“San Diego Technology Archive to Expand to Include Additional Tech Sectors: UC San Diego Library Initiative Documents San Diego’s Emergence as Top Tech Hub” in UC San Diego News Service 


January 20, 2014 - San Diego, CA

Excerpted from an article by Dolores Davies

The San Diego Technology Archive was launched by the UC San Diego Library in 2011, on the heels of a discussion between UC San Diego University Librarian Brian Schottlaender and Standish Fleming, co-founder of San Diego’s Forward Ventures and a member of Schottlaender’s Advisory Board. Fleming noted the fact that while San Diego has emerged over the last thirty years as one of the nation’s top technology hubs, its unique trajectory of development had not been analyzed, let alone documented. Furthermore, the unique stories of those entrepreneurs, employees, advocates, and researchers had not been preserved. . . .

While still in its infancy, almost 100 hours of interviews with more than 60 individuals have been completed to date with 60 more interviews targeted for completion in 2014. In addition to oral interviews, the Archive features “genealogy charts” of the companies that constitute the various technology sectors, and the cross-linkages among companies (and staff) within those sectors. A number of new features have recently been added to the SDTA website, including a life sciences timeline and interviews from other SDTA collaborators, including the UC Berkeley Bancroft Library, the Life Sciences Foundation, and the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Read More.

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