New Microfilm Rolls

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Radar » 19 Mar 2022 12:35

Mori,
Nobody ask you to download from Johns site. I'm glad that he made all this information available to us. Are you willing to spend your time and money like John , to give your data to us? I think not.
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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Mori » 19 Mar 2022 17:44

Radar wrote:
19 Mar 2022 12:35
Mori,
Nobody ask you to download from Johns site. I'm glad that he made all this information available to us. Are you willing to spend your time and money like John , to give your data to us? I think not.
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You think wrong, and I proved it extensively over the last 10 years or so.

I am questioning what's the point in clogging John's low-speed FTP with what people can download elsewhere, for free and at high speed. It's just adding parasite traffic to the FTP which will annoy those interested into what's exclusive there.

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by TH » 19 Mar 2022 18:24

Providing a mirror of the T-501 NARA files is a good thing!
There's a catch though. The files directly available from NARA are of much higher quality (300 DPI from NARA vs 96 DPI from the FTP), severely limiting the usefulness of this mirror.

I'm really grateful for the service John is providing. However I'm wondering, whether putting a text file linking to the NARA site into the T-501 FTP directory wouldn't be the better option in this case. Both from John's (less traffic!) and the users (quality, download speed) perspective.

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by jccalvin » 19 Mar 2022 21:10

Hi:

I have published today the following rolls on my FTP server.

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by jccalvin » 21 Mar 2022 02:18

Hi:

I have published today the following rolls on my FTP server.

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by jccalvin » 21 Mar 2022 21:51

Hi:

I have published today the following roll on my FTP server.

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T-501 R-97 Der Militarbefehlshaber Belgien-Nordfrankreich

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by jccalvin » 24 Mar 2022 02:41

Hi:

I have published today the following rolls on my FTP server.

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John

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Mori » 24 Mar 2022 07:29

*** Yawn *** Still duplicating what's for free & fast download on https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7797948
(and ignoring my remarks, but communication has never been a strong point for John)

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Biber » 24 Mar 2022 12:22

Mori wrote:
24 Mar 2022 07:29
*** Yawn *** Still duplicating what's for free & fast download on https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7797948
(and ignoring my remarks, but communication has never been a strong point for John)
Duplication isn't a bad thing, especially when a government entity is involved. Why do you care?

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Mori » 24 Mar 2022 18:52

Biber wrote:
24 Mar 2022 12:22
Duplication isn't a bad thing, especially when a government entity is involved. Why do you care?
Care to develop the "when a govenment entity is involved", as I don't catch the hint? Government publications tend to be more stable and easier to access than whatever is privately owned.

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Biber » 24 Mar 2022 20:20

No hint intended or necessary. I take it you consider the National archives to be a stable platform with regard to access? To my mind it remains to be seen. As a librarian I've seen similar platforms come and go, so I'm a cynic that way.

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Urmel » 25 Mar 2022 14:38

Mori wrote:
24 Mar 2022 18:52
Biber wrote:
24 Mar 2022 12:22
Duplication isn't a bad thing, especially when a government entity is involved. Why do you care?
Care to develop the "when a govenment entity is involved", as I don't catch the hint? Government publications tend to be more stable and easier to access than whatever is privately owned.
One reason John is providing an important service is because the NARA site is impenetrable. I just tried to look for half an hour to locate Afrika-Korps documents on there. The search results are a useless mess, as they do not utilise their own catalog hierarchy.
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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Rudolf44 » 26 Mar 2022 12:05

Thanks for sharing John but the documents are too much compressed and a lot are not readable...

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by Mori » 26 Mar 2022 16:27

Rudolf44 wrote:
26 Mar 2022 12:05
Thanks for sharing John but the documents are too much compressed and a lot are not readable...
John never agreed to share high resolution images, even so many high resolution rolls showed up on wwiidigitalarchives.org.

John always claimed he didn't know who was the smart guy who compressed them for him.

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Re: New Microfilm Rolls

Post by jccalvin » 28 Mar 2022 21:35

Hi:

I have published today the following rolls on my FTP server.

Regards,

John

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