Collections

David Ramsey dramsey at neko.com
Wed Jun 7 12:00:03 MDT 2017


I'll be happy to put my scanners to use...

> On Jun 7, 2017, at 9:22 AM, Eric Rechlin <eric at hpcalc.org> wrote:
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> Thanks for sharing that correspondence.  I can definitely see where both of you are coming from.
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> I wonder if a compromise would be to digitize the entire collection.  I realize that would be a huge undertaking, even with an automatic sheet-fed scanner, but at least it would then preserve the information for future researchers.  Storing the data would be almost free in comparison to storing the actual documents.
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> I realize the actual documents may indeed have significance to future scholars, but I think for the most part, the data contained in them is >90% as good, and it's quite likely that nobody will step up to store them before it's too late.  And if we don't digitize them before that happens, then even the information contained in them will be gone forever, too.
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> Eric
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> -----Original Message----- From: Richard J. Nelson
> Sent: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 11:08
> To: Handheld Computing Conference discussion list
> Subject: Collections
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> As most of you know I have been trying to donate my unique calculator literature collection so as to preserve it for the future.
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> In the last seven years I have approached most museums regarding this including HPs small effort.  No one is able to take it on to preserve it.  I just received a response from a museum that explains the situation quite well.  The email thread is attached.
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> I will see many of you in Nashville.  The Committee is working diligently and the conference is coming together nicely.
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