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TRANSFERING DATA FROM TAPES

Northwestern University suspended its tape conversion service (whether 9-track reel tapes, 8 mm cassettes or IBM 3480 cartridges) in August of 2002.

The official announcement from NUIT is posted in www.it.northwestern.edu/bin/news/tape.pdf

Academic Technologies has identified two local commercial services that do media conversions. The list and references below have been copied from: Media and Data Conversion Service Bureaus:

These vendors also perform data conversions (converting data from one format to another). Keep in mind that Kellogg has a couple of utilities that are helpful in this respect. DBMS/Copy is installed in Kellogg's Unix server, skew3, while StatTrasnfer is available in the "special software" workstations in the Kellogg computer labs.

If you obtain data in a tape or cartridge and must use one of those services, it will be useful to find as much as possible about the format of the media you have received.

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