Towards a European policy on libraries

The members of the Conference of European National Libraries (CENL) have a major role to play in the projects launched by the European Union and the European Commission to develop the information society, particularly those aspects of the project dealing with issues of digitisation. The Bibliothèque nationale de France is a key player in digitisation projects such as the European Library, Europeana, and Europeana Regia, all discussed in the present article, which also looks at related projects such as Arrow, Keep, and Impact, studying their strategic development in the wider European context.