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

Jason Scott jason at textfiles.com
Fri Jun 16 19:54:14 CDT 2017


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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