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Title: Vintage DCA Newsletters
Post by: DCA on October 17, 2020, 09:02:34 pm

More from the archives thanks to Mike Higgins and his scanner.


DCA Newsletters 94 and 93 from 1997 and 1996 are now available: https://thedca.org.uk/publications/newsletters (https://thedca.org.uk/publications/newsletters)


Angus Sawyer
Title: Re: Vintage DCA Newsletters
Post by: RobinGriffiths on October 18, 2020, 12:22:53 am
I wouldn't call anything prior to 1940 as vintage, however I do applaud the DCA, and other organisations which do the same, in making caving documents open to the public (or at least to cavers in general). I wish all caving organisations would do the same, instead of having them behind a Login.
Title: Re: Vintage DCA Newsletters
Post by: Fishes on October 18, 2020, 04:04:05 pm
I wouldn't call anything prior to 1940 as vintage

What about a nice bottle of port?

Title: Re: Vintage DCA Newsletters
Post by: langcliffe on October 18, 2020, 04:53:11 pm
I wouldn't call anything prior to 1940 as vintage

In the antiques trade, 'vintage' is a description given to items between 50 and 100 years old. But we're talking DCA Newsletters here, and it seems fair enough to refer to 20-year-old newsletters as vintage. They have reached the venerable state of being historical documents, and it's fantastic to see them being made available online. Well done, guys.
Title: Re: Vintage DCA Newsletters
Post by: mch on October 18, 2020, 08:12:44 pm
The earliest DCA newsletters date back to the 1960s, so when those come to be scanned and placed online they really will fit the definition of "vintage"!
Title: Re: Vintage DCA Newsletters
Post by: Mrs Trellis on October 19, 2020, 04:51:52 pm
Do you have a scanner that can read sepia?
Title: Re: Vintage DCA Newsletters
Post by: aardgoose on October 19, 2020, 05:13:04 pm
We do, but it only takes 80 column punch cards EBDIC encoding
Title: Re: Vintage DCA Newsletters
Post by: tdobson on October 20, 2020, 12:20:17 pm
Thanks Mike, Angus and team!