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Guide to the Silicon Valley Information Center Collection, 1986-1993
CR-2008-05-07  
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Description
The Silicon Valley Information Center (SVIC) collection contains documents and resources which chronicle the birth, development and impact of the high technology industries of Silicon Valley as well as resources for historical and environmental research of these industries such as newsclippings. It also contains materials contributed by local companies such as annual reports, newsletters, product brochures, and other material. For a complete listing of all of the companies contained in the collection you can search the California Room's index which is available online. You can follow the link below.

Index of Silicon Valley Information Center Collection

Background
The Silicon Valley Information Center (SVIC) was a special collection established at the San José Main Public Library which collected materials and provided services from 1986 until 1993 when budgetary constraints forced its closure.
Extent
713 boxes 24 oversized boxes 34 file drawers of newsclippings 260 linear feet
Restrictions
Although San José Public Library's California Room does physcially own all archival materials in its possession, it does not necessarily own the intellectual property rights (copyright) associated with all items (Title 17, Chapter 2, Section 202, "Ownership of copyright as distinct from ownership of material object). Publishing materials from our holdings requires written permission from the San José Public Library, along with proper credit given to our institution. For permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Lead Librarian of the California Room. Users may reproduce materials for teaching, research, and private study in accordance with fair use on the condition that they give proper credit to the California Room, San José Public Library.
Availability
Collection is open for research.