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April 16, 2009

Computing Then

CBI recently learned from the IEEE Computer Society that "Computing Then" was getting substantial Web traffic with the roll out of each new edition of its feature "Annals Through the Years." "Annals Through the Years" features an article and department piece from each year of Annals (starting from Annals' origin in 1979 and moving to the present) rolling out new content every few weeks. With each article/piece, it provides a brief introduction on historical context/significance. In addition to "Annals Through the Years," "Computing Then" features select content from the current issue of Annals, podcasts, and more.
Please check out "Computing Then" at http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/computingthen.

Book series on the history of computing

An exciting new book series will be published by Springer, starting in 2011, entitled "History of Computing." Our own Jeff Yost is on the advisory board for this project, and well-regarded computing historian Martin Campbell-Kelly is the series editor. The series, according to Springer's website, "examines content and history from four main quadrants: the history of relevant technologies, the history of the core science, the history of relevant business and economic developments, and the history of computing as it pertains to social history and societal developments." The first volume will be A Science of Operations, by Mark Priestley of the University of Westminster.

April 2, 2009

Tomash Library Catalog

I am extremely happy to announce that Erwin Tomash's catalog of his library on the history of computing and computation is now available on CBI's website on our Hosted Publications page. Mr. Tomash has kindly given us permission to host a copy of the publication. It's a beautiful and scholarly work, and I highly recommend taking a look at it.