Computer ◆ Conservation ◆ Society

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

 

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Software as Heritage and Strategies for its Preservation — and what Computer Sounds have to do with it
September 21st 2017 - London

Crises & Lessons from the History of Software
September 19th 2017 - Manchester

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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 often 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 document_exchange.htm.

 

News headlines

September 2017

Making IT Work Conference Proceedings

The edited proceeding of last May’s Making IT Work conference are now available at http://www.computerconservationsociety.org/miw/Proc MIW 2017.pdf.

 


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.