Welcome to Update!

Update is a club for everybody who loves computers, in Uppsala and the whole world. We do stuff with computers of all kinds, be it hardware, software, modern computers, historic computers, different architechtures, Unix/Linux, multiuser systems, programming and other things.

Our premises at Svartbäcksgatan 65 is where we tinker with computers from our collection, work on our own projects or just hang out.

We also arrange lectures and exhibitions, work on various projects, and we have a large collection of new and old computers, components, documentation and software.

2023-11-18, 19:00 – 20:00: Data management and digital preservation of (research) data Herbert Lange (University of Gothenburg)

Location: Update's rooms at Svartbäcksgatan 65 and also online in Update's lecture room.

We are surrounded by large amounts of data wherever we look. Some of the data might be useful, some of it entertaining, some considered useless and some outdated. Usually research data falls in the first category, sometimes even in the second. We are usually interested in managing and preserving data that seems relevant to us. Because research data is usually considered very important there have been major efforts in managing and preserving it. However, aspects of digital preservation for research data are also relevant e.g. for retrocomputing. Sometimes the two even overlap such as in the diskmags project. This talk will present work on data management and digital preservation mostly from a research point of view but will also highlight similarities to issues within the retrocomputing scene.

More info on Update's lecture series.

Everything about Update and our activities is on Update's wiki (in Swedish).

If you want to donate hardware, books or other computer related things, please contact us.

If you want to become a member of Update, read more here!