[rescue] Interest in a repository for old documents and brochures
Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez
lefa at ucsc.edu
Thu Oct 21 15:08:57 CDT 2004
So... we just completed a whole departamental move to a
new building. In the process I ended up with a metric
buttload of SUN, SGI, Alias, etc. brochures, tech reports,
Some of it is quite fascinating, i.e. Pixar and Wavefront
brochures describing the Image Computer, Old SUN 3
marketing brochures, really old SGI magazines and system
brochures, CRAY reports and what not.
I have always loved old techno propagandish stuffs as a
sort of historical snapshot. And to see the systems that
now look yellow and old to see them in the context of
their historical introduction, when they looked shiny and
In any case, I may be able to set up a small site with
scans of these things. Unless someone already has a
similar project and I don't think that duplication of
efforts would be a good thing...
So the general questions are:
1) Is there any sort of interest in this project
2) what is the best approach for scanning these pamflets,
brochures, tech reports, etc.
3) any sort of software out there to automatize the
archival and presentation/serving process?
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