9.5 linear feet in 7 record cartons and 1 periodical box
The Dal Allan collection holds documentation pertaining to mass storage and disk drives during the 1980s and 1990s. About half of the collection consists of conference proceedings from events such as the Data Storage Interface and Technology conference, the European Data Storage Interface and Technology conference, and the Storage, Interface and Communication conference. Other conferences include the Head/Media Technology Review, the Arrowhead III, and the Data Compression conferences. There are also a number of forum proceedings, including those of the SCSI, Fibre Channel, and RAID forums, as well as some conference paper digests. About a quarter of the collection consists of storage industry market studies and forecasts published between 1988 and 1992 by groups such as IDEMA, Technology Forums, International Data Corporation (IDC), and Peripheral Research Corporation. The fourth of the collection is made up of printed materials, including technical reports, specifications, manuals, clippings, and promotional material related to data storage. The collection also includes issues of some magazines, such as Computer Technology Review, Mini-Micro Systems, Hard Copy, and Digital Design.
Computer storage devices; Data disk drives; Data disk drives industry; ENDL Incorporated; Fibre Channel (Standard); RAID (Computer science); Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)