Virtual Museum of Computing

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The Virtual Museum of Computing (VMoC) is an eclectic collection of links and online resources concerning the history of computers and computer science.[1][2] It includes links to other related museums, both real and virtual, around the world, as well as having its own virtual galleries of information. A particular feature is the early computing pioneer Alan Turing, among others.

This virtual museum was founded by Jonathan Bowen in 1994, originally at the Oxford University Computing Laboratory in the United Kingdom.[3] It has been supported by Museophile Limited[4] and also forms part of the Virtual Library museums pages (VLmp), supported by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).[5] VMoC was subsequently hosted at the University of Reading and London South Bank University, and was mirrored around the world as part of VLmp. It is now available as a wiki on the MuseumsWiki, hosted on Wikia.[6]

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  1. ^ "Virtual Museum of Computing Web Site". IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 18 (4): 67. 1996. 
  2. ^ Bowen, Jonathan P. et al. (2005). "The Development of Science Museum Websites: Case Studies (Chapter XVIII)". In Hin, Leo Tan Wee; Subramaniam, Ramanathan. [ E-learning and Virtual Science Centers], Section 3: Case Studies (PDF). Hershey, USA: Idea Group Publishing. pp. 366–392. 
  3. ^ Bowen, Jonathan P. (2010). "A Brief History of Early Museums Online". The Rutherford Journal. 3. 
  4. ^ "Virtual Museum of Computing". Museophile Limited. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Virtual Museum of Computing". Virtual Library museums pages. International Council of Museums. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Virtual Museum of Computing, MuseumsWiki.

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