Re: OTR Digest archive

John Nicholson

  We have most of the OTR Digests posted on the OTRR website. Are you looking to create a Table of Contents, Index, or something else? The issues I scanned (about half of them) are all in searchable PDFs. I don’t know about the rest of them. I would be willing to help Jim if what you want is in my wheelhouse. We might want to rescan some of the earlier ones where it’s difficult to recognize the pictures.

John Nicholson 

On Dec 16, 2020, at 8:11 AM, Ryan Ellett via <oldradiotimes@...> wrote:

As mentioned elsewhere, there is an effort to collect and make an accessible archive of all the posts from the Old Time Radio Digest going back to its found, ca. 1997. Jim Widner, who some of you know from trading and selling programs for decades, is unofficially heading up the effort. I have been in contact with him about OTRR being open to hosting the "archive" in some form, as we try to preserve the history of the OTR hobby as well as OTR itself. That being said, I volunteered without having any of the requisite technical skills to turning such a vast amount of data into a usable source. I know we have some tech whizzes in this group; if any of you are interested in getting more information and starting to think about how this info could be saved long-term and sorted in such a way that hobbyists and historians could access and utilize it, we'd love to hear from you. 

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