For inquiries regarding the SDTA, please contact Tracey Hughes, Project Manager.
The San Diego Technology Archive (SDTA), an initiative of the UC San Diego Libraries, documents the history, formation, and evolution of San Diego's high-tech companies from 1965 to the present. The SDTA captures the vision, strategic thinking, and recollections of technology and business founders, entrepreneurs, academics, venture capitalists, early employees, and service providers, many of whom figured prominently in the development of San Diego's dynamic technology cluster. As these individuals articulate and comment on their contributions, innovations, contributions, and entrepreneurial trajectories, a rich living history emerges about the extraordinarily synergistic academic and commercial collaborations that distinguish the San Diego technology community.
UC San Diego, its faculty, and its alumni have been integral to San Diego's emergence as a destination for high-tech business formation. The UC San Diego Libraries, among the top 20 public academic research libraries in North America, are recognized as leaders in the development and implementation of digital technologies that support San Diego's research and teaching institutions. Consequently, the UC San Diego Libraries are well poised to initiate and steward the history of the San Diego region's unique, synergistic, and collaborative technology industries.
The histories presented in the SDTA follow established academic protocols, with each interview sometimes requiring up to four hours. After professional processing by UC San Diego Libraries' staff, each interview is catalogued to be made available online, providing world-wide access for scholars, interested members of the technology community, and the public.
The SDTA is in the early stages; through the Archive, we have just begun telling San Diego's compelling and amazing technology story. Please check the SDTA site regularly for additional SDTA news and content. Future upgrades to the site will include the ability for Web site visitors like you to tell your version of San Diego's high-tech story and confer and connect with others about San Diego's entrepreneurial past, present, and future online. By facilitating a broad-based capture of details from founding employees and early participants in the companies, research institutions, and service firms that are comprised in the San Diego high-tech community, we expect that this online and participant-driven Archive will grow into a unique and rich virtual space.
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