The Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL): twenty years of promoting Europe’s cultural heritage in print and manuscript

Ingeborg Versprille, Marian Lefferts, Cristina Dondi

Abstract

DOI: 10.12685/027.7-2-1-50

The Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL, http://www.cerl.org) is a membership organisation, involving an active community of c. 190 libraries each with a keen focus on cultural heritage in the form of early printed books and manuscripts. Collaboratively, CERL member libraries and researchers in the field develop products and services. These include the HPB, the CERL Thesaurus, MEI and the CERL Portal. This article comprises a description of CERL’s strategy, activities and ways to contribute.