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Anonymous

"""The Editor shall also maintain a file of past bulletins.""

...is there a plan in the works to scan to pdf all pre-digital copies of the nycc bulletin?



don"

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Carol (not verified)

The Board is discussing how we wish to handle club history and archives. No need for a thread on this. If anyone is willing to assist in the project, or if anyone has bulletins or other documents from more than 5 years ago, please send an email to either [email protected] or [email protected].

Thanks.

(Don, I tried to respond to you personally by email, but the address listed in your post is not valid.)

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don montalvo (not verified)
i responded via email...

if the club can get enough volunteers, folks can scan the bulletin pages to tiff - i volunteer to correct/convert to pdf. i'll also volunteer to scan a year's worth of bulletins (that's 144 if there are 12 12pg issues).

[addition correction courtesy rr]

:)
don

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Richard Rosenthal (not verified)
12 X 12 = 144, not 240 (nm)
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Hank Schiffman (not verified)
gross me out.... (nm)
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don montalvo (not verified)
hank...

...i bet ya would'a caught that mistake if this thread was about pace-per-mile. :) don

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Anthony Poole (not verified)
Hard copies back to 1977, I think

In 2005 life time member Chris Mailing offered the club his collection of hard copy bulletins going back to when he joined the club in 1977 (I think - certainly sometime in the 1970s). I believe we are in receipt of these and they are kept in the club's storage unit, along with the club's banner that gets used at shows, such as the NY Bike Show.

As the editor, I have native and PDF files of all the bulletins I have produced and some hard copies. Despite changing our membership category to receive the hard copy in 2005, I only get a copy or two when someone remembers to address a couple by hand, which is most months, as a label with my name and address is not automatically generated, so I do not have a complete hard copy collection of the 12 issues I have published so far. The January 2006 edition is due to be mailed out tomorrow evening and the web version will go up this week too, making it my 13th edition.

I do have a low quality (low for professional print/repro purposes) and could scan to Tiff and convert to PDFs. However, my scanner is slow and I fear it would take an inordinate amount of time, which I don't have.

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don montalvo (not verified)
proposal...

"...club should consider an ""arhivist"" position, purchasing a copy of adobe acrobat 7 professional (for mac) and an epson 3490 (or other epson) scanner. software/hardware would come in at under $400.

if the club pays for the application and scanner, i'll volunteer to start archiving bulletins that the club can have shipped to my place out in queens (can ship back to club at club's expense). i'll also document the procedure so when i complete a year's worth of scanning, the next person can take over.

:)
don"

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