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General Note: In 2010, Soliton Associates Ltd of Toronto donated a large number of documents and other objects related to I.P. Sharp Associates (IPSA) firm to York University Computer Museum. The donated technical manuals, corporate documents, photographs, books, journals, and newspapers once belonged to vast IPSA archives and technical library that were dismantled after the acquisition of the company by Reuters Holdings PLC in 1987. For reasons of completeness, The Soliton SHARP APL Collection is supplemented with IPSA objects donated by other individuals and organizations.

Historical Note: IPSA was formed in 1964 in Toronto as a software company by eight individuals including founding president Ian Sharp. From an exclusively Canadian company, it had evolved into an international software and communications firm. The company was actively involved in the development of the APL programming language from the language's introduction in mid 1960s. In 1969, IPSA offered its first commercial APL time-sharing system to customers in Canada and the United States. Since then, the company was continuously improving its dialect of APL known as SHARP APL. The software served as the operating and information processing environment for the I.P. Sharp's on-line time-sharing service.

In the early 1970s, the access to IPSA's computer facilities were extended into Europe via trans-Atlantic cable. The I.P. Sharp network offered the company's communications capability, its on-line SHARP APL software and application program environment as well as private and public databases and libraries. In mid 1970s, IPSA introduced its own internally developed packet-switching network in Europe, and later world-wide.

By the early 1980s, IPSA was best known for its reliable, high-performance public time-sharing service available through an efficient world-wide communications network--IPSANET--one of the largest and most advanced in the world. By the end of the 1980s, IPSANET was linking over 800 cities in 80 countries and territories. It had wholly-owned subsidiaries in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA, and West Germany. The company maintained one of the world's largest collections of on-line business-oriented data. Access to IPSANET was via a phone line which was a local call to a mainframe computer located at IPSA's computer center in Toronto. The network was successfully used by many international companies world-wide. Its success was due to its extent and reliability, its contents and services.

Since mid 1980s, data could also be retrieved from the I.P. Sharp Online Service using a personal computer and downloaded efficiently for local analysis and processing by user programs or popular software such as LOTUS 1-2-3, VisiCalc, or Compu Trac.

In 1987, I.P. Sharp was acquired by Reuters Holdings PLC. In 1993, a newly established software company Soliton Associates Ltd. of Toronto completed the acquisition of assets related to the APL software business from Reuters Information Services (Canada) Ltd, including SHARP APL software.

Abbreviations:

  • IPSA: I.P. Sharp Associates
  • SAL: Soliton Associates Limited
  • RISL: Reuters Information Services (Canada) Limited
  • WK: material donated by William Kindree (former IPSA employee)
  • RB: material donated by Robert Bernecky (former IPSA employee)
  • RP: material donated by Roland Pesch (former IPSA employee)
  • RPr: material donated by Richard Procter (former IPSA employee)
  • GR: material donated by Gord Ramer (former MCM employee)
  • RR: material donated by Robert Roden
  • DJ: material donated by Peter de Jager
MANUALS, USER GUIDES, REPORTS
  • 1970 [IPSA Box 1]
    • The Programmer's Manual for the IPSCOBOL Compiler, Preliminary Version, IPSA (29 November, 1970) [WK].
  • 1971 [IPSA Box 1]
    • The Programmer's Manual for the IPSCOBOL Compiler, IPSA (22 January, 1971) [WK].
  • 1975 [IPSA Box 1]
    • An Introduction to AIDS, IPSA (1975).
    • SHARP APL, File Subsystem Instruction Manual, IPSA (1975) [WK].
  • 1977 [IPSA Box 1]
    • SHARP APL Applications Library Catalogue, IPSA (July 1977).
    • File Conversions, IPSA (September 1977).
    • SHARP APL Report Formatting, IPSA (October 1977). [RP]
    • SHARP APL In Financial Analysis, IPSA (December 1977).
  • 1978 [IPSA Box 1]
    • SHARP APL Text Editor, IPSA (February 1978).
    • SHARP APL File System, IPSA (February 1978).
    • SHARP APL Plot Facility, IPSA (March 1978).
    • SHARP APL Graphics, IPSA (March 1978).
    • CROSSTAB: A Crosstabulation Package, IPSA (April 1978).
    • SHARP APL File System, IPSA (July 1978).
    • ACTPAK: The SHARP APL Actuarial Package, IPSA (October 1978).
    • Box-Jenkins in SHARP APL, IPSA (October 1978).
  • 1979 [IPSA Box 1]
    • MAGIC for Time Series Analysis, IPSA (January 1979).
    • X-11 in SHARP APL, IPSA (February 1979).
    • Graduation, IPSA (February 1979).
    • SHARP APL Functions for Statistical Analysis, IPSA (March 1979).
    • P. Berry, SHARP APL Reference Manual, IPSA (March 1971).
    • SHARP APL Message Passing Facility, IPSA (May 1979).
    • Mailbox: Sharp APL Message Processing Facility, IPSA (May 1979).
    • o6g Data Base Reference Guide, IPSA (May 1979).
    • SHARP APL Report Formatting, IPSA (August 1979).
    • STARS: A Storage and Retrieval Subsystem Users Manual, IPSA (November 1979).
  • 1980 [IPSA Box 1]
    • MAGIC User's Manual, IPSA (1980).
    • TEXTEDIT Users' Manual, IPSA (1980)
    • SHARP APL Message Processing Facility, IPSA (May 1980).
