Barbara Gregory, editor of THE NUMISMATIST, is asking bibliophiles to help provide specific volumes and individual copies of The
Numismatist for the American Numismatic Association's 127-volume digitization project currently underway.
Following is a list of the issues/volumes the ANA needs. (Partial volumes will be accepted.)
1898 (September issue only needed)
1901 (May issue only needed)
The ANA's Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library has examples of these early editions, but most are bound and/or reside in its Rare Book Room.
Gregory is requesting a loan of these volumes/issues only. "If possible, we would like to remove the staples from the (predominantly)
saddle-stitched binding and reassemble them once the scans are complete. This procedure will be carried out by our magazine printer's experienced
staff," she explains.
"We realize that surrendering these valuable issues is a difficult decision, but the end product will benefit the entire numismatic
community," says Gregory. The digital archives will be completed later this year.
E-Sylum readers who can help are invited to contact Editor Barbara Gregory, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3279, phone
719-482-9831, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
It was some ten years ago that a commercial "Electronic Numismatist" project was announced, then faded away (see article
This is a marvelous and long-overdue project, and a nice companion to the recent news of a similar project at the American Numismatic Society to
digitize the American Journal of Numismatics. This digital archive from the ANA itself, together with the ANS and Newman Numismatic Portal
archives will create a great resource for collectors and researchers. So, who can help? -Editor
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
ELECTRONIC NUMISMATIST PUBLISHED (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v07n50a04.html)
ANS NAMES PUBLICATIONS DIRECTOR, PLANS DIGITIZATION
Wayne Homren, Editor
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