Friends of the Museum - Hosted Collections
KEEP ISRM FREE!|
|Associate Contact||Description of Collection|
|Tom Dilatush (USA)||Dilatush Collection|
|George Keane (USA)||Festus and Acu-Rule History|
|Hubert van Dongen (Netherland)||My Faber-Castell Slide Rule Collection|
|Adam Coleman (USA)||Infrared Slide Rules|
|Jim Cerny||Jim Cerny Machine-Time Rule Collection|
I've just expanded the capacity of ISRM from 2GB to 190GB
on my unix host server. I'm allowed 3600 email addreses and can transfer
2500GB/month. Consequently, I am offering to host individual slide rule
related web sites, at no charge, under the International Slide Rule Museum (ISRM) banner for
individual collectors and historians, especially for those of you who would
not normally want the trouble and expense of maintaining a web site. The
benifits are many fold.|
1) Allows you to show off your favorite and rare slide rule to the public at large.
2) Allows broader research content for all collectors and historians.
3) It captures the images and work that you might have done previously for posterity. (so many great sites have been taken down, and information and content lost, when the owner/author loses interest or passes on).
4) It creates a larger presence on the web for slide rule folks and (hopefully) should help generate interest in younger collectors and educators.
5) Adds technical content in areas of expertise that I am not capable able of providing.
6) It provides almost unlimited separate storage which can be used to offload files from limited servers for organizations and groups. For example, files can be put into an ISRG folder that everyone can look at "http://www.sliderulemuseum.com/isrm/ISRG" (I need to set this up so its accessible for anybody)
7) Provides a mechanism for those of you who wish to simply upload scans of slide rules and manuals for inclusion in the ISRM galleries and library (very much appreciated by everybody!).
8) Sure you can get free accounts on Geocities
and Yahoo, but this way there are no domain names to register, no pop-ups, no
advertising, and no emails from the service. George Keane just
transferred his Acu-Rule History site (he's the sacrificial lamb for the test
launch) from Geocities to ISRM. His URL looks like: http://www.sliderulemuseum.com/isrm/acurule/index.html
Having your help and involvement lets me know I'm doing something worthwhile. Thanks for considering being partners in this endeavor.
Michael Konshak, ISRM Curator