YOUNG NUMISMATIST PUBLICATION REVIVED
Ben Keele writes: "Some young collectors, including myself,
are trying to get the Young Numismatists of America started
up again. The organization is just over ten years old, but
most of the time it has been dormant. Our official publication
is the third generation of YNA publishing. First was the
"YN Digest," then "YNA News," and finally "The Young
Numismatist." Perhaps some readers know of other
publications that have undergone frequent changes.
Speaking of serial numbering, should we start "The Young
Numismatist" at number one or count the previous
publications that preceded it?
Also included is an essay I wrote for "The Young
Numismatist" on numismatic publishing. Feel free to reprint
any excerpts you think the readers might find interesting.
Keep up the great work!"
A section of Ben's article is devoted to electronic
publications like ours:
"Numismatic publishing has become even easier as the
Internet has opened up new avenues of communication.
Electronic publications, like the Numismatic Bibliomania
Society's "E-Sylum" and the American Numismatic
Association's "Your Newsletter", have thrived in this age
of online numismatics. Electronic periodicals are just as
effective as their print counterparts and are extremely
economical since they require no paper. Email transmission
is instantaneous, allowing information to be spread out as
soon as it is ready. The only major disadvantages of
e-publications are the fact that not as many numismatists
are computer-literate as those that can read magazines
and that files on computers can be destroyed more easily
than paper documents. While many copies of a journal
would have to be incinerated to completely annihilate the
information, a click of a mouse can trash a file and give the
collective knowledge of mankind an instant case of amnesia."
Wayne Homren, Editor
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