    • Mailbox: Sharp APL Message Processing Facility, IPSA (May 1980).
  • 1981 [IPSA Box 1 and 1A]
    • CONSOL Reference Manual, IPSA (1981).
    • CONSOL Illustrations, IPSA (1981).
    • SAGA Reference Manual, IPSA (1981).
    • SNAP User's Manual; SHARP Network Analysis for Projects, IPSA (1981).
    • A SHARP APL Minicourse, IPSA (January 1981).
    • Batch Tasks in SHARP APL, IPSA (February 1981).
    • Sharp Special Systems, IPSA (March 1981).
    • SHARP APL File System, IPSA (April 1981).
    • P. Berry, SHARP APL Reference Manual, IPSA (June 1981).
    • SHARP Operational Notes (SONS), IPSA (1 June, 1981).
    • SHARP APL Internal Notes (SINS), IPSA (30 June, 1981).
    • Lease Evaluation System User's Guide, IPSA (July 1981).
    • Changes to MABRA, IPSA (November 1981).
    • A Working Introduction to APL, APL educational material (student's set), I.P. Sharp Education Group (1981) [WK, Box 1A]; the set includes:
      • K.I. Iverson, A Working Introduction to APL, IPSA (1981).
      • APL Language, IBM GC26-3874-4, File no. S370-22 (July 1978).
      • P.Berry, SHARP APL Reference Manual, IPSA (June 1981).
    • A Working Introduction to APL, APL educational material (instructor's set), I.P. Sharp Education Group (1981) [WK, Box 1A]; the set includes:
      • K.I. Iverson, A Working Introduction to APL, instructor's handbook, IPSA (1981).
      • APL Language, IBM GC26-3874-4, File no. S370-22 (July 1978).
      • P.Berry, SHARP APL Reference Manual, IPSA (June 1981).
    • A Working Introduction to APL, 35mm slides, IPSA (1981) [WK, Box 1A].
  • 1982 [IPSA Box 1]
    • FASTNET Users' Guide, IPSA (1982).
    • XTABS User's Guide, IPSA (1982).
    • Using the I.P. Sharp System: A Handbook for Nonprogrammers, IPSA (1982).
    • APE: APL Program Editor, IPSA (May 1982).
    • Sharp TSIO Users Guide, IPSA (May 1982).
    • SHARP Operational Notes (SONS), IPSA (May 1982).
    • SHARP Internal Notes (SINS), IPSA (May 1982).
    • SHARP APL: Pocket Reference, IPSA (September 1982).
    • SUPERPLOT: A Complete Plotting Package, IPSA (September 1982).
    • SHARP Internal Notes (SINS), IPSA (November 1982).
    • SHARP Operational Notes (SONS), IPSA (November 1982).
    • SHARP Operational Notes (SONS): 1981, IPSA (November 1982).
    • SHARP Technical Notes (STANS), IPSA (November 1982).
    • SHARP APL, May 1982 Release, Summary of Changes, IPSA (November 1982).
    • SHARP APL, Control Blocks and Data Areas, IPSA (November 1982).
    • SHARP APL, Release Installation Guide, IPSA (November 1982).
    • Public Data Bases Overview, IPSA (December 1982).
  • 1983 [IPSA Box 2]
    • MAGICSTORE User's Guide, IPSA (1983).
    • MABRA Users' Guide, IPSA (1983).
    • SIFT Users' Guide, IPSA (1983).
    • Applications Software Installation Package, IPSA (May 1983).
    • SHARP APL, System Administrator's Library: System Administrator's Guide, IPSA (May 1983).
    • SHARP APL, System Programmer's Library: SHARP APL Auxiliary Processors, IPSA (May 1983).
    • SHARP APL, System Programmer's Library: SHARP APL Supervisor Manual, IPSA (May 1983).
    • SHARP APL, System Programmer's Library: APE: APL Program Editor, IPSA (May 1983).
    • SHARP APL, System Programmer's Library: Major DSECTS and EQUATES, IPSA (May 1983).
    • SHARP Internal Notes (SINS), IPSA (May 1983).
    • SHARP Operational Notes (SONS), IPSA (May 1983).
    • SHARP APL, Operator's Library: Messages and Codes, IPSA (May 1983).
    • SHARP APL, System Monitor, IPSA (May 1983).
    • SHARP APL MVS System, May 1983 Release, Initial Distribution Installation Manual, IPSA (May 1983).
    • SHARP APL, May 1983 VSE Release Update Guide, IPSA (May 1983).
    • SHARP APL, May 1983 VSE Release Update Guide, Summary of Changes, IPSA (May 1983).
    • SHARP Internal Notes (SINS), IPSA (May 1983).
    • SHARP APL, May 1983 Release, Update #1, IPSA (August 1983).
    • SHARP APL Release 15 (aka May 1983); binder of documents including:
      • SHARP APL, May 1983 VSE Release Update Guide, IPSA (May 1983).
      • Application Software Package, IPSA (May 1983).
      • SHARP APL MVS System, May 1983 Release, Initial Distribution Installation Manual, IPSA (May 1983).
  • 1984 [IPSA Box 2]
    • SHARP APL, Sharp TSIO Users Guide, IPSA (1984).
    • The SHARP APL Utility Library, version 1, 1 December, 1983, IPSA (January 1984).
    • SHARP APL (MVS Host), May 1983 Release, Update #2 Guide, IPSA (January 1984).
