Updated Nov 19, 2022 rap
Welcome to ANRL News!
Nov 18, 2022 ANRL has a new Mac Mini computer with a 24" display. It will be used for the Database, Website development and general library work.
Aug 08, 2022 Announcement was send saying that Lynn Serrin is ANRL’s new Membership Chairperson and that Lynn will be using email address ANRLmembership@gmail.com for all membership correspondence.
Jul 24, 2022 The Jul 2022 ANRL Newsletter was added to the Website. In the Newsletter, Paul LeValley announced the new Premium Membership option which includes making some of ANRL’s Digital Archives available to premium members. As of today, there is no roll-out plan for implementation and the Digital Archives are not available today. Please stay tuned.
Jul 6, 2022 ANRL Board Meeting with Zoom.
Apr 28, 2022 ANRL now has new siding and new green paint
Apr 09, 2022 Yearly membership dues raised to $30/yr with a motion passed at the Board Membership Meeting
Apr 09, 2022 Board Membership Meeting held at Scuttlebutts in the Lakeside Restaurant (ANRL is closed due to renovation) with both local attendees and around 20 attending by ZOOM.
Apr 6, 2022 ANRL is getting new siding installed starting today.
Mar 17, 2022 Kiosk1 now holds a copy of the NAS Digital Archives. The Synology Drive sync software accomplished the sync. Space limitations prevent sync of Video files as they alone are over 1 TB, the size of the disk on the Patron Kiosk.
Feb 01, 2022 Issue 2022_02_01 of the ANRL V-News was released today.
Jan 5, 2022 ANRL’s Annual Meeting was postponed. It was scheduled for Jan 14, 2022 and now will be scheduled sometime in March or April of 2022.
Nov 20, 2021 ANRL has a new Bookmark Page with links to common Websites. Use of this page will be optional however, it will standardize the bookmarks on each of ANRL’s computers. A click on the link will open a new tab in your browser which will allow you to get to the common sites we frequently use.
Nov 12, 2021 Issue 2021_01_01 of the ANRL V-News was released today. V-News stands for Volunteer Newsletter.
Sep 27, 2021 Andrew Blair, a volunteer from Boston, is a member of the technical committee. He visited the Cove for 10-days and while here was able to copy data from the broken DS218 NAS onto the new 220+ NAS. He also tuned SSH so that it works properly for both NAS and the Website, and developed a fuzzy search algorithm to match book PDF file names to Database book records.
Aug 02, 2021 ANRL was victim of a lightning strike 20’ from the back of the library and it took out the router and Synology Disk Station DS218 NAS. Repair/replace activities are underway.
July 10, 2021 DocFetcher and DocFetcher Pro are now installed on the Patron computer and are undergoing testing. This open source application indexes contents of files and then uses a sophisticated search engine to provide very fast results. I’m excited about this application! Link to DocFetcher Page
Jun 17, 2021 Paragraph separators have been added to the Website thanks to a new volunteer Andy Duputel. Just look around the Website to see these graphics.
May 01, 2021 A help wanted Add went out to N Magazine and AANR bulletin. We have received ~25 replies and we’re now connecting people with team leaders who can help assign tasks for the new volunteers. Thanks to all who have responded!
Jan 29, 2021 ANRL’s Newsletter for January 2021 has been posted on ANRL Newsletters
Nov 08, 2020
Thanks to Lou Cook for cleaning ANRL’s carpet. The library now smells nice and fresh.
Oct 17, 2020
ANRL is now listed as a business on Yelp
Oct 16, 2020
ANRL’s quarterly Board meeting was held at the library. Minutes will be posted…
Oct 2, 2020
ANRL’s book recommendation for Oct 2020 is Co-ed Naked Philosophy by Will Forest.
Sep 07, 2020
ANRL’s book recommendation for Sep 2020 is “The Nakeds” by Lisa Glatt
Aug 03, 2020
ANRL’s book recommendation for August 2020 is ‘The Bishop’s Jaegers’ by Thorne Smith.
July 17, 2020
ANRL’s July Board meeting was held with 3 members in the library and about a dozen connected with ZOOM. The ZOOM meeting was recorded and is available online Password: 0h@08X*i
Jul 4, 2020
ANRL’s book recommendation for July 2020 is ’The Venus Prophecy’ by Andrew Conlyn
Apr 20, 2020
The April Board meeting was cancelled due to the COVID–19.
