Ctl Alt Delete: Vintage Computers from the National Library Collection

Cast your eagle eyes over a rare selection of our vintage computers which we still use to preserve and access early ‘born digital’ material.

What's it all about?

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 Techweek19 (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.  


We will also be holding two presentations;

Thursday 23 May, 12pm - 12.30pm - For all the Macs I've loved before

 Thursday 23 May, 12.30pm - 1pm - Navigating the Complex World of 'Born Digital' collecting and preservation



Image Credit: Patrick Rogers of Apple Computer demonstrating a new system - Photograph taken by Stuart Ramson. Dominion post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers. Ref: EP/1984/5812/13. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23162310

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You can drop into this event at any time.

National Library, Te Ahumairangi Foyer, 70 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand

Monday 20 May
9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 21 May
9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 22 May
9:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday 23 May
9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 24 May
9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday 25 May
9:00am - 1:00pm

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Jay Gattuso

Digital Preservation Analyst - National Digital Heritage Archive/National Library of New Zealand

Richard Foy

Chief Archivist - Archives New Zealand


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