Computer ◆ Conservation ◆ Society

Just some of the machines and systems being restored to working order by the Computer Conservation Society.

 

Next Events

Stardust: tales from the early days of computing, 1948 – 1958
January 17th 2019 - London

Computing at Jodrell Bank
January 15th 2019 - Manchester (N.b. Room 5.05)

See events page for more information



 

Historic Document Rescue

From time to time the Society is approached by people who have come into the possession of documents relevant to historic computers and who feel that they should “go to a good home”.

Unfortunately the Computer Conservation Society is no longer in a position to collect such material, though we can sometimes suggest a suitable home for it. If you have a need to dispose of historic material we suggest that you should first read our guide Archives and your Personal Papers.

In particular, we should stress that a list of the document titles is essential before any progress can be made.

 

Document Exchange within the CCS

Because CCS members use widely differing IT systems, difficulties sometimes arise when documents are sent between members. In an attempt to minimise such problems a page of guidance notes can be found at document_exchange.htm.

The web pahge also contains useful information for authors of articles in the CCS journal Resurrection.

 

News headlines

December 2018

CCS Annual Visit to Computer Museum

Is likely to be to the Computer Museum NAM-IP in Namur, Belgium. A date of the 13th of April has been proposed but is not yet definite. Keep an eye on this page where more details will be published as soon as arrangements are confirmed.

December 2018

Data Privacy Statement

We have published a statement of the Society’s Data Privacy Policy here.

November 2018

Tony Sale Award Won by TechWorks!

The 2018 Tony Sale Award for computer conservation has been won by a project to restore three generations of flight simulators.

The Center for Technology and Innovation (Techworks!) in Binghamton, New York, USA, has brought back to life a Second World War analogue flight simulator, a 1960s solid-state hardware version and a digital simulator from the 1980s. The public has been able to experience each of the three ‘Pilot Makers’ to grasp the pace of innovation and development of simulation technology.

Please go to www.sale-award.org to read the full story.

 


Founded in 1989, the Computer Conservation Society is a joint venture between the British Computer Society, the Science Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

Our primary mission is to preserve historic computers, develop awareness of the history of computing, and encourage research. We run many specialised projects, organise public lecture series, and publish a regular bulletin.

Membership of the society is open to all.
If you would like to join the society, please click here for more information.