[Nethistory] Repositories

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Tue, 28 May 2013 20:14 UTC

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Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 08:14:26 +1200
From: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>
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Cc: Elizabeth Feinler <feinler@EARTHLINK.NET>, nethistory@ietf.org
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On 29/05/2013 07:54, Scott Brim wrote:
> On 05/28/13 15:40, Elizabeth Feinler allegedly wrote:
>> This, I think, is our first task:  to try and identify existing
>> repositories so at least networking history donors are aware of them.
>>  There are very few repositories specifically dedicated to networking
>> history; however, there are significant collections located at
>> government and private libraries and museums.  Which of these have
>> staying power for the long term, and do they know the significance of
>> the networking history items in their collections? 
> Related: a registry of repositories.  As you identify history
> repositories, please register them.  Right now I know of two independent
> ones, naturally :-p ...
> http://www.re3data.org/
> http://databib.org/about.php

Fair enough, but long term stability of the repositories is
even more important. Quite a few of the ones I'm aware of are
maintained by individual mortals, and that is not sufficient.