[SIGCIS-Members] ACM history of computing ebooks FREE until end of month

thomas.haigh at gmail.com thomas.haigh at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 08:46:22 PDT 2020


Hello SIGCIS,

 

Tom Misa mentioned this earlier, but I thought a reminder was justified. The
ACM opened up free access to its digital library for COVID. The virus hasn't
gone anywhere, but AFAIK the access is still scheduled to expire at the end
of June which is now just a few days away. As well as access to a mass of
journal and conference publications going back to the 1950s this also
includes the ACM Books series which is not always part of institutional
bundles. 

 

So with just a few clicks you could be the proud owner of:

 

Computing and the NSF, 1950-2016 by Freeman, Adrion & Aspray:
https://dl.acm.org/doi/book/10.1145/3336323

Code Nation: Personal Computing and the Learn to Program Movement in America
by Halvarson: https://dl.acm.org/doi/book/10.1145/3368274

Communities of Computing: Computer Science and Society in the ACM, Misa
(ed): https://dl.acm.org/doi/book/10.1145/2973856

Ada's Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age,
Hemmerman & Russell (eds.): https://dl.acm.org/doi/book/10.1145/2809523

Edmund Berkeley and the Social Responsibility of Computer Professionals,
Longo: https://dl.acm.org/doi/book/10.1145/2787754

 

The full list of books is at https://dl.acm.org/acmbooks/archive and
includes some other items of possible interest, including the first few in
what is eventually intended to be a full set of compendia celebrating the
contributions of Turing Award winners. The volume on Stonebraker, for
example (https://dl.acm.org/doi/book/10.1145/3226595), is packed with
interesting material for students of DBMS history, though more as primary
source than secondary. 

 

Best wishes,

 

Tom

 

 

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