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  • Evan Koblentz
    FYI, this is in Maryland. Content on their web site indicates they re just getting started (then again, our site ain t exactly ... well you know.) I left a
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 14, 2010
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      FYI, this is in Maryland.  Content on their web site indicates they're just getting started (then again, our site ain't exactly ... well you know.)

      I left a message for their director.



      -------- Original Message --------
      Subject:new vintage web site
      Date:Thu, 14 Oct 2010 07:03:20 -0700
      From:steve shumaker <shumaker@...>
      Reply-To:General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk@...>
      To:General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk@...>


      FYI
      
      10 SEPT 2010: MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR TECHNOLOGY IN THE HUMANITIES
      (MITH) LAUNCHES VINTAGE COMPUTING SITE:
      
      MITH is very pleased to announce a new Web site
      <http://mith.umd.edu/vintage-computers/>  devoted to its sizable (and
      growing) collection of vintage computers, retro software, and other
      artifacts from the early era of personal computing. The centerpiece
      of the site is a a considered metadata and modeling approach to
      computing hardware, whereby individual components of the vintage
      machines are documented, contextualized within their relation to the
      system as a whole, and expressed using Dublin Core. The site gathers
      links to other recent MITH projects in born-digital cultural
      heritage, and serves as a clearing house for our expanding portfolio
      in this area. It also includes newly written non-specialist's
      documentation for the FC5025 Floppy Disk Controller, a device used to
      retrieve data off of obsolescent media formats.
      
      The site is presented using the content management tool Omeka. It was
      researched and designed by Walker Sampson, who recently completed an
      MLS from the School of Information at the University of Texas;
      Sampson was in residence at MITH this past summer under the auspices
      of the IMLS-sponsored Digital Humanities Model Internship Program.
      MITH's Associate Director Matthew Kirschenbaum comments, "This site
      demonstrates the role that vintage computing can have in the
      environment of an active digital humanities center; as born-digital
      cultural heritage becomes ever more important, centers such as MITH
      will play a part alongside of libraries and archives in addressing
      its long-term presentation and curation."
      
      SOURCE:http://mith.umd.edu/mith-launches-vintage-computing-site/
      
      
      
    • Christian Liendo
      I think it s great. It looks like they are interested in developing tools for inventory. Lets see if their students get interested and maybe develop new things
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 14, 2010
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        I think it's great.
        It looks like they are interested in developing tools for inventory.
        Lets see if their students get interested and maybe develop new things for the hobby..

        I say welcome!

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