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Offline JohnElliott

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PD library catalogues
« on: 01:57, 09 January 21 »
Just looking through my desk, I came across a printout of a PCW PD catalogue from (probably) 1994 or 1995. I then found the original source files on my hard drive, so uploaded them at https://www.seasip.info/Unix/Joyce/pcwpd_catalogue.html .

If anyone's got catalogues from other libraries (such as the long-departed PCW Software Library) it might be nice to get them scanned and online. I fear my paper copies have long since vanished.



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Re: PD library catalogues
« Reply #1 on: 11:13, 11 January 21 »
Thanks for sharing, interesting read :)

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Re: PD library catalogues
« Reply #2 on: 17:59, 11 January 21 »
Hello,

Don't know if this is of any relevance here.

Way back, I got quite a few PDSL disks - that's from the Public Domain Software Library.  I still have most of the original disks, and as I use them, they still work fine.

The first few (late 80s) are formatted for the Epson TF-20/QX-10.  Later ones are formatted for my PCW BOX 5.25" disks, i.e. a 360k variety.   Most of these batches are CP/M, C, BASIC, utilities etc.   Later batches are PC format, incl HD and 3.5" disks, these are all mostly PC software.

Obviously, for current use, the disks can be copied and packaged as a .zip file, things are so much easier.

The older disks still have a note indicating the original catalog designation, some of the later ones do not, merely text indicating the contents.

If it would be any use (to anyone) I could construct a listing of the disks I have, with a brief note of contents.

I don;t think any of this was specifically Amstrad or PCW.

Geoff

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Re: PD library catalogues
« Reply #3 on: 10:12, 12 January 21 »
In general any preservation effort is worth it I'd say, but isn't it archived anywhere else?