The European library recently went live with its digital library, Europeana. Unfortunately, they weren't prepared for the traffic, and had to take it down almost immediately.
According to an article in the New York Times today, "The most interest came from Germany, at 17 percent, followed by France, at 10 percent, Spain at 9 percent, Italy at 6 percent, the Netherlands at 5 percent and Belgium and the United States at 4 percent."
Still, they promise to be up with a more robust server next month. In the meanwhile, learn more about it on the development site (entirely in English!) : http://dev.europeana.eu/
and in this article from the NYT: "France dominates Europea's Digital Library"