magazén International Journal for Digital and Public Humanities

Journal | magazén
Monographic journal issue | 3 | 1 | 2022
Research Article | Rescuing Diskmags: Towards Scholarly [Re]Digitisation of an Early Born-Digital Heritage

Rescuing Diskmags: Towards Scholarly [Re]Digitisation of an Early Born-Digital Heritage

Disk magazines are a special type of periodical that was published on floppy disk mainly in the 1980s and 1990s. Created by home computer enthusiasts for the community, disk magazines are potentially valuable as a historical resource to study the experiences of programmers, users and gamers in the early stage of microcomputing. The material preserved by fan communities could be a starting point to derive scientifically reliable resources. Creating a digital scholarly edition from the material needs not only to consider the original encoding and hardware standards, but also include the necessary role of emulation and hardware preservation.


Open access | Peer reviewed

Submitted: March 17, 2022 | Accepted: June 6, 2022 | Published: June 30, 2022 | Language: en

Keywords Digital scholarly edition Annotation Disk magazines Demoscene Gaming Digitisation TEI Home computers

Subtags Born digital artefacts Technology Publication Textual data Analysis


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