Last week Kavan Ratnatunga asked a question about videos of Numismatic Theatre talks at American Numismatic Association conventions. I went straight to the man himself, David Lisot, who's been recording these year after year. He had been in Buffalo for the EAC Convention, and submitted this note in response.
Dr. Ratnatunga had forgotten that he had signed a release for the videotaping and marketing of his lecture since it had taken place so long ago. I was never able to send him a copy because he had neglected to give me his mailing address. A copy is now on his way to him in Sri Lanka.
Regarding the ANA videos, all videos are available for free loan from the ANA Library to any ANA member. We list the videos for sale on Coinvideo.com along with all the other clubs and groups for whom we videotape. This includes; ANA, CSNS, EAC, FUN, PNG, TNA, and others. We have more than 1000 titles from taping for the last 25 years! Many of the older versions are still in the process of being digitized from their analog creation to be able to be made into DVD's.
We have thought about posting some of the titles for free on the Internet but this would not allow us to recoup our production costs. Ergo they are sold as DVD's to coin clubs and collectors. There are also several dealers who buy them for resale.
However we do have an arrangement with the website COINWeek.com in which I am a partner where some of the titles are available for free on a limited basis. The business model for all this is constantly evolving and keeping up with the technology is enough to make one's head spin!
David will be videotaping at the upcoming ANA show in Denver.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: MAY 6, 2012: On ANA Convention Talk Videos
Wayne Homren, Editor
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