    • SHARP APL Systems, May 1983 Release, Update #2 Guide, Summary of Changes IPSA (January 1984).
    • SHARP APL/PC Handbook, Preliminary Edition, SHARP APL/PC, Release 0, IPSA (14 February, 1984). [WK]
    • SUPERPLOT Reference Card, IPSA (January 1984).
    • Mailbox: Sharp APL Message Processing Facility, IPSA (March 1984).
    • SHARP APL/PC, version 1, IPSA (March 1984). [RB]
    • IPSANET, IPSA (March 1984).
    • Information Manager's Tool Kit User Guide, v. 1.0, IPSA (March 1984);
    • Commodities Data Base, IPSA (April 1984).
    • SHARP APL (MVS Host), May 1983 Release, Update #3 Guide, IPSA (1 April 1984).
    • SHARP APL (MVS Host), May 1983 Release, Update #3 Guide, Summary of Changes, IPSA (1 April 1984).
    • SHARP APL Systems, System Programmer's Library: SHARP APL Supervisor Manual, IPSA (1 April, 1984).
    • SHARP APL, Communications Processor, IPSA (19, April, 1984).
    • X-11 in SHARP APL, IPSA (June 1984).
    • WSDOC: SHARP APL Workspace Documentation Facility User's Guide, IPSA (September 1984).
    • Mailbox Reference Card, IPSA (September 1984).
    • SHARP APL: Pocket Reference, SHARP APL/370, SHARP APL/PC, IPSA (September 1984)
    • IBM 3270 User Guide (IDSH), IPSA (December 1984).
  • 1985 [IPSA Box 3]
    • SHARP APL Release 17 User's Guide, SHARP APL/370, SHARP APL/PC, SHARP APL/PCX, IPSA (1985).
    • SHARP APL, Major Dsects and Equates, Release 17, IPSA (15 January, 1985).
    • SHARP APL/PCX, Version 1, SHARP APL Release 17, IPSA (February 1985) [RB].
    • SHARP APL/PC, Version 2, SHARP APL Release 17, IPSA (February 1985) [RB].
    • SHARP APL, Release 17 User's Guide, SHARP APL/370, SHARP APL/PC, SHARP APL/PCX, IPSA (February 1985).
    • SHARP APL, System Programmer's Library: SHARP APL Supervisor Manual, IPSA (1 April, 1984).
    • SHARP APL/370 MVS Release 17, Bridge to GDDM [AP126], IPSA (1 May, 1985).
    • SHARP APL, System Monitor, Release 17, IPSA (1 May, 1985).
    • SHARP APL, System Administrator's Guide, Release 17, IPSA (1 May, 1985).
    • SHARP APL, Utilities Manual, Release 17, IPSA (1 May, 1985).
    • SHARP APL, File and Workspace Utility Conversion, Release 17, IPSA (1 May, 1985).
    • SHARP APL, Messages and Codes, Release 17, IPSA (1 May, 1985).
    • SHARP APL/370, Release 17, MVS Host IPSA (1 May, 1985).
    • SHARP APL, Internal and Operational Changes, Release 17, IPSA (1 May, 1985).
    • SHARP APL, Upgrade Guide, Release 17, IPSA (1 May 1985).
    • SHARP APL, System Maintenance Guide, Release 17, IPSA (1 May, 1985).
    • SHARP APL, Auxiliary Processors, Release 17, IPSA (15 May, 1985).
    • HCPRINT User's Guide, IPSA (June 1985).
    • SHARP APL/370 MVS Release 17, Bridge to GDDM, IPSA (August 1985).
    • SUPERPLOT User's Guide, IPSA (November 1985).
    • SHARP APL, Upgrade Guide, Release 17 VSE, IPSA (11 December, 1985).
  • 1986 [IPSA Box 3]
    • HSPRINT: SHARP APL/370 High-speed Print Facility User's Guide, IPSA (1986).
    • Logos User's Guide, IPSA (1986).
    • SHARP APL/370 Release 17.1, IPSA (January 1986).
    • VSDI User's Guide, Preliminary edition; SHARP APL/370 VSAM Data Set Auxiliary Processor (VSDI), IPSA (January 1986).
    • SHARP APL Systems, Release Update 17.2, IPSA (April 1986).
    • ECS: An Electronic Conferencing System User's Guide, IPSA (May 1986).
    • SHARP APL/370 Release 17.3, IPSA (July 1986).
    • Data Center Master Index, SHARP APL/370 System Documentation, release 17, IPSA (July 1986).
    • SHARP APL/370 Release 17.4, IPSA (August 1986).
    • INFOMAGIC User's Guide, IPSA (October 1986).
  • 1987 [IPSA Box 3]
    • SHARP APL/370 Release 19 Internal and Operational Changes, IPSA (31 March, 1987).
    • Release 19 Guide for APL Programmers, Sharp APL Distributed Sites, SHARP APL/370, IPSA (March 1987).
    • MAILBOX Line Mode User's Guide, IPSA (June 1987).
    • MAILBOX Line Mode Reference Card, IPSA (December 1987). [RPr]
    • MAILBOX/PC User's Guide, IPSA (July 1987).
    • SHARP APL/370 Release 17.6, FILESORT Upgrade IPSA (20 July, 1987).
    • SHARP APL/370 Release 19 Upgrade Guide, IPSA (20 July, 1987).
    • SACF 1.0. SHARP APL/370 Interface to External ACF, SHARP APL Systems Release Update 19.4, IPSA (31 August, 1987).
