Resources and information links

Some suggested web links to computer history sites:

General computing history sites

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.

Australian computing

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

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Monash University sources

Monash Univerity has many sources for historical material click through to: