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Re: Archimedes Level 4 File Server

Postby lcww1 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:51 pm

The folks at the Cambridge CCH have now confirmed with me that they do have a copy of the RISC OS 3 Level 4 File Server Network Manager’s Guide. As BeebMaster mentioned, this document is spiral bound, so it'll need scanning page by page on a flatbed scanner. CCH are happy for someone to visit them to do this scan on the premises, so I'll plan another visit to get this done sometime in the next few weeks.

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Re: Archimedes Level 4 File Server

Postby matt_nottm » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:00 am

Excellent news, thank you for volunteering for this. When you do visit, would you be able to sound them out about others visiting to scan some of their other econet manuals/books. They seem to have some really interesting stuff I have not seen before, and others where there is not a high quality scan.

For example:
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/41355/Acorn-The-Econet-A-Local-Area-Network-Data-Link-Layer-and-Physical-Layer-Specifications/

If they are willing, I may pop along later in the year for a scan-a-thon.

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Re: Archimedes Level 4 File Server

Postby lcww1 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:12 pm

matt_nottm wrote:When you do visit, would you be able to sound them out about others visiting to scan some of their other econet manuals/books.


Will do, Matt - from my dealings with CCH so far, they do seem to be very willing to help with this sort of scanning/archiving effort - why don’t you just drop them an email via their address at the bottom of the webpages? They just seem to need some notice to sort through things, and then extract the required documents from wherever it is that they’re stored. If there’s something specific you’d like to get scanned soon, then just let me know and I’ll see if I can add it on when I visit to scan the fabled L4MG!

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Re: Archimedes Level 4 File Server

Postby matt_nottm » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:39 pm

Thanks will do for sometime in the summer when I make a trip across.

This was the list of things I was looking at:
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/41355/Acorn-The-Econet-A-Local-Area-Network-Data-Link-Layer-and-Physical-Layer-Specifications/
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/5232/Connectivity-from-Acorn-Leaflet/
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/41351/SJ-Research-Guide-to-Installation-of-an-Econet-Network/
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/41352/SJ-Research-Manual-Excerpt-on-Econet-Programming/
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/48110/The-Econet-Micro-Guide/
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/18412/Box-917-Manuals-and-other-documents-from-Chris-Whytehead/
SJ Research File Server System Manager's Manual July 1985
SJ Research Modular Disc File Servie Manual April 1987
SJ Research various information relating to Econet Products

Interestingly it seems there is an option to download for free via a Shopping Basket, but I cannot seem to get it to work? I click Buy Now and there is nothing in the Shopping Basket?
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/41351/SJ-Research-Guide-to-Installation-of-an-Econet-Network/