In the September 2015 issue of the E-Gobrecht, the Liberty Seated Collectors Club’s electronic newsletter, Newman Numismatic
Portal Project Coordinator Len Augsburger published an article on Gobrecht Journal Digitization. With permission, we're
reprinting it here. -Editor
The LSCC is pleased to announce that back issues of the Gobrecht Journal (through issue #120 – July 2014) are now available
online at https://archive.org/details/newmannumismatic (enter “Gobrecht Journal”
in the search box).
While the Collective Volume series remains indispensable for quick access in hardcopy format, many collectors prefer online references.
This project was accomplished at no cost to the LSCC by the Newman Numismatic Portal.
The Newman Portal, sponsored by the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society and administered through Washington University in St.
Louis, aims to capture the world’s numismatic in-formation, on a free and forever basis, within a single site.
The scanning center for the Newman Portal is located in Olin Library at Washington University. The Newman Portal then uses Internet
Archive, a San Francisco company, as its document warehouse, to upload and host scanned documents. Scanned documents appear immediately on
Internet Archive, and new documents are added daily.
In parallel, the Newman project is creating its own website, http://www.newmannumismaticportal.org.
This site will incorporate all of the scanned content in addition to electronic data, such as auction records. Users will be able to
search across all of this material, creating a powerful search experience dedicated to the numismatic space. It should be noted that
Internet Archive supports search within single documents only – so, although all previous Journals are now available online, it is not yet
possible to search across the entire set at once. The Newman Portal, which will deliver this capability, will be open in 2016.
While back issues of the Journal are now online, there is no immediate plan to sup-port online subscriptions to the Gobrecht
Journal, although the officers are certainly open to proposals in this regard.
The LSCC wishes to thank NNP Project Coordinator, Len Augsburger, for expediting the scanning of the Gobrecht Journal for public
use and Steve Crain and Bill Bugert for loaning back issues of the Gobrecht Journal for use in this project. All small format
Gobrecht Journals (Issues #1-120) now on-line!
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Wayne Homren, Editor
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