In accordance with directives issued from NAR in response to the Coronavirus, SLRA's May 2nd model rocket launch has been canceled.
Dear SLRA members,
With these idle times, I was trying to improve my access to rocketry research, and I was wondering if any club members might be able to help. I have a book scanner that does no harm to the book or magazine being scanned. What I would like to do is to scan complete sets of rocketry related magazines and turn them into pdf files that are searchable with your computer.
If you have a collection of magazines (especially HPR ones like Extreme Rocketry that are no longer available) that I could borrow, I would be more than willing to pick them up - in these socially distanced times, you can just leave them on your doorstep, and phone me for pickup when ready. I will scan them quickly, and return them to you in the same way.
What you get is a digital copy of the searchable pdf files for your magazines.
If curious, more information about the scanner is here.
Note - I have no intent or desire to sell these scans - this is no different than what many libraries do with their collections, and no different than if the members of SLRA donated the magazines to a club library for their members use. Selling them, however, would be a violation of the magazine owners ability to receive revenue from them. Does the SLRA have a library?
If interested, please let me know by emailing me what you have to share. If you need boxes for the magazines, I have a few of those I can bring, too.
Topic: SLRA April 28th Meeting
Time: Apr 28, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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