    • SACF 1.0. SHARP APL/370 Interface to External ACF, Upgrade Guide, SHARP APL Systems Release Update 19.4, IPSA (31 August, 1987).
    • File Conversions, IPSA (September 1987).
    • SIGNON Procedures To Access the I.P. Sharp Online Services, IPSA (October 1987).
    • MAIBOX/Line Mode, reference card, IPSA (December 1987).
  • 1988 [IPSA Box 3]
    • SAX. Program Logic Manual, edition 1.5, IPSA (1988).
    • Release 19.8 Update for APL Programmers, Sharp APL/370, IPSA (January 1988).
    • SHARP APL/370 Release 19.8, Installation Planning Guide, IPSA (May 1988).
    • SIGNON Procedures To Access the I.P. Sharp Online Services, IPSA (August 1988).
    • VIEWPOINT reference card, IPSA (August 1988).
    • SHARP APL System Overview, IPSA (September 1988).
  • 1989 [IPSA Box 4]
    • MAGIC, keyword reference, IPSA (February 1989).
    • VIEWPOINT, reference booklet, IPSA (August 1989).
    • SHARP APL Release 20, Guide for APL Programmers, IPSA (September 1989).
    • SHARP APL Release 20, Internal and Operational Changes, IPSA (September 1989).
    • SHARP APL Release 20, Upgrade Guide, IPSA (September 1989).
    • SHARP APL Release 20, Installation Planning Guide, IPSA (September 1989).
    • R. Bernecky, ACORN: APL to C on Real Numbers, IPSA Research Report, 1989-2 (1989).
  • 1990 [IPSA Box 4]
    • VIEWPOINT 2.3, Installation Instructions, IPSA (1990?).
    • VIEWPOINT 2.3, Release Notes, IPSA (1990).
    • VIEWPOINT 2.3: DB2 Direct View, supplement to the Viewpoint Reference Manual, IPSA (1990).
    • VIEWPOINT 2.3 UPGRADE, Supplementary Documentation, IPSA (1990).
    • SHARP APL: Pocket Reference, SHARP APL/370, SHARP APL/PC, RISL (September 1990).
    • LOGOS, Pocket Reference, RISL (1990). [RPr]
  • 1991 [IPSA Box 4]
    • SHARP APL Version 20 Performance Package, Internal and Operational Changes, RISL (1991).
    • SHARP APL Version 20 Performance Package, Upgrade Guide, RISL (1991).
    • NSVP 1.2 User's Guide, RISL (1991). [RPr]
  • 1992 [IPSA Box 4]
    • SHARP APL 4.0 for UNIX, APL Software Division, RISL (1992).
    • VIEWPOINT DBIUTILS USER's GUIDE, RISL (1992).
  • 1993 [IPSA Box 4]
    • Mailbox Steward's Guide, Version 9.3 Update, SAL (1993).
    • MAILBOX Installation Guide, Version 9.3 Update, SAL (1993).
    • VIEWPOINT 2.3.2, Instruction Sheet, SAL (May 1993).
  • 1994 [IPSA Box 4]
    • SHARP APL for MVS. MVSLink 1.5 Installation Guide, SAL (1994).
    • SHARP APL for MVS. MVSLink 1.5 Configuration, Operation, and Maintenance Guide, SAL (1994).
    • SHARP APL for MVS. Guide for APL Programmers, Version 21, SAL (1994).
  • 1995 [IPSA Box 4]
    • SHARP APL for MVS. Performance Package Upgrade Guide, SAL (1995).
    • SHARP APL for MVS. Performance Package, Internal and Operational Changes, SAL (1995).
    • Socket Client Library: System Administrator's Guide, SAL (199?).
    • Socket Interface User's Guide, v. 1.1, SAL (1995).
  • 1998 [IPSA Box 4]
    • SHARP APL for MVS. TSIO User's Guide, Version 2.0, SAL (1998).
    • SHARP APL for MVS. TSIO Upgrade Guide, Version 2.0, SAL (1998).
    • SHARP APL for MVS. AVAM Upgrade Guide, Version 2.0, SAL (1998).
    • SHARP APL for MVS. AVAM Configuration, Operation, and Maintenance, Version 2.0, SAL (1998).
  • 1999 [IPSA Box 4]
    • SHARP APL for VMS, Supervisory Manual, SAL (1999).
    • Advanced SHARP APL Shared Variables, RISL (199?).
    • FXOrderwatch: Benchmarking Guide, RISL (10 June, 1999).
  • 2000 [IPSA Box 4]
    • SHARP APL, Socket Client Library, User's Guide, SAL (2000). [RPr]
    • SHARP APL, Socket Client Library, System Administrator's Guide, SAL (2000).
    • Auxiliary Processors Manual (Revised Contents), SHARP APL for MVS, SAL (2000).
    • SHARP APL for OS/390. NSVP TCP/IP Device Driver Installation Guide, SAL (2000).
