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The Home Computer Series Magazines

Postby manuka on Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:05 am

Hi all, I have a complete set of The Home Computer Series Magazines which was published in the UK in 1983-84ish. I don't want to get rid of them as they are just too interesting, I was wondering if there would be much interest if I scanned them to pdf or OCR'd them to HTML and made them available on the 'net. Of course there is the possibility that they are already in circulation in this sort of format so I needn't bother, but just wanted to gauge interest before letting myself in for tens of hours of extra work.
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Re: The Home Computer Series Magazines

Postby tezza on Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:12 am

I'm not familiar with the magazine and don't know if digital copies already exist, but I support this kind of activity. Once digitised the content can be saved forever and (potentially) all those articles and advertisements are preserved for all time.
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Re: The Home Computer Series Magazines

Postby SpidersWeb on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:07 pm

I'd be keen to get PDFs to host/read.

I found a version at http://archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Ahomecomputermagazine&sort=-publicdate with the same name - not sure if that's the one or not - it looks to be from the US.
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Re: The Home Computer Series Magazines

Postby manuka on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:40 pm

SpidersWeb wrote:I'd be keen to get PDFs to host/read.

I found a version at http://archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Ahomecomputermagazine&sort=-publicdate with the same name - not sure if that's the one or not - it looks to be from the US.


Yeah I did find those, The magazines I have are from the UK publish by Orbis (sp?) from memory
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Re: The Home Computer Series Magazines

Postby milkshakebot on Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:04 pm

If you do upload stuff I recommend using the Internet Archive. Stuff that goes up there is never deleted, even if it's targeted by a copyright claim, so it's safe no matter what.
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Re: The Home Computer Series Magazines

Postby manuka on Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:19 pm

milkshakebot wrote:If you do upload stuff I recommend using the Internet Archive. Stuff that goes up there is never deleted, even if it's targeted by a copyright claim, so it's safe no matter what.


Thanks for that, I hadn't thought of using them. Will upload pdf's there. I would be keen on doing a static webpages with them, just because I find pdf's not the easiest to navigate. It is quite a bit of work but it's something I've done before for a couple of other magazines.
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Re: The Home Computer Series Magazines

Postby kevman3d on Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:24 pm

Scanning magazines is going to be a LOT of work, but I'd say go for it as there's nothing more satisfying then seeing all that history archived safely away. 8)

I was tempted to do one or two sets from my collection here, but there's a few people on eBay that sell complete sets of scanned magazines on DVD, as well as tape inlays, disk labels, manuals, etc. Kinda nice to know there's plenty of stuff out there... However nothing beats having the physical products :D

I did a quick check online for your magazine - however the only place I found anything online with a similiar name is the internet Archive (as milkshakebot mentioned) here...
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Re: The Home Computer Series Magazines

Postby ZL2AOX on Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:25 pm

Another archive I've found useful, albeit US publications.
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Re: The Home Computer Series Magazines

Postby tezza on Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:32 am

ZL2AOX wrote:Another archive I've found useful, albeit US publications.

Good resource. Thanks for posting.
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