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Public Access Computer Systems Forum (PACS-L) Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-003
This collection consists of eleven boxes of printed e-mail correspondence among members of the Public-Access Computer Systems Forum (PACS-L). The distribution list was established by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., and provided by the University of Houston Libraries. These documents are dated from July 1989 to February 1991, corresponding to Bailey's tenure as moderator. There is also a notebook of handwritten notes, and four compact discs containing PACS-L archives.

Dates

  • 1989-1991

Conditions Governing Access

Open for Research.

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.

Extent

5.5 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

The Public Access Computer Systems Forum (PACS-L) was a BITNET mailing list established by Charles W. Bailey, Jr. at the University of Houston Libraries in 1989 and active until 2013. Conversations on the list dealt with end-user computer systems in libraries.

References:

PACS-L http://epress.lib.uh.edu/pacsl/pacsl.html

PACS-L Archive http://digital-scholarship.org/pacs-l/pacs-l.htm

Tennant, R. "Remembering PACS-L" http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2015/11/social-media/remembering-pacs-l/

Custodial History

Materials were transferred to Special Collections in 1991.
Title
Guide to the Public Access Computer Systems Forum (PACS-L) Records
Status
completed
Date
1991
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA
713-743-9750