|1-10 Myobu-cho, Chudoji Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi Kyoto 600-8533
|Open now to the public (During exhibition periods)
|KSU Musubiwaza-kan Office Tel.+81-75-277-0254
The Kyoto Sangyo University Gallery is a university museum located in the Musubiwaza-kan in Mibu, Kyoto. During exhibition periods, held several times a year, the TOSBAC-3400 and its peripherals (a GE-130 mark reader, an IBM 029 keypunch machine, etc.), as well as software records such as "decks" of cards form programs written for the TOSBAC, are all on display, reminiscent of how large general-purpose machines were used at universities. Also on display is the MGP-21 (Mitsubishi Precision), and printed catalogues of Western books (created in 1968) which were the first created in Japan using a computer.
In 1967, two years after the university opened, a TOSBAC-3400 Model 30 was installed (the exhibit is a Model 41 introduced in 1969). The TOSBAC was a computer for scientific and technical computing, used for computer education and research and also used to office automation of university administration. Some of the operations that the university has automated were cataloguing and lending library materials and the preparation of student registers and transcripts in the Academic Affairs Section. A GE-115 equipped with a high-speed mark-reading device and a printer was introduced for course registration (the exhibit shows the mark-reading device of its successor, the GE-130). In addition, a video explaining how to register for courses at the time has been preserved and is available to the public.
The MGP-21 was an ultra-compact general purpose computer, with magnetic disk storage, introduced in 1965 prior to the TOSBAC.