The organization’s CEO, Vicki L. Hanson, noted that the ACM Digital Library initiative is part of a broader effort to make its archives available through open access by 2025. “Our goal is to have it open within a few years, but the costs associated with [open access efforts] are very much back to reality,” Hanson said. So the group is still trying to finish its open access work.
There’s something you’d expect in these collections: technical documents, journal articles, and research papers, many of which highlight the history of computing – for example, one of the first documents published by the ACM was about the seminal UNIVAC system. But this treasure trove also touches on the core of the ACM itself, with many works related to how the organization was created and how it operates, and the digital library also includes in-depth recordings of earlier meetings.
The opening of ACM’s digital archives is one of many components to mark the organization’s 75th anniversary – the largest of which is a celebratory panel that will be held on June 10 as a hybrid event that will bring together the biggest names in computer science ,Such asMicrosoftDanah Boyd, a prominent social media scholar at the Institute, Jure Leskovec at Stanford University, and Hal Varian, chief economist at Google. ACM also highlights its history on its social media channels, including showcasing notable papers from its archives.