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Richard,Richard Hargreaves wrote:Is there any way of cross-referencing from BA-MA files to NARA files? I know my way around BA-MA quite well... but not around NARA.
So for example, RH28-1/1 are 1 Geb Division papers from the Polish campaign (war diary from memory). Any idea what the corresponding NARA file might be?
Wouldn't it be simpler if both archives catalogued everything in the same way... Ach so.
Are they really that stupid???richard hedrick wrote:With regard to DVD duplication i believe that NARA does not duplicate DVDs but goes back to the original microfilm each time and rescans to DVD so creating the DVD copies is still a laborious process.
Richard, suddenly that hare-brained idea I had a while back seems a little (okay a tiny bit) more sensible!richard hedrick wrote:I would second the idea of a system for sharing the data but is suspect developing a working model of such a system will present a challenge.
I think that simply a database of who is willing to share and what do they have would be a good start.Tom Houlihan wrote:Who's the millionaire out there that wants to bankroll the scheme? I had an idea, but not the time, money, and business sense to implement it.