Currently, vintage computing archiving takes the form of the following:
a) Magazines (PDF)
Atarimania - http://www.atarimania.com/atari-magazine-antic_20.html
b) Magazines (text content)
c) Magazines (bibtex)
What would be useful is an archive of the Article references (similar to a PubMed.org searchable database):
a) BibTex reference created for each article in the magazine
b) PDF (text-readable) derived for only that article
Why would this be useful?
a) Quickly able to search for articles about a specific topic (i.e. "Indus" disk drives) and quickly see all the articles ever written on them.
b) Trend articles (i.e. "tape drives" vs "disk drives" broken down by year) -- see the adoption of technology.
The plan would be to place all this information into Synthesis (www.synthesis.info) to see the patterns and trends in the computer non-academic literature.
So, how to proceed? The magazines to start indexing are:
Atari 8-bit/16 bit
- Amiga World
- Dr. Dobbs
- Computer Language