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Details about Europeana’s problems: some interesting numbers

Europeana, the pan-European digital library that went down shortly after their launch, has provided some additional details about why the site was taken offline. There are some interesting numbers in the documents that were published. Let’s start with the facts that were already published: The site received an unexpected amount of visitors after the launch […]

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European digital library overwhelmed by traffic

The pan-european digital library Europeana was brought down by massive amounts of traffic within hours after its launch; according to their temporary website, there were millions of hits per hour: We launched the site on 20 November and huge use – 10 million hits an hour – meant it crashed. We are doing our […]

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