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?
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>

> 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 
>> 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
>> 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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