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EU Calls for Digitization of Cultural Heritage

WSJ - The European Commission told the European Union's 27 member states to step up efforts to transfer cultural works into digital formats to preserve them for the future, as film stock, old books and vinyl records risk disappearing with the passage of time.

"Europe has probably the world's greatest cultural heritage," said Neelie Kroes, EU Commissioner for the Digital Agenda. "It cannot afford to miss the opportunities offered by digitization and hence face cultural decline."