Charles Babbage Foundation Name Change to IT History Society

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The IT History Society is successor to the Charles Babbage Foundation.

Jeffery D. Stein, Chairman of the Board of the Charles Babbage Foundation (CBF), announces the changing of its name and direction. The new name of the organization is the IT History Society http://www.IThistory.org .

In prior years, since 1978, CBF's role was to serve as the fund raising arm of the Charles Babbage Institute. With this mission accomplished, the IT History Society will direct its efforts to enhance and expand works concerning the history of information technology and to demonstrate the value of IT history to the understanding and improvement of our present and future world.

The IT History Society will support and encourage international historical research, archival acquisitions, archival processing, historical writing, writing of educational material, public lectures, workshops, conferences, educational courses, short stories, novels, films, plays, exhibits, museums, web pages, and other activities that feature IT history as a topic. In addition, the IT History Society will actively promote to international IT corporations the benefits of having an active archiving function.

The IT History Society is directed by eight active board members who are well known in the IT industry, supported by 52 trustees drawn from that same industry. The board is being advised on its programmatic efforts by two committees, one of archivists and another of historians.

On October 21, 2007, IT History will hold its first meeting in Washington, DC to announce the new name and mission, and to unveil its new website to an international body of historians and IT history organizations gathered there.

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