From AWOL, the Ancient World Online service:
540 American Numismatic Society publications are now available in the Hathi Trust Digital Library as full-text for free use by the public.
In a sweeping effort to make its older and out-of‐print publications available to the public as Open Access, The American Numismatic Society has partnered with HathiTrust. As a result of this partnership scans of nearly 550 ANS titles – including the American Journal of Numismatics, Numismatic Literature, Numismatic Notes and Monographs, and stand-alone monographs have become fully readable and downloadable to anyone who wants them under a Creative Commons, non-commercial, attribution, share-alike license. This means that these ANS publications can be used for personal reading, research, and academic publication just so long as the ANS is cited as the source. Titles currently in the public domain – already have a home on HathiTrust. These volumes were OCR-scanned as part of the Google Books project.
HathiTrust, founded in 2008 by the member universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California, is a large, collaborative repository of digital content from research libraries and publishers that includes content digitized by Google Books and Internet Archive and Microsoft. Millions of volumes are available via HathiTrust’s website. The entire repository can be full-text searched.
CCCRH has recently published a series of three articles by Dr Peter Lewis on the coins of Ephesus.
These first appeared in the May, June and July 2018 issues of the Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine, and are republished here with the permission of the editor.
The three articles offer a detailed discussion of selected coins from the ancient city of Ephesus and will be supplemented by another on a new coin of Tiberius that was minted at Ephesus. That study appeared in the August issue of the magazine and will be available online shortly.
The British Numismatic Journal (BNJ) is the Society’s principal publication and has been published since 1903. The Society has recently made a complete digital archive of all issues of the BNJ to 2007 freely available to download. New and recent volumes will be made available five years after publication.
In late 2011, large PDF files of entire volumes were made freely available on the society’s web space. In 2012, the volumes have been split into their constituent articles and made available to search via a google search bar on the page.
Albert Schweitzer is not such a familiar name among younger people these days, but the students at Emmaus College at Jimboomba were enthralled by a recent CCCRH travelling exhibition that featured his amazing life and work.
Schweitzer was born on 14 January 1875 and died—more than 90 years later—on 4 September 1965). Coming from the French-German border areas, Schweitzer represented the best of the cultural currents of his day. He excelled as a theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 and his contribution to biblical scholarship remain of interest to new generations of students, even if they no longer shape the field.
Books, medallions, coins and stamps were on display at Emma’s College for students and staff to experience first-hand. In addition, there was a letter and a signed postcard written by the man himself. The visiting collection had a big impact on many in the school community.
Assistant Principal Religious Education Tony Bourke noted, “it was a privilege to be able to share the Schweitzer story with our students”.
There was an overwhelmingly positive response with over 500 students viewing the display. Students volunteered feeling in awe of being so close to such a display of historical artefacts, and even being allowed to pick them up.
I loved the coin and the stamps!
Jack M 7FLEA
The display was really good. The medals and the stamps are really amazing. Talia A 7FLEA
I can’t believe we have a display like this in our school.
Harrison D 9COAR
Students understood the huge privilege they had been granted and were justifiably impressed; many noting that they couldn’t believe that someone had shared their treasures so generously.
The Schweitzer Exhibition is now available for loan to other schools and churches wishing to host the material for a week or two at a time.
Enquiries to the Executive Director, Dr Gregory C. Jenks: 0426067344
Over its 150-year history, the American Numismatic Society has published hundreds of monographs. Many of these were scanned by the Google Books project and are now openly accessible through HathiTrust. However, these scanned books provide little functionality for keyword searches or linking to related resources in the archives or numismatic collection of the ANS. As a result, we are publishing fully functional Open Access ebooks through our Digital Library, including EPUB and PDF derivatives for mobile devices.