The Newman Numismatic Portal, an online repository for American numismatic research, has concluded an agreement with David Lisot that will make available the extensive archive of the David Lisot Numismatic Video Library dating back to the 1980s. David Lisot, current CoinTelevision.com president, has been recording presentations at the largest and most important numismatic trade shows for more than 30 years. He has created nearly 2,000 different videos over the course of his career, covering hundreds of speakers and topics. This extensive catalog will be posted to the Newman Portal over the course of the next 12 months, giving users the opportunity to freely access the expertise of leading hobby figures. Lisot will further maintain a presence at numismatic shows going forward and deliver video coverage of current events as the official videographer on behalf of the Newman Portal.
Lisot’s background in video production began with television in 1986 when he began hosting the “Coin Report”, a live daily national news segment, for the Financial News Network. Lisot’s passion for numismatics inspired him to begin videotaping coin conventions in 1988 for groups like the American Numismatic Association, Florida United Numismatists, and the National Silver Dollar Roundtable. Since then he established himself with most major numismatic trade shows and organizations where educational seminars take place both nationally and internationally.
David Lisot, CoinTelevision.com president, commented “I am excited to be part of the Newman Portal team and to share this unique archive with the wider numismatic community. Today’s technologies allow for distribution of this content to a larger audience not imagined a generation ago.”
Len Augsburger, the project coordinator for the Newman Portal, added “The David Lisot Numismatic Library archive is a one-of- a-kind record of American numismatics from the 1980s to recent times, and we look forward to allowing our users to virtually connect with this wide array of numismatic speakers of the past and present. Video creates a special connection between viewer and subject, adding a new dimension to the considerable written record already available through the Newman Portal.”
The Newman Portal, administered through Washington University in St. Louis, was established in November 2014 through a grant from the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. The Portal currently contains over 18,000 freely accessible documents, with an emphasis on American numismatics.
To visit the Newman Numismatic Portal, visit the website of The E-Sylum.