For the last couple of years librarians have talked about a 20th century black hole when trying to describe the effect that copyright has on making cultural heritage available online (it appears that the concept was first used publicly by Prof. James Boyle in a 2009 column for the Financial Times).
At Europeana we are able to show the 20th century black hole in our dataset by looking at the temporal distribution of works within the dataset. We did so in a first analysis that we undertook in May 2012 and we have just repeated this exercise at the request of the European Commission which is looking for evidence to assess the impact of copyright on the online availability of cultural heritage. Just as in 2012 we are seeing the concept of the 20th century black hole confirmed in our data.
We’re piloting a way to search for people’s posts from within their Profiles. You can only search for posts that you can already see on their Timelines.
Si un article nommé pour le prix Pulitzer, publié par un des plus anciens journaux du pays, en vient à disparaître du web, alors c’est possible pour n’importe quoi.