Great news for Numismatic Bibliomania Society members and bibliophiles everywhere - back issues of our print journal The Asylum
have been digitized and made available via the Newman Numismatic Portal. Len Augsburger forwarded the following announcement. -Editor
With approval of the NBS board, and at no cost to the NBS, the Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) has completed scanning of The
Asylum through the year 2013. These issues are online and may be viewed at https://archive.org/details/newmannumismatic?and=asylum.
The Newman Portal, administered through Washington University in St. Louis, has two overhead scanners in operation and has processed over
60,000 pages since June 2015. Progress on The Asylum has been rapid – following NBS board approval on August 13, and written approval of
President Marc Ricard on September 2, scanning has been completed in just a few weeks. Individuals or organizations with similar needs are invited to
contact NNP project coordinator Len Augsburger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, we've also made great progress on the Asylum page of the NBS Wiki. Tom Wetter has built and published the page
listing every issue of our journal with additional information. Thanks! We hope to link the NBS site to NNP at some point to make it even
easier to locate back issues and individual articles. -Editor
“At the ANA Convention last year in St. Louis , about a dozen fellow bibliomaniacs gathered together for an informal dinner and
agreed to form an organization for numismatic book and catalogue collectors,” wrote editors Jack Collins and George Kolbe in the inaugural
issue of The Asylum. The remainder of the issue covered topics which nearly thirty years later still prove timeless – John Adams on
literature of the large cent, or George Kolbe on Crosby (#2 on our list, arguably #1 at the time as Breen did not yet exist). In between
there and here The Asylum has served as the platform for core studies, esoterica, and more than a few pointed comments on the state
of American numismatics.
To view The Asylum Wiki page, see:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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