    • SHARP APL for OS/390. Pocket Reference , SAL (2000). [RPr]
    • SHARP APL for UNIX, Upgrade Guide, version 6.0, SAL (2000). [RPr]
  • date unknown [IPSA Box 4]
    • SHARP APL Reference Card, IPSA. [RR]
IPSA INTERNAL and CORPORATE DOCUMENTS [IPSA Box 4]
  • APL Project to Date: May 27/69, APL Seminar, IPSA (1969). [WK, Int 27]
  • APL Project to Date: May 29/69,, IPSA (1969). [WK, Int 27]
  • User Related Changes, IPSA (December 1980). [Int 15]
  • A Company Profile, IPSA (January 1980). [Int 18]
  • Security of Software Development and System Maintenance, IPSA PM-81-5013-06B (August 1981). [Int 19]
  • Several internal I.P. Sharp memos and letters, 1980--1983. [Int 24]
  • SHARP APL Program Product Installations (November 1981). [Int 17]
  • Minutes of ZOO and SDOC Planning meetings (1982--1984). [Int 3]
  • Workspace Documentation for 3150815 MAILSRC, version 19.33.17 (19 October, 1983).
  • In-House Billing, Workspace Documentation for 1524301 BILLMAINT, version 14.43.12, 05/02/83, IPSA (1983).
  • In-House Billing, Workspace Documentation for 1524301 INHSETUP, version 15.57.31, 01/06/83, IPSA (1983).
  • In-House Billing, Workspace Documentation for 1524301 INHBILL, version 15.23.05, 10/07/83, IPSA (10 October, 1983).
  • I.P.Sharp internal guidelines for negotiating contracts for the SHARP APL Program Product, 1983. [Int 1]
  • Portfolio of documents of IPSA 1985 annual meeting of shareholders; the portfolio includes (among other documents) the notice of meeting and 1984 financial statements. [WK, Int 29]
  • SHARP APL Release 17, various internal documents (1985). [Int 11]
  • Documents concerning SHARP APL/VSE product (1985-86). [Int 22]
  • D. Mason, Corporate Image -- Research and Technology Contributions, memo (22 May, 1986). [Int 23]
  • I.P. Sharp Associates Limited organizational structure (19 March, 1987). [Int 18]
  • Minutes of meetings, budgets, mission statements of various IPSA groups: Software Group, ZDIST, RATS, Group 91, WET (1983-1988). [Int 20]
  • SHARP APL/370 Morgan-Stanley Custom Contract: #FM Beta Test Site, IPSA (1987). [Int 12]
  • D. Webb, The SHARP APL\370 Interpreter Major Control Blocks, IPSA (1987). [Int 16]
  • A. Atkey, Comparing SHARP APL and APL2: A Management Overview (May 1987). [Int 4]
  • Release 19.3 of SHARP APL/370 documentation and product announcement (October 1987). [Int 13]
  • Release Update 19.5 of SHARP APL/37, VTH 1.0 Installation Guide, and other documentation (20 November, 1987). [Int 14]
  • SAPL/CMS Requirements Specification (December 1987). [Int 19]
  • SVP, NSVP, SSQL internal documentation (1988). [Int 7]
  • APLMON 2.0, Release 19.6 documentation (April/May 1988). [Int 8]
  • Release 19.8 of SHARP APL/370 documentation (May 1988). [Int 2]
  • Release 19, known problems list (1987-88) [Int 6].
  • Release 19, benchmark test results (July 1988). [Int 6]
  • SHARP APL, Release 19.12, upgrade checklist, instruction checklist, and other documentation (April-August 1988). [Int 10]
  • SSQL upgrade checklist (9 July, 1988). [Int 9]
  • IPSA press releases. [Int 21]
  • MVS/ESA update documentation (December 1988). [Int 5]
  • SHARP APL System Overview, I.P. SHARP Software, IPSA (September 1988).
  • Presentations and other documents from the Internal Technical Exchange Seminar, (ITES), IPSA/RISL (7 June, 1989). [Int 28]
  • Shape, the IPSA Application Development Platform: An Overview of Shape's Principles, Internal Technical Memorandum, IPSA (December 1989). [Int 26]
  • The announcement of the formation of the APL Software Division at RISL, RISL (November 1991). [Int 25]
PROMOTIONAL LITERATURE, CATALOGUES, PRODUCT and PRICE LISTS [IPSA Box 5]
  • IPS COBOL, IPSA (1970). [Pro 1]
  • A guide to SHARP APL, IPSA (1973). [Pro 1]
  • IPSA 100 Video Data Terminal, brochure (197?). [WK, Pro 1]
  • SHARP APL on your In-house Computer, IPSA (1980). [Pro 2]
  • MAILBOX, IPSA (February 1981). [Pro 3]
  • How to Make Project Planning a SNAP: A modern approach to computerized project planning, IPSA (March 1982). [Pro 2]
  • Public Workspaces Catalogue, IPSA (1982).
  • MAGICSTORE: Multidimensional Data Storage and Retrieval System, IPSA (1983). [Pro 3]
  • MABRA Solves Information management Puzzle, IPSA (June 1983). [Pro 3]
  • System Software Catalogue, IPSA (November 1983). [Pro 4]
  • I.P.Sharp Associates: An Overview, IPSA (March 1984). [Pro 1]
  • MABRA Solves the Information Management Puzzle, IPSA (June 1984). [Pro 3]
  • IPSANET: I.P. Sharp Communications Network, IPSA (May 1985). [Pro 1]
  • Personal SHARP APL, IPSA (January 1986). [Pro 3]
  • SHARP APL product announcements, technical overviews and price lists 1987-1993. [Pro 5, Pro 6]
  • APLMON, IPSA (May 1988). [Pro 1]
  • MAILBOX, IPSA (August 1988). [Pro 1]
  • We share more with our worldwide clients than just computer time, IPSA (198?). [Pro 1]
  • The Distributed SHARP APL System On Your Computer, IPSA (198?). [Pro 2]
  • I.P. Sharp Associates APL Time-Sharing Network in Europe, IPSA (January 1983). [Pro 2]
  • Discover SHARP APL for the IBM PC, IPSA (198?). [Pro 3]
  • SHARP APL. Put the power to work for you, SAL (199?). [Pro 2]
  • SHARP APL Release 19, 19.12, and 20 promotional material, RISL and SAL (1991-93). [Pro 6]
NEWSLETTERS and MAGAZINES [IPSA Box 5]
  • I.P. Sharp Newsletter, IPSA
    holdings: October (1969) [WK], June/July (1973), and vol 2(?) (February/March 1974) to vol. 12 (1984).
