Where to send scans for publishing and preservation - Re: DEC archives
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COURYHOUSE at aol.com
Fri Jun 16 20:36:14 CDT 2017
I have always pondered...
Which will last the eternity?
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
On Jun 16, 2017 11:47 AM, "Toby Thain via cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> 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
>>>> 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
>>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> interested in making it public. At the same time I found the Trend UDR
>> so I scanned that too. I assume nobody would want that, so I've not
>> to even try to get it 'out there'.
> 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:
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