The Computer Conservation Society (CCS) is a British organization, founded in 1989. It is under the joint umbrella of the British Computer Society, the London Science Museum and the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. Many of the society's meetings are held at the Science Museum. The CCS is interested in the history of computing in general and the conservation and preservation of early British historical computers in particular.
The CCS publishes a quarterly bulletin, Resurrection.
Dr Doron Swade, formerly the curator of the computing collection at the Science Museum, was a founding committee member.
The current chair of the society is Mrs Rachel Burnett. The immediate past chair is Dr David Hartley.
The society organises a number of projects to reconstruct and maintain early computers and to conserve early software. For example:
- Elliott 401 Project
- Bombe Rebuild Project
- Colossus Rebuild Project
- Manchester SSEM Project
- Elliott 803 Project
- DEC Systems Project
- Pegasus Project
- Software Conservation Project
- ICT 1301 Project
- Harwell Dekatron Computer Project
- Differential Analyser Project
- EDSAC Replica Project
- Resurrection, Computer Conservation Society, UK.
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