  • IPSA Investment Club Newsletter, IPSA
    holdings: no. 2 (26 February, 1969) [WK], and no. 3 (1 May, 1969). [WK]
  • I.P. Sharp Financial & Economic Newsletter, IPSA
    holdings: vol. 3, no. 3 (1983), and vol. 4, no. 1 and 2 (1984).
  • IPSA News, IPSA
    holdings: vol. 13, no. 1 (June 1985).
  • Insite News: IPSA's newsletter for inhouse sites, IPSA
    holdings: vol. 2, no. 1--3 (1987) and vol. 3, no. 1--2 (1988).
  • APL Quote Quad, ACM
    holdings: vol. 1, no. 4 (1970) [WK]; vol. 2 (1970)-- vol. 3 (1972) [WK]; vol. 6 (1975) -- vol. 8 (1978) [WK]; vol. 9 (1978) -- vol. 12 (1982); vol. 13 (1982) -- vol. 21, no. 2 (1990) [RP]; vol. 21, no. 2 (December 1990) -- Vol. 22, no. 2 (December 1991) [RPr]; vol. 23, no. 2 (December 1992) [RP].
  • The 1989 ACM SIGAPL Index of APL Articles, APL Quote Quad (1990). [RP]
  • The 1990 ACM SIGAPL Index of APL Articles, APL Quote Quad (1991). [RP]
APL CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, SEMINARS [IPSA Box 6 and Box 7]
  • Colloque APL, Enseignement et Application du Langage APL, Paris, 9--10 September, Institut de Recherche D'Informatique et D'Automatique (IRIA) (1971). [WK]
  • Proceedings of the Fifth International APL Users' Conference (APL V), Toronto, 15--18 May, APL Technical Committee (1973). [WK]
  • Proceedings of the APL Congress 73, Copenhagen, Denmark, 22--24 August, P. Gjerlov, H.J. Helms, and J. Nielsen (eds.), North-Holland (1973). [WK]
  • Proceedings of the Sixth International APL Users Conference, Anaheim, Ca., 14--17 May, Coast Community College District (1974). [WK]
  • Proceedings of the Sixth International APL Users Conference, May 14--17, Anaheim, California, Coast Community College District (1974). [WK]
  • APL 76,, proceedings of the APL76 Conference, Ottawa, 22--24 September, G.T. Hunter (ed), ACM (1976). [WK]
  • Archive of the 1978 APL Users Meeting, September 18-20, Toronto; the archive includes: An APL Users Meeting conference proceedings, IPSA (1978); binder of the meeting's organization documents, and photographs taken during the event [in IPSA Box ?].
  • APL 79 Conference Proceedings, Rochester, New York, 30 May - 1 June, ACM APL Quote Quad, vol. 9, no. 4 (June 1979).
  • APL in Practice: What You Need to Know to Install and Use Successful APL Systems and Major Applications, Washington, D.C., 9-11 April, 1980, A.J. Rose and B.A. Schick (eds), John Wiley & Sons (1980).
  • Archive of the 1980 APL Users Meeting, October 6-8, Toronto; the archive includes: 1980 APL Users Meeting proceedings, IPSA (1980); conference registration material; over 500 photographs, photograph negatives, and pre-prints of photographs taken during the event [in IPSA Box ?].
  • APL 81 Conference Proceedings, San Francisco, Ca., October 21-23, W.L. Anderson and D.G. Smith (eds.), ACM APL Quote Quad, vol. 12, no. 1 (September 1981).
  • APL 82 Conference Proceedings, Heidelberg, Germany, July 26-30, W.H. Janko and W. Stucky (eds), ACM APL Quote Quad, vol. 13, no. 1, ACM (September 1982).
  • Archive of the 1982 APL Users Meeting, October 4-6, Toronto; the archive includes: 1982 APL Users Meeting Proceedings, vol. 1 and 2, IPSA (1982); Workshop Reports; conference registration package; K.W. Keirstead, An Introduction to APL for Managers,, tutorial, and 1982 APL Users Meeting schedule.
  • APL82, conference announcement and registration form (1982).
  • APL83 Conference Proceedings, Washington, D.C., April 10-13, L.A. Russell and D.M. Weintraub (eds), ACM APL Quote-Quad vol. 13, no. 3 (March 1983).
  • IPSA Distributed Software Symposium, Toronto, November 14--17, 1983, conference materials, IPSA (1983).
  • APL84 Conference Proceedings, Finland, June 11-15, ACM APL Quote-Quad vol. 14, no. 4 (June 1984) [RP].
  • The Information Center and Changing Technologies, 1984 APL Users Meeting, October 15-17, Toronto, IPSA (1984);
  • 1984 APL Users Meeting, binder of conference material.
