Computer Conservation Society

Aims and Objectives of the Society

British Computer Society logoThe Computer Conservation Society (CCS) is a co-operative venture between the British Computer Society, the Science Museum of London, and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

The CCS was constituted in September 1989 as a Specialist Group of the BCS. It is thus covered by the Royal Charter and the charitable status of the BCS.

The aims of the CCS are to:

Membership is open to anyone interested in computer conservation and the history of computing.

The CCS is funded and supported by voluntary subscriptions from members, a grant from the BCS, fees from corporate membership, donations, and by the free use of Science Museum facilities. Some charges may be made for publications and attendance at seminars and conferences.

There are a number of active Working Parties on specific computer restorations and early computer technologies and software. Younger people are especially encouraged to take part in order to achieve skills transfer.

The CCS is a special interest group of the BCS.

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