I've started this historical archive from a partial set of GenBank CDs:
Most people don't care about these historical releases, as the data,
possibly updated and corrected, is available in current releases. For
some critical purposes, research using the older data requires these
historical data releases be available for confirmation.
Please contact me if you wish to see these available, if you have CDs
or release copies missing from below list to share, or if you would like to
contribute to the cost of providing public access to these.
BTW, maybe NCBI can provide these. The folks who are interested said
they had already asked at NCBI, but maybe not the right place?
Don Gilbert, gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu
Available release CDs (not yet copied to ftp archive)
Genbank/IG: Jan90: GB release 66
GeneWorks/IG: Jan92: GB r70, EMBL r29, SwissProt r20
Entrez/NCBI: Feb94: GB r81, EM r37, SW r27, DDBJ, PIR, dbEST, Medline subset
Apr94: GB r82, EM r37, Sw r28, ..
Aug94: GB r84, Em r39, Sw r28, dbEST r2.23, ..
Aug95: GB r90, Em r43, Sw r31, dbEST r072795
GenBank/NCBI Jun95: GB r89
Aug95: GB r90
Dec95: GB r92
Feb96: GB r93
Notes: GB = GenBank, EM = EMBL, Sw = SwissProt. NCBI Entrez CD
releases have sequence data from several databanks in ASN.1 format
(can be converted to text). These are not the original release files.
-- gilbertd at indiana.edu--http://marmot.bio.indiana.edu/