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November 24, 2008

Annals Through the Years

Following is a press release on an exciting online feature celebrating 30 years of publishing contributions of IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, with some nice quotes from CBI associate director Jeff Yost:

*IEEE Computer Society Press Release:*

*IEEE ANNALS OF THE HISTORY OF COMPUTING MAGAZINE CELEBRATES THREE DECADES OF PUBLICATION** *

*Annals through the Years Feature Will Highlight Contributions Computers and Computing Have Made to Society Since 1979*

*LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Oct. 28, 2008 –* The IEEE Computer Society, the world's leading organization of computing professionals, is proud to announce that its IEEE Annals of the History of Computing magazine will celebrate 30 years of publishing contributions in 2009 with an exclusive online compilation called Annals through the Years.

To mark the anniversary, Editor in Chief Jeffrey Yost will select a hallmark article and column from each year of Annals’ publication, starting from 1979. These selections, along with Yost’s commentary on their importance, will be featured in the Computing Then section of Computing Now (http://www.computer.org/cn), the online home of the Computer Society’s technical magazines.

"For three decades, Annals has been publishing path-breaking academic scholarship, pioneer accounts, and department pieces detailing the rich history of computing around the world,? said Yost, associate director of the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota. "Annals through the Years highlights this material with a few selections from each year, which have been chosen for their importance or continuing interest."

.....For further information about IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, including subscription information, visit http://www.computer.org/portal/site/annals.
For information about Computing Then, visit http://computingnow.computer.org/ct.
For further information about Computing Now or to sign up for a free newsletter, visit http://www.computer.org/cn

*Contact:*

Robin Baldwin, Magazine Business Operations Manager
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
714-816-2125
rbaldwin@computer.org

November 19, 2008

Hidden History TONIGHT

Also, please come to tonight's Hidden History in Computing lecture, at 7:00 pm in 120 Andersen Library, given by Tom Misa. Tonight's talk will be on the Control Data Corporation, an important Minnesota computing company for which we have quite an extensive and exciting collection.

LIFE Images on Google

Google has just announced a new LIFE magazine photo archive hosted on its site: http://images.google.com/hosted/life. I did a quick search using the keyword "computer" and got 10 pages of images, and the digitized images thus far are only 20% of the images that will eventually be available.

November 13, 2008

Fall 2008 Newsletter

The CBI fall 2008 newsletter is now available and will be virtually winging its way to those of you on the mailing list shortly! It is published biannually and contains updates about events, collections, and resources here at the institute. If you would like to be added to the newsletter mailing list, please email me.