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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration collection of SDS 930 material
X3872.2007  
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Description
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) collection of SDS 930 documentation and tapes consists of printed materials, data stored on magnetic tapes, and software on paper tapes. The collection ranges in date from 1961 to 1994. About half of the collection is made up of documentation related to the SDS 930 and other contemporary machines, including manuals, design drawings, logic diagrams, program libraries, and wire lists. The rest of the collection consists of paper tapes, which are mainly diagnostic programs, and magnetic tapes, which hold satellite cloud and weather pattern data.
Background
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce that studies and reports information about oceans, climate, atmosphere, and related ecosystems. NOAA provides a variety of services, such as climate predictions and projections, weather and water reports, nautical charts and navigational information, fisheries management, and coastal restoration. NOAA also collects data on a range of environmental topics and publishes scientific data sets for use by public, private, and academic sectors.
Extent
17.68 Linear feet, 5 record cartons, 4 newspaper boxes, 4 periodical boxes, and 5 other boxes
Restrictions
The Computer History Museum (CHM) can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Requests for copying and permission to publish, quote, or reproduce any portion of the Computer History Museum's collection must be obtained jointly from both the copyright holder (if applicable) and the Computer History Museum.
Availability
The collection is open for research.