  • APL85 Conference Proceedings, Seattle, Washington, May 12-16, J.A. Turner (ed.), ACM APL Quote-Quad vol. 15, no. 4 (1985). [RP]
  • APL86: APL in Action, Conference Proceedings, Manchester, England, July 7-11, J. Ziemann (ed.), joint publication of ACM APL Quote-Quad vol. 16, no. 4 (1986) and Special Edition of VECTOR. [RP]
  • APL86 Tutorials, Manchester, England, July 7-11, A. Camacho (ed.), British APL Association (1986). [RP]
  • APL87: APL In Transition, Conference Proceedings, May 10-14, Dallas, Texas, J. Haliburton (ed), ACM APL Quote-Quad vol. 17, no. 4 (1987).
  • APL88, Conference Proceedings, February 1-5, Sydnay, Australia, L.J. Dickey and L.C. Shaw (eds), ACM APL Quote-Quad vol. 18, no. 2 (December 1987). [RP]
  • IPSA TECH, April 11-13, 1988, Toronto, Canada; proceedings, IPSA (1988).
  • APL89: APL as a Tool of Thought, Conference Proceedings,, New York City, August 7-10, A. Kertesz and L.C. Shaw (eds), ACM APL Quote-Quad vol. 19, no. 4 (August 1989).
  • IPSA Internal Technical Exchange Seminar, (ITES), IPSA/RISL (7 June, 1989). [Box 4, Int 28]
  • APL90: For the Future, Conference Proceedings,, Denmark, P. Gjerlov (ed.), ACM APL Quote-Quad vol. 20, no. 4 (July 1990). [RP]
  • The World of SHARP APL, Toronto, July 6, 1992, forum program and registration form, RISL (July 1992).
  • APL93, Taking a closer look, Conference Proceedings, International Conference on APL, Toronto, August 15--19, E.M. Anzalone (ed), ACM APL Quote Quad, vol. 24, no. 1 (August 1993).
  • Video recordings from APL93 [RB]:
    • K. Iverson, Teaching Calculus, 15 August, 1993, (VHS tape T1, also a DVD copy);
    • D. McIntyre, An Introduction to J, part 1, 15 August, 1993 (VHS tape T2, also a DVD copy);
    • R. Vaughan, APL for Actuaries, 15 August, 1993 (VHS tape T3);
    • D. McIntyre, An Introduction to J, parts 1, 2, 17 August, 1993 (VHS tape T7, also a DVD copy);
    • G. Langlet, Building an APL Atlas of Natural Shapes, 17 August, 1993 (VHS tape T8);
    • T. More, Transfinite Nesting in Array-Theoretic Figures, Changes, Rigs & Arms, 17 August, 1993 (VHS tape T9);
    • A GUI Standard for APL, panel, 17 August, 1993 (VHS tape T10);
    • P. Lukasha, Learning Modern Algebra, 18 August, 1993 (VHS tape T13);
    • APL Help Facility, Casaloma Banquet 18 August, 1993 (VHS tape T14).
  • Archive of the APL97 Conference, August 17--20, Toronto; the archive includes conference proceedings and a binder of conference documents.
PHOTOGRAPHS
  • 1978 APL Users Meeting, September 18--20, Toronto; two photographs.
  • 1980 APL Users Meeting, October 6--8, Toronto; 17 photographs and over 500 photograph negatives and pre-prints of photographs taken during the event.
  • 1982 APL Users Meeting, October 4--6, Toronto; 26 photographs and pre-prints of photographs taken during the event.
  • 1984 APL Users Meeting, October 15--17, 1984, Toronto; over 100 photographs taken during the event.
  • APL91 Conference, various photographs.
  • APL93 Conference, August 15--19, Toronto: over 220 photographs.
  • APL94 Conference, Belgium: Soliton Assoc. (?) team; 6 photographs.
  • Annual APL(?) Party, 1999, The Elmood, 18 photographs.
  • Toronto APL SIG, 23 September, 1996; two photographs of Roger Hui receiving the Kenneth E. Iverson Award from Bob Bernecky.
APL BOOKS, ARTICLES, and OTHER PUBLICATIONS
  • APL Quote-Quad: The Early Years, (A.E. Azzarello (ed), APL Press, Palo Alto (1982).
  • P.S. Abrams and G. Lacourly, Informatique Par Telephone, Langage de Programmation APL, Hermann, Paris (1972).
  • L. Alvord, Probability in APL, APL Press, Palo Alto, Ca. (1984).
  • J.W. Buckley et al, Management Problem-Solving with APL. A Guide to the Solution of Typical Accounting and Finance Problems Through APL Time-Sharing, John Wiley & Sons (1974).
  • P. Berry, How the Package Data-Type Has Affected Programming, IPSA, Palo Alto, Ca.
  • P. Berry, What the User Really Learns, lecture presented during the em>APL83 meeting in Washington, D.C. (1983).
  • C.B. Cameron, APL gains popularity for many good reasons, Computing Canada (14 October, 1980).
  • A.D. Falkoff and K.E. Iverson, APL\360: User's Manual, IBM(August 1968). [WK]
  • A.D. Falkoff and K.E. Iverson, A Source Book in APL, APL Press, Palo Alto (1981).
  • L. Gilman and A.J. Rose, APL: An Interactive Approach, John Wiley & Sons (1974).
