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April 7, 2011 / jmeuropeana

.eu and public domain, Clive Sinclair, Charles University

On the 7th of April –

In 2006 the toplevel domain extension .eu was created. As a European initiative, Europeana of course uses the .eu domain. But we also have the .com, .org and most of the national extensions. We want to make it as easy as possible for people to find Europeana, and through us, get access to the digitized cultural heritage of Europe.
Bord met de tekst: Bureau des Domaines et des Hypothekes'. Napoleontische tijd.
There is one other ‘domain’ that we love, and that is the Public Domain 🙂 When you do a search in Eurpeana, you can zoom in in the results to find only the items that are in the Public Domain, by clicking on the left menu item (facet) labelled ‘by Rights’, and then selecting ‘Public Domain’. There may be many more items in the Public Domain, but these are the ones for which the Data Providers have told us that they are in PD, so the number will grow over time. They are also identified by the Public Domain Mark displayed under the thumbnail. Feel free – literally – to use the materials so labelled and use them in any way you want. We do encourage you to adhere to the Guidelines for Reuse of Public Domain materials.

In 1986 British inventor Clive Sinclair sold his computer business to Amstrad for £5M. Anyone who was interested in computers back then will remember the ZX80 and the ZX Spectrum, the first really affordable home computers – some assembly required.
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Sinclair went on with other inventions, such as the C5, and the A-bike.
Sinclair C 5

In 1348 the Charles Univesity in Prague (Univerzita Karlova v Praze) is founded. Congratulations to this Europeana Partner (through Manuscriptorium and The European Libarary).
Das einige Nothwendige, nemlich Wissen, was dem Menschen im Leben, im Tode, nach dem Tode nothwendig sey; Ubergang aus dem Labyrinth der Welt in das Paradis des Hertzens

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