[rescue] In Realtime: Saving 25,000 Manuals ?
earl at baugh.org
Mon Aug 17 12:21:08 CDT 2015
>I tried to leave a comment to the effect of didn't anyone think of the
>Smithsonian? They'll take anything. Just don't know if they'll let
>outsiders scan and digitize the stuff but they might allow volunteers to do
>it. Better than a dumpster.
>On Aug 15, 2015 7:03 AM, "Liam Proven" <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
Actually they won't. I have a friend locally who just donated something
fairly $$ sizable to the Smithsonian recently. They are pretty selective
in what they take.
Jason Scott - who is doing this, is the software archivist for the Internet
Archive. I've seen him speak multiple times (and actually spent a good
deal of time with him, since I was the speaker coordinator for VCF SE
last year when he came to speak). His latest post shows that the $$ came
in for storage, he just needs bodies. The place that has these manuals
use to be old-manuals.com or some such, that sold old manuals. He's
been talking to them for a year or so on this.. They're working today and
tomorrow on the effort I believe...
P.S. BTW, what the friend was donating was an Apple 1 (they didn't have
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