The digital libraries initiative aims at enabling all Europeans to access Europe's collective memory and use it for education, work, leisure and creativity. The efforts in this area will contribute to Europe’s competitiveness and will support European Union action in the field of culture:
The measures put forward in the Recommendation should lead to a more coordinated approach in the Member States to key issues for digitisation, online accessibility and digital preservation, and help create a multilingual common access point to Europe's distributed digital cultural heritage.
Please note that the texts of the Recommendation published below are provisional and subject to amendment. Only the versions that will be published in the "Official Journal of the European Union" in the coming weeks are authentic.