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Computer Archaeology Laboratory

Escrito por Redacción TNI el 19/05/2015 a las 13:02:42
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By its nature, computer technology evolves and develops with great rapidity, and the need to conserve superseded software and hardware is behind the launch of the Computer Archaeology Laboratory at Flinders at Tonsley.

 

The Laboratory was officially opened by Mr Marty Gauvin, CEO of data centre company Tier 5 and a member of Flinders University’s council.

 

From early Australasian computer games to a variety of floppy disk formats, the Computer Archaeology Laboratory provides a valuable resource for research while also providing a repository of obsolete computer technology.

 

“The laboratory supports research into a wide range of legacy computing and digital preservation and conservation problems, and will enable collaboration between the disciplines of Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics and Humanities, as well as government and industry,” Dr Denise de Vries said.

 

Dr de Vries, of the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, convenes the University’s Digital Heritage research group with Associate Professor Melanie Swalwell from the School of Humanities. As well as teaching in their respective disciplines, the pair have a strong ongoing research interest in the history and preservation of Australasian computing and digital technology.

 

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