Ctl Alt Delete: vintage computers from the National Library Collection
Do you remember the supreme usability of the square mouse, the clean beige lines of the Apple Classic II, the Apple Lisa and the Macintosh? Remember the slick sophistication of the clear covetable big bootied iMac and the portable lightweight Powerbook 150, and what about the extreme versatility of the SuperDrive Floppy?
Get your nerd on and revisit some old friends this Techweek’19 (20 – 26 May) at the National Library. Cast your eagle eyes over a rare selection of our vintage computers which are still used to store, transfer and read early ‘born digital’ material.
National Library foyer.
For all the Macs I’ve Loved Before” with Richard Foy
Come hear Archives New Zealand Chief Archivist and self-confessed computer geek Richard Foy wax lyrical about his nostalgic love affair with Apple computers hardware and software and his views on technology past/present/future in our lives, and more!
Thursday 23rd May 12.00– 12.30pm
Meet in the foyer of the National Library
Navigating the complex world of ‘born digital’ collecting and preservation
By 2020, it’s estimated that 1.7MB of data will be created every second for every person on earth. By next year, New Zealanders could be generating, or associated with, over 600 Petabytes of new data every single day.
If all of this data was collected, every day the Library might have the equivalent of 133,800,000 DVDs of content dropped off in its doorstep.
How does an institution committed to collecting and preserving the nations memory go about selecting, preserving and providing access to born digital material in the continually changing and complex world of digital platforms and connected devices?
Join National Library’s Digital Preservation Analyst Jay Gattuso in a lively presentation about the challenges and opportunities of collecting, preserving and providing access to a range of complex born digital objects and the experiences they create.
Jay will discuss issues such as managing and decision making around digital collecting, why the cloud has changed how we think about collections, what it means to provide meaningful access to the intangible, to the legal ramifications of collecting born digital material.
There will time for questions and conversation.
Thursday 23rd May 12.30– 1.00pm
Programmes Room, National Library