Saturday, November 22, 2008

Europeana Goes Online and Is Then Overwhelmed - NYTimes.com

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A new digital library of Europe’s cultural heritage crashed just hours after it went online and will be out of operation for several weeks, the European Commission said Friday, attributing the embarrassing failure to overwhelming public interest.

Europeana, a Web site of two million documents, images, video and audio clips, opened on Thursday with international publicity and acclaim from researchers. But by Friday, those trying to log on were greeted with a message telling them that the service may not be running again until mid-December, while computer capacity is upgraded.

Europeana Goes Online and Is Then Overwhelmed - NYTimes.com

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