The Case for the Preservation of R&D Project Websites

« About 1 year ago, Arquivo.pt performed an experiment to preserve the .EU domain.

We are now trying to focus on preserving sites of R&D projects. To this end, our first idea was to use the EU Open Data Portal to identify these project URLs. The problem is that from the 25 608 R&D projects funded by FP7 listed by the EU Open Data Portal, only 7.9% had an associated project URL.

So, the first main challenge is to identify R&D project web sites to be preserved.

And you can help! »

Pionnières dans l’archivage du .eu, les archives du Web portugaises s’intéressent aujourd’hui à la préservation des sites de projets, notamment européens, et de leurs résultats intermédiaires.

voir l’article de Daniel Gomes et l’appel à contribution 

Nouveaux collectifs de coproduction de corpus numériques : communs de la connaissance, communautés épistémiques et au-delà

Journée d’étude, 7 mars 2016 (au Cnam)

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Programme prévisionnel

9h30 Accueil

9h50 Introduction

10h-11h10. 1ère session. Nouveaux collectifs de coproduction de corpus numériques : communs de la connaissance, communautés épistémiques et au-delà
– Serge Proulx (Professeur associé Télécom ParisTech, Professeur UQAM, LabCMO)
– Manuel Zacklad (Professeur, CNAM, DICEN-IDF)

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ENIAC in action

Conceived in 1943, completed in 1945, and decommissioned in 1955, ENIAC (the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first general-purpose programmable electronic computer. But ENIAC was more than just a milestone on the road to the modern computer. During its decade of operational life, ENIAC calculated sines and cosines and tested for statistical outliers, plotted the trajectories of bombs and shells, and ran the first numerical weather simulations. ENIAC in Action tells the whole story for the first time, from ENIAC’s design, construction, testing, and use to its afterlife as part of computing folklore. It highlights the complex relationship of ENIAC and its designers to the revolutionary approaches to computer architecture and coding first documented by John von Neumann in 1945.

Within this broad sweep, the authors emphasize the crucial but previously neglected years of 1947 to 1948, when ENIAC was reconfigured to run what the authors claim was the first modern computer program to be executed: a simulation of atomic fission for Los Alamos researchers. The authors view ENIAC from diverse perspectives—as a machine of war, as the “first computer,” as a material artifact constantly remade by its users, and as a subject of (contradictory) historical narratives. They integrate the history of the machine and its applications, describing the mathematicians, scientists, and engineers who proposed and designed ENIAC as well as the men—and particularly the women who—built, programmed, and operated it.