Where to send scans for publishing and preservation - Re: DEC archives

COURYHOUSE at aol.com COURYHOUSE at aol.com
Fri Jun 16 20:36:14 CDT 2017


I have always pondered...
Which will last the eternity?
Archive.org
Or...
CHM?
 
Of course,  the  best plan is to stash
stuff at all the archiving facilities. 
Geographically diverse  storage has
always been a favorite topic of our.
 
NOTE!> Make it  clear, on your passing,
that material or copies  of  such
is distributed on a wide basis.
 
You might also see about  places to leave  
copies at  Living Computer Museum 
and others. Lets face it,  with Paul Allen's
backing, I do not think they are going away 
for a long   long time, or  if ever. I hear 
good things  about them.
 
Just  some thought.... 
Ed#  _www.smecc.org_ (http://www.smecc.org)  
 
 
In a message dated 6/16/2017 5:54:27 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,  
cctalk at classiccmp.org writes:

Archive.org will take all your scans no questions asked. Mail me if  you
need assistance.

On Jun 16, 2017 11:47 AM, "Toby Thain via  cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
wrote:

> On 2017-06-16 1:40  PM, Tony Duell via cctalk wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at  6:20 PM, Rob Jarratt
>> <robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com>  wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> I have therefore come to  the conclusion that people don't want my scans
>>>>  (for
>>>> whatever reason). And I am not going to waste my time  scanning manuals
>>>> as a
>>>> result. So no  Philips P800 schematics,  etc.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> I  would suggest that it is not a waste of time at all. If  BitSavers
>>> won't have them
>>> then perhaps someone  else will? That could go for other scans that have
>>>  been
>>> deemed inappropriate for  bitsavers.
>>>
>>
>> Maybe, maybe  not...
>>
>> If I have something scanned or otherwise  available I will try to pass
>> it on to anyone
>> that  wants it. I am not going to be selfish about it.
>>
>>  BUT... To scan, say the P851 technical manual (both volumes) would  take
>> several
>> days. I am not going to do that on the  off-chance that somebody wants
>> it. I don't
>> want it, I  have it on paper which I find more convenient at the  bench.
>>
>> I have somewhat bitter experience of this. Some  time ago somebody 
noticed
>> I had a Trend HSR reader in one of my  photos on filckr. They asked if I
>> had the
>> manual. I  do, and I scanned it for him. I mentioned it here and nobody 
was
>>  interested in making it public. At the same time I found the Trend  UDR
>> manual,
>> so I scanned that too. I assume nobody  would want that, so I've not
>> bothered
>> to even try to  get it 'out there'.
>>
>>  -tony
>>
>>
> I second geneb. Just submit to  archive.org as a default, in addition to
> wherever  else.
>
> Somebody pointed out to me that they also have  tools:
>  https://internetarchive.readthedocs.io/en/latest/cli.html
>
>
>  --Toby
>
>
>
>



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