Virtual Museum of Computing

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The pioneer of computer science, Alan Turing, who has featured especially in the Virtual Museum of Computing, in collaboration with Andrew Hodges.[1]

The Virtual Museum of Computing (VMoC) is an eclectic collection of links and online resources concerning the history of computers and computer science.[2][3] 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.[1]

This virtual museum was founded by Jonathan Bowen in 1994, originally at the Oxford University Computing Laboratory in the United Kingdom.[4] It has been supported by Museophile Limited[5] and also forms part of the Virtual Library museums pages (VLmp), supported by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).[6] 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.[7]

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  1. ^ a b Bowen, Jonathan P.; Angus, Jim; Bennett, Jim; Borda, Ann; Hodges, Andrew; Filippini-Fantoni, Silvia; Beler, Alpay (2005). "The Development of Science Museum Websites: Case Studies" (PDF). In Tan Wee Hin, Leo; Subramaniam, Ramanathan. E-learning and Virtual Science Centers,. Hershey, USA: Idea Group Publishing. pp. 366–392. ISBN 159140592-0.  Section 3: Case Studies, Chapter XVIII.
  2. ^ "Virtual Museum of Computing Web Site". IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. 18 (4): 67. 1996. 
  3. ^ 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.  (Official information.)
  4. ^ Bowen, Jonathan P. (2010). "A Brief History of Early Museums Online". The Rutherford Journal. 3. 
  5. ^ "Virtual Museum of Computing". Museophile Limited. Archived from the original on September 26, 2007. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Virtual Museum of Computing". Virtual Library museums pages. International Council of Museums. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Virtual Museum of Computing, MuseumsWiki.

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