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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 9:48 pm 
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There are a lot of specialist web Search Engines - does anyone know of any specialising in Philately?

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 2:02 pm 
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Not that I know of, although there are a wide variety of philatelic web-sites and forums out there, some of them very detailed.
Most of the philatelic societies that have a web presence seem to be reluctant, (I wonder why :twisted: ) to post their members research documents in open forum, beyond a few sample articles.
It should be possible to have the TMP index and issues online, in a private MSG members area.

That would be a tremendous research facility.

The effort to convert back issues from hard to soft copy would, of course be enormous, but I for one would be happy to offer my time to convert back issues to soft format if the publications manager/TMP editor does not have readily convertible copies. Unfortunately, I only became a member in 2003 so I only have 4 volumes to work with. I suspect that the publications manager/TMP editor already has many of those in soft copy and they could be readily converted.
I would suggest they be put into PDF documents as this will preserve original formatting. There are several free PDF converters available on the web.



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 3:34 pm 
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You are absolutely right - electronic copies would be very very helpful and valuable to researchers. Electronic copies of tMP and The Newletter. These are in hand, see my posting under The Malayan Philatelist.

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