April 14, 2016 – Len Augsburger, Project Coordinator for the Newman Numismatic Portal, will be joined by Wayne Homren, a Past President of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society and Editor of the E-Sylum electronic newsletter, in giving a program at the 77th Anniversary Convention of the Central States Numismatic Society entitled: The Newman Numismatic Portal: What It Is, How It Works and What It Can do For You.
Administered through Washington University in St. Louis, the Newman Numismatic Portal digitizes numismatic literature and makes it available on a free forever basis to numismatic dealers, collectors and researchers. A number of numismatic specialty publications are already represented on the Newman Portal, including the membership journals of the Central States Numismatic Society, the Numismatists of Wisconsin and the Missouri Numismatic Society, as well as others. The program will explore the current status of the Newman Portal, give demonstrations and discuss its future initiatives.
In addition to his role as Project Coordinator for the Newman Portal, Mr. Augsburger is a co-author with Joel Orosz of The Secret History of the U.S. Mint, winner of the Numismatic Literary Guild Book of the Year Award in 2011. In 2015, he was also the co-author with Orosz and Roger Burdette of Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman. Augsburger currently serves on the boards of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club and the Numismatic Bibliomania Society. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American Numismatic Society.
His co-presenter, Wayne Homren, serves as a consultant to the Newman Numismatic Portal and is also a Past President of the Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society and the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists. In 2008 he received the Burnett Anderson Award, presented in recognition of excellence in numismatic writing by the American Numismatic Association, the American Numismatic Society and the Numismatic Literary Guild.
The program will be given at 1:30PM on Thursday, April 28 in Nirvana Room C of the Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 North Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173, site if the CSNS convention.
Kevin Foley, Convention Chairman for the CSNS event said, “The Newman Numismatic Portal is and will be an invaluable resource for numismatic researchers, making formerly difficult to access publications, research and articles readily available to a much wider audience than they have been open to even in the very recent past. It is quite simply an extremely exciting evolution in the world of online numismatics.”
Additional information about the Central States Numismatic Society convention, including the complete Schedule of Events, detailing bourse and auction hours, as well as the full roster of educational programs to be held there, is available here.
To try out the Newman Numismatic Portal click here.