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The Newman Numismatic Portal will create the world’s most comprehensive online encyclopedia of American and Colonial coinage, currency, realia, and related correspondence and published literature. Materials from the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society’s coin collections and supporting reference libraries will be digitized along with University collections and made available to an online community of scholars and enthusiasts. Digital content will be stored, curated and preserved by specialists in the Libraries, with corresponding curatorial activities on physical/analog materials. Outreach activities will raise awareness about the research portal and its contents.

The Newman Numismatic Portal will create the world’s most comprehensive online encyclopedia of American and Colonial coinage, currency, realia, and related correspondence and published literature. Materials from the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society’s coin collections and supporting reference libraries will be digitized along with University collections and made available to an online community of scholars and enthusiasts. Digital content will be stored, curated and preserved by specialists in the Libraries, with corresponding curatorial activities on physical/analog materials. Outreach activities will raise awareness about the research portal and its contents.

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Newman Numismatic Portal Overview - Mar 2015

  1. 1. Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University
  2. 2. • Encyclopedia – Entries on coins, currency, mints, people, places – Descriptive text, digital images – Edited by a community of experts – Connections to… • Digital Library – Rare books & monographs from EPNNES collection – Journals, trade literature, catalogs – New content in collaboration with publishers Vision
  3. 3. 1894-S Barber Dime 24 pieces minted; 9 known examples Interesting Stories
  4. 4. Entries on… Digitized Books Manuscripts Images Digital Library Objects People Places Concepts Encyclopedia Publications (old & new) Partner DataAuction Info Comprehensive Search & Customizable User Interface Research Portal: 1894-S Barber Dime Barber Dime Charles Barber SF Mint Barber Series
  5. 5. Digital Library Services Manager Shannon Davis Library Assistant, Digital Library Services Teresa Yarber Project Coordinator Digital Imaging Specialist New Positions Lead Technology Consultant John Feigenbaum Project Team STAFF & CONSULTANTS Student Workers Additional Consultants
  6. 6. Project Setup Alpha & Beta Releases; Scanning Setup Full Production Release More Content, More Features Sustainability 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2014 – 2018 Project Plan
  7. 7. Access to previously unavailable resources Faster, more efficient research New tools for research New audiences and user communities New capabilities for WUSTL digital initiatives Importance
  8. 8. Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University

Editor's Notes

  • Barber coinage consisted of a dime, quarter, and half dollar designed by United States Bureau of the Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber. They were minted between 1892 and 1916, though no half dollars were struck in the final year of the series
    Encyclopedia entries on & referring to the 1894-S Barber dime
    Barber series
    Charles E. Barber, Chief Engraver
    S mint (San Francisco)
    Images
    From catalogs & publications; new digital images where appropriate
    Books & Articles on the 1894-S Barber dime
    Catalog entries
    Recent auction info
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