Resources and information links
Some suggested web links to computer history sites:
General computing history sites
- Computer History Museum site with details on the history of computing - large reference collection on-line and library references.
- Virtual Museum of Computing - site with web links to a large number of international sites with details on computer history.
Company history sites
- HP museum - company site with history of Hewlett Packard calculators and some background information on early calculators
- IBM history - extensive site on history of IBM including early Hollerith machines and later products under IBM.
- The Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre - provides on-line resources including Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Chapter 8 looks at development of computing in Australia.
- The Australian Computer Museum Society - preserves the history of computing in Australia.
- CSIRAC - a detailed history on the early computer CSIRAC, built in Australia in the 1940s.
- Computing in Melbourne: A Historical Tour - the web site describes a self guided six (6) hour tour around Melbourne and directs the tourist to points of interest in the history of computing in the great southern capital.
Monash University computing history publications
- Rood, S. 2008 (in prep) From Ferranti to Faculty: Information Technology at Monash University, 1960 to 1990 . Monash University ePress.
- Pearcey, T. 1988 The History of Australian Computing. Chisholm Institute of Technology, Caulfield.
- Greig, J. and Levin. P. 1989 Computing at Chisholm. The First Twenty-Five Years 1965-1989. Chisholm Institute of Technology, Caulfield.
- McCann, D. & Thorne, P. 2000 The Last of the First. CSIRAC: Australia's First Computer. University of Melbourne.
- Ainsworth, A.B. MONASH UNIVERSITY’S FIRST COMPUTERThe Ferranti Sirius computer at MonashUniversity, August 2016,
- Ainsworth, B., Clarke, N., Avram, C. Sheard, J. 2016, MONET – Monash University’s campus LAN in the 1980s. A bridge to better networking. Proceedings of the IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference, International Communities of Invention and Innovation, HC 2016 New York University, May 2016, New York NY, USA.
- Farr, G., Ainsworth, B. Avram, C., Sheard, J., 2016, Computer History On The Move. SIGCSE ’16 Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education, pp528-533, ACM, New York NY, USA. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2844575
- Ainsworth, B., 2014, Dr Trevor Pearcey – at the Forefront of Early Computer Design, RESURRECTION, The Bulletin of the Computer Conservation Society, No. 67, Autumn 2014, (Commonwealth edition), British Computer Society. http://www.computerconservationsociety.org/resurrection/res67.htm
- Ainsworth, A.B., Avram. C., Sheard, J., 2013, The Relevance of Computing Research History – The Monads-PC: A Case Study, Proceedings of the IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference, HC 2013 London, Making the History of Computing Relevant, 17-18 June, 2013, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp.105-117. http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783642416491
- Ainsworth, A.B., Sheard, J.I., Avram, C.P., 2008, The Monash Museum of Computing History: Part 1, Inroads - SIGCSE Bulletin, vol. 40, issue 2, Association for Computing Machinery, New York NY USA, pp. 31-34. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1383602&picked=prox&CFID=625927790&CFTOKEN=28989279
- Ainsworth, A.B., Sheard, J.I., Avram, C.P., 2008, The Monash Museum of Computing History: Part 2, Inroads - SIGCSE Bulletin, vol. 40, issue 4, Association for Computing Machinery, New York NY USA, pp. 31-34. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1473195&picked=prox&CFID=625927790&CFTOKEN=28989279
Find other museums in Australia
- Museum Victoria website, Melbourne, Australia
- Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, Australia.
- National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australia.
- This site is a good reference to find Australian museums.
- Professional museum organization in Australia
Monash University sources
Monash Univerity has many sources for historical material click through to: