January 2010 Conference Call
History Committee Conference Call, January 6, 2010, 3:00-4:00PM Eastern Standard Time
Participants: Martin Campbell-Kelly, Brent Hailpern, Mary Hall, Carol Hutchins, Tom Misa, Len Shustek, and Rick Snodgrass
- The next Face-to-Face meeting will be Friday February 26, 2010 at the CBI.
We'll start with a dinner Thursday evening, have a working lunch on Friday,
visit the ACM Archive exhibit at 3pm, and end in time for people to get
back home Friday night.
- The proposed interview policy and procedure (guidelines.txt, InterviewPolicy.doc, and TranscriptTemplate.doc) were approved.
- Mark Scott Jonson was appointed by Mary as Turing Award website Curator-in-Chief.
We'll schedule a detailed discussion of the website and future plans for the
f2f meeting and invite Mark Scott.
- There are 13 interviews in flight, most nearing completion.
We have a policy that if the interviewee has the transcript for more
than six months, ACM has the option of posting the transcript edited
by just the interviewer.
We discussed a few delayed interviews. Most are going smoothly, with
perhaps a dozen to appear in the ACM DL in the next few months.
The broader context will be discussed at the f2f meeting.
- The Top Secret Rosies project was discussed by the committee via email
after the previous conference call and it was decided not to pursue.
- Tom talked with David Ashenhurst about his father's materials. The two
continue to discuss the best place to archive those materials. The HC's interest
is in preserving the ACM-relevant materials.
- There will be a SIGBoard meeting March 8 in Chicago. We'll discuss at the
f2f meeting how to involve the SIGs.
- Possible additional topics for the f2f meeting.
- SIG and ACM Board data retention: how to encourage documenting the current
state on the web and then maintaining that state, thereby creating
an historical record, and possibly later back-filling.
- Council archive.
- Fellowship and PR to historians to encourage ACM institutional history.
- Identifying three or four important/central themes, moments, aspects, or
topics, bounded yet meaningful, to encourage work on.
- Have an hour with CBI staff, to discuss topics of mutual interest, such
as how to involve SIGs and where to go next with the ACM Archive.
- Travel fellowships.
- HC Webmaster: who and what to do
- Review the FAQ on the web site