  • L.D. Grey, A Course in APL with Applications,, Addison-Wesley (1976).
  • E. Harms and M.P. Zabinski, Introduction to APL and Computer Programming, John Wiley & Sons (1977).
  • K.E. Iverson, Rationalized APL, IPSA (January 6, 1983). [RPr]
  • K.E. Iverson, Rationalized APL, IPSA (November 22, 1982). [DJ]
  • K.E. Iverson, Rationalizing APL, IPSA (November 22, 1982). [DJ]
  • K.E. Iverson, Mathematics for Programmers (July 1986).
  • K.E. Iverson, Mathematics and Programming (July 1986).
  • K.E. Iverson, Applied Mathematics and Programming (July 1986).
  • K.E. Iverson, Operators and Functions, IBM Research Report RC 7091, #30399 (26 June, 1978).
  • K.E. Iverson, A Concise Dictionary of APL, IPSA (July, 1986).[RPr]
  • K.E. Iverson, A Dictionary of APL, IPSA (March, 1987).
  • K.E. Iverson, Tangible Math, includes software (20 July, 1989).
  • K.E. Iverson, APL seeks wider user appeal. Canadian Datasystems (October 1981). [in IPSA Box 1A]
  • K.E. Iverson, Introducing APL to Teachers. APL Press, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (1976).
  • K.E. Iverson, Introduction to APL (includes software), APL Press, Palo Alto, Ca. (1984).
  • K.E. Iverson, APL Language, APL Press, Palo Alto, Ca. (1984).
  • P.M. Kendall, The Bytocratic Revolution, Intermarket (April 1986).
  • J. Kirchner, Data Base Stores Congressional Voting Records, Computerworld (9 June, 1980).
  • W.R. LePage, Applied APL Programming,Prentice-Hall (1978).
  • E.E. McDonnell, the four cube problem: a case study in basic, apl, and functional programming, APL Press, Palo Alto Ca. (1981).
  • T.J. Mock and M.A. Vasarhelyi, APL for Management, Melville Publishing Co., Los Angeles (1972).
  • J.T. Monk and K.M. Landis, Canadian Data Vendor Sets Historic Pricing Standards, Wall Street Computer Review (March 1987).
  • T. Nishikawa, APL as Rosetta Stone Language, Science House, Tokyo (1989).
  • R. Oerth(?), Sharp APL at Credit Suisse (GLS), presentation (1994).
  • S. Pakin, APL\360 Reference Manual, 2nd ed., Science Research Associates Inc. (1972).
  • S. Pakin, APL: A Short Course, Prentice-Hall (1973).
  • J.B. Rocheste, APL: A Programming Language, an interview with Ken Iverson, reprint from Computerworld (15 February, 1982).
  • K.W. Smillie, APL\360 with Statistical Examples, Addison-Wesley (1974).
  • D. Thomas, The Invisible Empire of Ian Sharp, Canadian Bu$iness (September 1983).
  • APL Language: reference manual for K.E. Iverson's self-study course Introduction to APL. APL Press, Palo Alto, Ca. (1984).
  • I.P. Sharp, the impact of electronic mail on management functions, Business Quarterly (summer 1981).
OTHER DOCUMENTS
  • Margot S. Tate, Corporate U.S.A: Revenue and Expense System Documentation (October 1979).
  • SHARP APL notes (handwritten), author unknown (1985).
  • PLOT demo, IPSA (1982?).
  • I.P. Sharp Associates Customer Education, course information on SHARP APL, IPSA (May 1978). [WK]
  • Soliton News releases: Toronto, May 1993; Toronto, July 19, 1993; Toronto, August 16, 1993.
  • REUTERS Advanced SHARP APL Language Elements, RISL; package includes (among other items):
    • SHARP APL, Release 17 User's Guide, Sharp APL/370, APL/PC, APL/PCX, IPSA (February 1985);
    • Release 19 Guide for APL Programmers, Sharp APL Distributed Sites, Sharp APL/370, IPSA (March 1987);
    • Release 19.8 Update for APL Programmers, Sharp APL/370, IPSA (January 1988);
    • Sharp APL Release 20.0, Guide for for APL Programmers, Sharp APL/370, IPSA (September 1989).
  • SHARP APL Release 17, IPSA [Box IPSA ?, 1985]; package includes:
    • SHARP APL Release 17 User's Guide, SHARP APL/370, SHARP APL/PC, SHARP APL/PCX, IPSA (1985).
    • SHARP APL, Internal and Operational Changes, Release 17, IPSA (1 May, 1985).
    • SHARP APL, Upgrade Guide, Release 17, IPSA (1 May 1985).
    • SHARP APL/370 Release 17.1, IPSA (January 1986).
    • SHARP APL Systems, Release Update 17.2, IPSA (April 1986).
    • SHARP APL/370 Release 17.3, IPSA (July 1986).
    • SHARP APL/370 Release 17.4, IPSA (August 1986).
    • SHARP APL/370 Release 17.6, FILESORT Upgrade IPSA (20 July, 1987).
    • SHARP APL, Upgrade Guide, Release 17 VSE, IPSA (11 December, 1985).
  • Mike Symes, SHARP APL Socket Server Manager (SSM), SAL(?) (1 November, 1998).
  • Mike Symes, The HTTP server, SAL(?), (13 November, 1998).
  • Mike Symes, The FTP server, SAL(?) (November 1998?).
  • SHARP APL System invoices (1974-75). [WK]
 
 
 
 
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