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Topic: Compilation of MUM
Message: Posted by: Jeff (May 14, 2006 08:17AM)
Does the SAM have all back issues of MUM on disk or listed on the website, and is it searchable?

Thanks

Jeff Pierce
Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (May 14, 2006 09:42AM)
Jeff I am sure someone has to have a library of all the issues as a part of the SAM Library. I am just not sure who would be a part of that or in charge of doing so. I do know they do have an extensive book library as well as a video library that members can take videos out from. I will see if I can ask a few folks and see if they might know. If they do not have anything on dosc, that would be a great project to do. It certainly would take a lot of hard work and effort, but having an extensive electronic file library of MUM that is searchable for topics, would be a huge benefit for magicians. Hmmm

PS: Jeff, are you planning on attending the convention this year in Lousivlle?

Kyle
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (May 14, 2006 10:19PM)
I believe you can index them on Askalexander.org.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Merlina (May 16, 2006 07:01AM)
Greetings Jeff:

They are in fact available on a CD which was created by Past National President Warren Kaps. The CD is called Magic of the MUM and can be purchased from Gifts & Insignia on the website http://www.magicsam.com. These are available for sale at every National Covention at the SAM Booth as well.

Let me know if you would like to order one and I will get your information to Jean Kinnicutt who is the Chairperson for the Gifts and Insignia.

Regards
Maria Ibanez
First National Vice President
Society of American Magicians
Message: Posted by: Jeff (May 16, 2006 09:12AM)
Thank you Maria,
Do you know what dates the cd's cover? I'm looking to research 1972 until now.

Thanks

Jeff Pierce
Message: Posted by: Regan (May 16, 2006 10:24AM)
I thought I remembered a compilation disc set. Isn't it on 2 seperate discs? Also, do they just cover the tricks that were published, or the entire publication?

Regan
Message: Posted by: Necromancer (May 16, 2006 11:30AM)
[quote]
On 2006-05-16 08:01, Merlina wrote:
Greetings Jeff:

They are in fact available on a CD which was created by Past National President Warren Kaps. The CD is called Magic of the MUM and can be purchased from Gifts & Insignia on the website http://www.magicsam.com. These are available for sale at every National Covention at the SAM Booth as well.

Let me know if you would like to order one and I will get your information to Jean Kinnicutt who is the Chairperson for the Gifts and Insignia.

Regards
Maria Ibanez
First National Vice President
Society of American Magicians
[/quote]

I have this CD, which, if memory serves, was coedited by Mr. Kaps, David Goodsell, and George Schindler. While it is a fine overview of numerous excellent effects that appeared in the pages of MUM through the years, it is not what Mr. Pierce is looking for.

Jeff, I agree that having a searchable electronic version of every issue of MUM extant would be a marvelous research tool. If you would like to see it happen, the person to talk to is probably MUM editor John Moehring. His email address is in your current issue.

Best,
Neil
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (May 16, 2006 05:45PM)
I just checked on AskAlexander and there is not a searchable index for MUM currently on the web.

Richard
Message: Posted by: evolve629 (May 16, 2006 08:38PM)
I remembered when I first joined S.A.M., I did receive a compliment CD with some of the past MUM in archive. I'm wondering if this is still available?
Message: Posted by: Necromancer (May 16, 2006 08:52PM)
It is still available. But it is simply a compilation of selected effects, not a research tool.

Best,
Neil
Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (May 16, 2006 09:05PM)
Neil,

Do you know if anyone has brought up trying to do something like this? I know it would be a huge undertaking but just curious as it would have so much value to researchers and others.

I would love to help out if anyone ever decides to try and begin something like this. However, at the moment I am working with Jean Kincutt(sp) on designing stuff for the Louisville convention as well as possibly proposing to create a full graphic database of the logos and all artwork used by the SAM in various forms and formats.

As I was designing the shirts for the convention, I realized that the artwork seemed to be all over the place and I talked with Jean about the idea of having me redo everything in a format that printers can use and then creating the final formats for web, print etc. and then having these available on CD as well as on the website.

It is a project I am just starting now and will be in more talks with Jean and with Andy Dallas to try and get official approvals to get it done. I think it is something a lot of folks can benefit from. We shall see.

It would be my pleasure to do this for the SAM as a way of giving back what the SAM has given me.

Kyle
Message: Posted by: evolve629 (May 16, 2006 09:13PM)
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On 2006-05-16 21:52, Neil Tobin wrote:
It is still available. But it is simply a compilation of selected effects, not a research tool.

Best,
Neil
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Thank you for the clarification!