Jun 04, 2020
ANRL’s book recommendation for June 2020 is Free and Natural by Sarah Schrank. ANRL does not have a copy in our archive so please send a used copy if possible. A review will be added soon. The link to past book recommendations is https://bit.ly/3eo8r3o
May 1, 2020 ANRL’s book recommendation for May 2020 is The Cool Cottontail by John Ball (aka Donald Johnson). ANRL has 3 copies in its archive. The link to past book recommendations is https://bit.ly/3eo8r3o
Apr 20, 2020 ANRL’s Board meeting was cancelled due to COVID–19 closures.
Jan 20, 2020 ANRL now has a Twitter UserID (@ANR_Library) and has been tweeting to increase public awareness of the library. Recent tweets are posted here: https://bit.ly/2yfHQoA
Mar 06, 2016 Added “Teddy’s Award Show”, another performance of the Cypress Cove Players (in DVD format) to our Video Archive. Cypress Cove Players Archive
Feb 28, 2016 Added ANRL’s February 2016 Newsletter
Jan 22, 2016 Added Board Meeting Notes
July 18, 2015 Added a page Curt Bishoff Donates Material At the July 17, 2015 Board Meeting
Jul 15, 2015 Added a page Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism This is a New Book Release by Brian Hoffman. Check it out!!
May 12, 2015 Added a page Naked at Lunch This is a New Book Release by Mark Haskell Smith. Check it out!!
May 12, 2015 Added a page Recommended Books and Videos This is the place to check out the next time you get the urge to read a nudist book or watch a nudist video. If you have a favorite book or video that you want added to this list then contact the library and we’ll add it to the list.
Mar 27, 2015 Added a page Borrowing Policy for Copyrighted Material
Mar 27, 2015 Added a page Board Meeting Agenda Friday Apr 17, 2015 11:00 at the library
Mar 24, 2015 Article published in The Bulletin “Celebrate Library Day at ANRL” pg. 19
Mar 07, 2015 Wrote a page National Library Week as a start in celebrating this event.
Feb 28, 2015 Pete Williams (AANR Staff Writer) interviewed Bob Proctor (ANRL Secretary) today for an article in the April 2015 Bulletin. The article will feature both National Library Week and updates at ANRL.
Feb 27, 2015
An About Tab was added to the top menu. It includes the Welcome message, library components, initiatives and the Digital Project section.
Feb 26, 2015
An article Main Components of ANRL reports the six major components of ANRL.
Feb 26, 2015
An article Main Initiatives at ANRL lists many of the initiatives which are happening today at ANRL.
Feb 24, 2015
A Video Interview of Helen Fisher by Dave Graber is the second in the series of interviews we are doing this year.
Jan 23, 2014
A Video Interview of David Foote by Dave Graber is the first in the series of interviews we are planning. We plan to interview the Hadleys here at Cypress Cove and some AANR dignitaries when the AANR Trustee Meetings are held in February 2015 at Cypress Cove.
Jan 21, 2015
ANRL’s annual Membership Meeting was held Jan 16, 2015 at the library in Cypress Cove. The significant event was Election of Officers. Our new Vice President is Edward Waller who has also served at President. Remaining in office are Dave Graber as President, Roger Vonland as 2nd Vice President, Bob Proctor as Secretary, Roe Ostheim as Treasurer and Ted Hadley as Director. ANRL will start a series of video interviews and the first will be with Dave Foote, a long time ANRL member.
ANRL held its annual Holiday dinner with over 20 volunteers attending.
Nov 2, 2014
The November Cypress Cove Resident’s Party was hosted at ANRL and we had over 60 attendees.
Folks mingled, chatted, ate the pot-luck style meal and drank the beer and wine which was provided by the library. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable time. Many attendees toured the library for the first time. We now have a couple new volunteers and several prospective members as a result of this wonderful event.
Nov 1, 2014
July 10, 2014
The July. 2014 Newsletter has been published and it’s available on https://anrl.org/anrl-newsletters
Feb 27, 2014
Nudist Challenge for a Research Librarian
The American Nudist Research Library (ANRL) is located within (but independent of) beautiful Cypress Cove Nudist Resort and Spa in Kissimmee FL. Its mission is to collect and preserve nudist history in all forms and make it available to researchers, scholars, nudists and other interested people. To that end, it has assembled the largest collection of nudist information that exists anywhere in the world today.
The Library has been aware of its collection’s vulnerability to the ravages of natural and man-made disasters but, until the dawning of the digital age, there was little that could be done to protect it from anything other than the most basic threats. The advent of digital imaging technology and particularly the development of affordable book scanners capable of delicately scanning fragile bound volumes changed all that. The Library was quick to seize the opportunity and initiate its digitizing project. After a brief fund-raising period, the generous support of the nudist community allowed it to acquire state-of-the-art scanning equipment. To date it has scanned its Who’s Who files, club files and more than 1,500 magazines. As soon as those images are created, they are backed up on digital media for safe off-site storage.
