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The advent of the Internet and the growth of digital technology allows the NMRA to dramatically change the way the Kalmbach Memorial Library can be accessed and leveraged for members, researchers, and the public. The Diamond Club is working to provide funding needed to get the Kalmbach Memorial Library photograph collection fully digitized and on-line to become an easily used resource for the model railroad and railroad historical community.
The Diamond Club is a fundraiser specifically designed to help bring www.nmra.org fully into the 21st century by providing our members with expanded content – the kind of useful content people today and tomorrow will expect to find on the Internet. The NMRA needs to raise $75,000 to cover the expected expenses.
The project will begin with the digitizing of the KML photo collection. To make the process efficient and practical, current plans call for the NMRA to hire an experienced firm that will build what will amount to a massive photo Website at www.nmra.org. All visitors to the site will be able to view the watermarked photograph thumbnails, but only NMRA members and researchers who pay a fee will be able to order prints of the photos. It’s estimated that the digitization project will take over a year to complete.
Members can join The Diamond Club by making a contribution:
- Join at the Silver Level by contributing $75, and you’ll receive a silver 75th Anniversary commemorative pin, and have your name listed in NMRA Magazine as a contributor.
- Join at the Gold Level when you contribute $750, and you’ll receive a gold-plated 75th Anniversary pin, a golf shirt with the NMRA’s 75th Anniversary logo, and have your name printed in NMRA Magazine as a contributor.
- Join at the Diamond Level by contributing $7,500 and you’ll receive a diamond-and-gold Anniversary pin, a golf shirt and have your name printed in NMRA Magazine as a contributor.
Make a contribution to the NMRA that will make a contribution to scale model railroading for decades to come…a contribution that will let our members and all paying railfans gain instant access to our photo library. Make your contribution to the Diamond Club, and make your mark on the NMRA’s future.
To make a donation to the Diamond Club, click on this link or call HQ at (423) 892-2846.