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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 28, July 9, 2006, Article 9

NBS, THE ASYLUM, AND THE E-SYLUM

Ted Buttrey writes: "Just to clear up something I've never
understood: are the Asylum and the E-Sylum the same, the one
printing out the other?  Or do their contents differ?  If they
differ is there an archive of E-Sylum if one wished to print out
a thousand pages of it? or does this stuff just get taken down
and lost after a while?"

[The two publications are quite different, even though both are
published by the Numismatic Bibliomania Society and both have a
focus on numismatic literature and research.  The Asylum is the
organization's official journal, printed quarterly and mailed
to all NBS members.  It has been published since 1980.  The
E-Sylum is our weekly email newsletter - it is free to all
(no NBS membership required).

The print journal is the home for more in-depth, edited and
illustrated articles.  This newsletter (call it an e-zine or
blog if you like) is for short queries and responses, timely
news and other information not appropriate for the print journal.

What began in 1998 as a simple information channel for NBS members
and friends has grown over time into cover the wider range of
topics of interest to our readers, but the emphasis remains on
numismatic literature and research.

Literature sales, book announcements and reviews take precedence
in The E-Sylum, as do research queries and related discussions.
Numismatic news items are a growing part of The E-Sylum as more
information becomes available on the Internet, but these are included
in the context of numismatic research - these contemporary articles
sometimes lead to new research discussions, and all are potential
fodder for future researchers.

The E-Sylum online archive is stored on the NBS web site:
club_nbs_esylum_archive.html

ALL E-Sylum issues from the very beginning are stored there, and
new issues are added weekly, usually within a few days of initial
publication.  We have programs which automatically split each new
issue into individual web pages and create a table of contents.
This allows anyone to reference past E-Sylum articles using a simple
URL.  There are now THOUSANDS of individual E-Sylum articles in the
Archive.  Here's an example from last week's issue:

DEKESEL WINS ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION AWARD
esylum_v09n27a02.htm

Links to the NBS web site and E-Sylum archive are included at the
bottom of each issue.  I encourage all E-Sylum readers to consider
becoming members of NBS - at just $20/year membership is a true
bargain and is the only way to receive the great content found in
the printed pages of The Asylum.  For example, last week an E-Sylum
subscriber submitted a great well-researched item as a result of
some of our discussions.  I've forwarded it for consideration for
The Asylum.  With illustrations it could be a great article for
the print journal, but would only be available to paid NBS members.
-Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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