


Berlin State Library
is the Project Coordinator and provides the project with digitised historical newspaper content from its collection.

National Library of the Netherlands is leading work to refine the digitised newspaper pages and providing digitised historical newspaper content from its collection.

University of Salford is leading work to assess the quality of the refinement performed on the digitised newspaper pages.

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The European Library leads the Work Package (WP) on Aggregation and Presentation. This WP deals with the aggregation of the digitised and refined historical newspaper pages.The content aggregated by The European Library will be available on their website, and via Europeana. Finally, The European Library is developing a content browser that will allow people to easily search for newspaper content.

University of Innsbruck is leading the development of A metadata model for Europeana Newspapers. UIBK is also producing OCR output for 10 million pages of newspapers.

LIBER leads the work to promote the project. This includes maintaining the website and social media channels, creating promotional materials and planning workshops.

CCS Content Conversion Specialists from Hamburg, Germany, is a technical partner that converts the digitised newspapers from relatively simple digital images to interactive documents, within which people can search for articles, names and locations.

Austrian National Library provides the project with digitised newspaper content from its collection.

University of Belgrade Library “Svetozar Markovic” provides the project with digitised newspaper content from its collection and hosted a workshop in June 2013.

National Library of  Estonia provides the project with digitised newspaper content from its collection.

National Library of  Finland provides the project with digitised newspaper content from its collection and participates in the promotion of the project.

National Library of  France provides the project with digitised newspaper content from its collection.

Dr. Friedrich Teßmann Library (Bolzano, Italy), provides the project with digitised newspaper content from its collection and hosted an Information Day in 2014.

State and University Library of Hamburg, Germany, provides the project with digitised historical newspaper content.

National Library of Latvia provides digitised newspaper content from its collection, participates in the promotional work of the project and hosted an information day in August 2013.

National Library of Poland provides the project with digitised newspaper content from its collection.

National Library of Turkey provides the project with digitised newspaper content from its collection.

The British Library participates in the promotional work of the project and hosted a policy-related workshop in June 2014.


The National and University Library has been Slovenia’s national library since 1945. It was established in 1774 as Ljubljana Lyceum library and has been the place of legal deposit since 1807.

Established in 1818, the National Library of Iceland joined forces with the library of the University of Iceland in 1994 to become the National and University Library of Iceland. Their combined efforts so far have led to Timarit.is, a newspaper and periodical digital library.

The Royal Library of Belgium is located in the centre of Brussels and is the general scientific and patrimonial library of the Belgian state. In 2005, the Library began digitising historical newspapers. It will provide out-of-copyright material from this collection to the Europeana Newspapers Project.

The National Library of Croatia runs the portal Croatian Historic Newspapers. This site is dedicated to historic newspapers, covering titles dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

The St. Cyril and Methodius National Library is Bulgaria’s national library. Part of its work includes the digitisation of Bulgarian newspapers, issued from 1846 to 1944.

National Library Romania
The National Library of Romania is an Associated Partner of our project.

The roots of the National Library of Luxembourg go back to 1798, when the authorities of the French Republic created the “École centrale du Département des forêts”. Until the end of the 1960s, however, the library remained an institution with modest means. Legal deposit only came into force in 1958.

The National Library of the Czech Republic was founded in 1777. Its digitisation project Kramerius has more than 8 million scanned pages, including newspapers.

The National Library of Spain is an Associated Partner of our project.

The National Library of Portugal was founded in 1796. Its digital collection includes 240 newspapers titles and some 300,000 images, mainly published in 19th century Portugal.

The National Library of Wales is the legal deposit library of Wales. Welsh Newspapers Online currently provides free access to 4 million articles and the full-text of 350,000 pages of English and Welsh language historical newspapers.


Europeana 1914-1918
Europeana Collections 1914-1918 is creating a substantial digital collection of material from 10 national library collections in eight countries. The digital collection will go far beyond any existing digital collection on the topic in terms of size, quality and diversity and make Europeana the first stop for quality content on the “Great War”.

APARSEN is working on a Virtual Centre of Excellence to keep digital resources accessible, understandable and easy to find.

Europeana Cloud
Europeana Cloud is a Best Practice Network, designed to establish a cloud-based system for Europeana and its aggregators. Lasting from 2013 to 2015, Europeana Cloud will provide new content, new metadata, a new linked storage system, new tools and services for researchers and a new platform – Europeana Research.

Europeana Regia
Europeana Regia is project took finished in June 2012 and made it possible to digitise more than 1000 rare and precious manuscripts from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. All of them were once part of three great royal collections that are currently dispersed and which represent European cultural activity at three distinct periods in history: the Bibliotheca Carolina (8th and 9th centuries), the Library of Charles V and Family (14th century) and the Library of the Aragonese Kings of Naples (15th and 16th centuries). These manuscripts are now fully accessible on the websites of the partner libraries and have also been included in Europeana.

Europeana Sounds is opening the gateway to Europe’s sound and music heritage is the core of Europeana Sounds. At the beginning of the project, tens of thousands of audio items dating back to the invention of the first sound recorders are waiting to be discovered in numerous museums, archives and libraries throughout Europe. With their aggregation and digitisation, the voices and sounds of Europe will become accessible online to the widest audience.

EUROCLIO, the European Association of History Educators, supports the development of responsible and innovative history, citizenship and heritage education.

Historiana,  The EUROCLIO programme Historiana – Your Portal to the Past is an on-line educational multimedia tool that offers students multi-perspective, cross-border and comparative historical sources to supplement their national history textbooks.

Gallica, the digital library of France.

Cendari (Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure) is a research collaboration aimed at integrating digital archives and resources for research on medieval and modern European history. The project brings information and computer scientists together with leading historians and existing historical research infrastructures (archives, libraries and other digital projects) to improve the conditions for historical scholarship in Europe through active reflection of and considered response to the impact of the digital age on scholarly and archival practice.

Delpher,  the digital library of the Netherlands.

Trove,  the digital library of the National Library of Australia.

OpenGLAM is an initiative run by the Open Knowledge Foundation that promotes free and open access to digital cultural heritage held by Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums.

IFLA News Media Section is a forum to share information on all issues relating to newspapers and news published in any media (print, microfilm, or electronically) including acquisition, collection development, cataloguing, digitisation, conservation, storage and long—term preservation both of physical and digital media. The section is further concerned with standards pertaining to newspapers and all other kinds of news media, and with physical and intellectual access to these collections as our cultural heritage.

In a rapidly changing media environment, the European Newspaper Publishers Association (ENPA) works on behalf of its members and their publishers as they invest in and develop business models to provide readers with exciting, new ways of accessing authoritative news content on print and digital formats. ENPA supports publishers during this crucial transitionary period with the aim of achieving a successful and sustainable future for independent news media in Europe.

BCU-Lausanne Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire in Lausanne, Switzerland.

National Library of Switzerland

Heidelberg University Library

Moravian Library

University of Nis

National Central Library Rome

National Central Library of Florence

National Library of Venice
National Library of Venice

European Research Academy Bolzano

Institute for East and Southeast European Studies

National Library of Serbia

“Lucian Blaga” Central University Library in Cluj Napoca, Romania.

National Library of Israel

National Library of Ireland

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Library

National Library of Sweden

Center for Research Libraries

National Library of Norway

National Library Georgia

Zentralbibliothek Zürich

Leibniz Information Centre for Economics 

Infobiro Sarajevo

Erfgoedcel CO7

Digital Public Library of America

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Facts & Files Historical Research Institute