BBC Media Preservation/London/16th May 2016

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BBC Media Preservation/London/16th May 2016

Postby helpful » Tue May 10, 2016 6:54 pm

We've got an exciting presentation coming up next week at ROUGOL, which I think will not only be of interest to those on here but at which you may be able to offer help and advice too! Do come along if you are in or around London/south east - the meeting is free to attend, with good food and drink available to purchase :-)

The next meeting of the RISC OS User Group Of London will be:

BBC Media Preservation
Presented by Paul Emerton, Concept Television Studios Ltd

Monday 16th May 2016, 7:45pm

The Blue-Eyed Maid (upstairs in the restaurant)
173 Borough High Street
London, SE1 1HR

http://www.rougol.jellybaby.net/meetings/index.html

Paul Emerton has recently taken delivery of the remaining BBC's Special Projects Acorn kit and disc media with the job of recovering and archiving the material and building up the machines into working demos. Hopefully one or two will function well enough to loan to a museum on completion.

Paul will tell a few short stories about what the BBC used the kit for and then give a rough guide to what he plans to do.

1. Recovery of data
- Basic process
- Doing it on a no/low budget
- Risks of clicky HDDs
- Getting round the various challenges of different and dying media

2. Restoration of machines
- Dealing with batteries and corrosion
- Non-destructive case cleaning
- General restoring to working models

3. Feedback on processes / questions from the crowd
- What have other people done
- What could be done better
- Offers of help/advice

If Paul can get it running in time then he may also be able to demo something produced by the BBC graphics department on original hardware (PRISMA / APEX systems).

Hope to see you there!

Bryan.
RISC OS User Group Of London - http://www.rougol.jellybaby.net/
RISC OS London Show - http://www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk/

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Re: BBC Media Preservation/London/16th May 2016

Postby helpful » Sun May 15, 2016 2:53 am

Reminder that this is tomorrow!

(That's assuming you're reading this on Sunday. If you're reading it Monday then it's today. If you're reading it Tuesday, then it was yesterday and you've missed it. If you're reading it after that, you've still missed it, and where have you been?)

Bryan.
RISC OS User Group Of London - http://www.rougol.jellybaby.net/
RISC OS London Show - http://www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk/


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