Re: very old archives?

Michael Mealling <michael@bailey.dscga.com> Fri, 14 November 1997 16:48 UTC

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Subject: Re: very old archives?
In-Reply-To: <199711141601.LAA09650@mocha.bunyip.com> from Peter Deutsch at "Nov 14, 97 11:01:16 am"
To: peterd@Bunyip.Com (Peter Deutsch)
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 11:14:29 -0500 (EST)
Cc: cecilia@well.com, michaelm@rwhois.net, uri@mocha.bunyip.com
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Peter Deutsch said this:
> Hi Cecilia!
> 
> [ You wrote: ]
> . . .
> } From: Deutsch, Peter.  "Resource Discovery in an Internet Environment"
> } Master Thesis, School of Computer Science, McGill University June 1992.
> } 
> } p. 19 (yes I am looking at a hard copy)  Chapter 3 Design Issues.
> } 
> } There is mention of "Unique Resource Serial Numbers or URSNs" as a proposed
> } mechanism for solving problems of duplicates, similar names and retrieved
> } sets from multiple archives.
> } 
> } p. 26 section "Unique Resource Serial Numbers"
> } 
> } and in many other sections as the model is described.
> 
> I stnad corrected! That's definitely the term I was
> referring to (to which I was referring? :-)
> 
> 
> } If Peter doesn't have this up on the net somewhere, let me know what you
> } need and I will read this more carefully.  Please reference document
> } D486re.
> 
> It's currently buried on, of all things, a NeXT floptical
> which is being ornery and unreadable <ulp> Daivd (my ops
> guy) seems to think a cleaning of the old drive will be
> enough to resurrect it, but it can't happen this week. I
> hope this is enough for you Michael??
> 

Oh sure. The article was finished yesterday. I'm more curious about 
preserving the history now. (I'm an archivist at heart! Cecilia would
be proud. ;-) Ron has the uri/n archives and that gives a good 'history'.
I'm now looking for pre-history just so I can make sure it gets preserved
somewhere. That stuff was just damn interesting to read. If you can
find an electronic copy of your paper I'd appreciate a copy so I can
put it into the archive I'm going to build. The other thing I'm looking
for is the url mailing list archive.

-MM

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