back issues of the Bulb Garden

Kipp McMichael
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:43:30 PST


  I know that, computers being what they are, we may not have digital file originals for all the newsletters but it would be *much* better if we could create digital prints (in PDF for example) of the issues we do have as digital originals. Printing from the digital original has the main advantage of keeping the text as a searchable, highlightable, copy/pastable format. Scans of hardcopy are not nearly as useful as reference material.

  I certainly encourage Kathleen's generous offer to assist in getting old newsletters archived for wider access. I would be willing to help in converting any digital files we have into PDFs as well - I have extensive experience with this, too.


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> Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:58:04 -0800
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> Just curious: Has anyone scanned the back issues of the Bulb Garden? Are there plans to make these issues available to the larger membership?
> As we are now at Volume 10, it would be nice for more recent members to see some of the original issues; all ten years would fit on one CD. Contact me privately if the PBS governing group (bulb leadership structure?, hmm, sounds like a growing shoot) is interested in this. 
> I scanned almost 40 years of back issues for an iris society, which now has all those years of its journal on a CD. It's a great resource for irisarians, and I imagine that TBG back issues will also be a good resource. 
> Kathleen
> PNW, zone 8, mild wet winters, cool dry summers
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