Although the Library’s emphasis has been and will continue to be on preservation of its material, it is now beginning to consider how the scanned images should be organized, cataloged, displayed and accessed to provide maximum usefulness to researchers and scholars. That is a real challenge! It is where a research librarian, curator or IT professional who is skilled in research data presentation could be a huge help in developing an optimum plan. The person might be a volunteer living within driving distance of Kissimmee, FL who would consult with us on an on-going basis. Alternatively, the person might be someone who would like a good excuse to enjoy a few sunny days at beautiful Cypress Cove while working with our staff to analyze our needs and propose a plan. The person could then consult with us by conference call as necessary to guide the Library’s implementation of the plan.
If you have the required skill and would like the satisfaction of knowing you played a major role in preserving nudist history for future generations, please call the Library at 407–933–2866 and leave a message. Or, you can email your contact information to email@example.com. Either way, we look forward to hearing from you and discussing the specifics of how you might play a vital role in advancing our collection of nudist history into a modern, efficient Research Library for scholars, researchers and your fellow nudists.
Submitted by: Fred W. Van Nest, ANRL Volunteer, Feb 18, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
ANRL had a “Wine and Cheese” event at 5:30 PM on Feb 22, 2014 with ~49 attending. The visitors were mostly AANR Trustees who had attended the Trustee meeting at Cypress Cove. A number of cash donations were presented to the Library to help with the Digital Preservation Project.
Jan 17, 2014
ANRL’s Jan 17, 2014 Membership meeting in the library was attended by 17 members and guests. Election results: President is now Dave Graber, Secretary is now Bob Proctor, John Frakes continues as Vice President, Roger Vonland continues as 2nd VP and Roe Ostheim continues as Treasurer. We will post minutes of the meeting and provide profiles of our Staff members on our Web site. We’re continuing our scanning project but could use volunteers to help a few hours a week with scanning. We would provide the necessary training. A computer terminal is now available in the library for visitors to view the more than 1,500 scanned magazines. The new Board soon will soon be addressing many issues which range from planning our 35th Anniversary Event to rejuvenating our Library. Please visit us at the library.
Jan 11, 2014
We now have a new Member Application Form suitable for Emailing to a friend, adding to a Web site, or adding to a Club Newsletter. Feel free to download this form and make it available to potential new members.
Jan 10, 2014
Ted Hadley sent an Email to the Cypress Cove Residents today telling them “American Nudist Research Library seeks new leadership” and in that Email he asked them to consider becoming a library volunteer. Here is Ted Hadley’s Email
Dec 17, 2013
There was a Board Meeting of ANRL on Dec 15, 2013. There were two significant announcements at that meeting. First, Helen Fisher announced that she is resigning as Secretary after many years of service to the library, serving both as President and Secretary. Second, ANRL President Edward Waller announced that he will be stepping down as President. In the words of General Sherman, “I will not run if nominated, and I will not serve if elected.” So with the loss of two important Board members, and with the election of officers approaching in January, 2014, we need some help. A nominating committee is hard at work getting a slate of candidates. If you are interested in helping the Library in any way, please contact us and tell us what you could do. The ANRL Web site has a https://anrl.org/please-donate page which details volunteer positions, many of which could be filled from the comfort of your home.
Sep 15, 2013
Archived Magazines In Database
There are 5,063 magazines in the database and ~1,222 have comments with subject material
contained in the magazine. This page points to 5 web pages that show the comments. Use the
“find” feature in your browser to search the comments and identify the magazine with the found text. I had to use 5 pages because there is a size limitation for single page.
Aug 31, 2013
* New photos for the little slideshow on the landing page.
Aug 20, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
ANRL Fact Sheet added: see This Page
Jun 03, 2013
A list of Archived Books has been added to the ANRL Web Page The list of 580 titles was taken from the Libraries’ FileMaker Pro Database. You can view the page here.
Jun 02, 2013
A new Facebook group has been started for American Nudist Research Library. There are many purposes of this group and some of them are: to report current Library events, increase awareness of the Library, increase the number of Library visitors, strengthen the core of Library Volunteers, search for skilled individuals who could step in and solve some difficult technical issues, and to discuss the content of our modernized Web Site.
I hope you enjoy watching and participating in this new group!
May 31, 2013
The American Nudist Research Library (ANRL) is wanting to “expose itself”, get more visitors, more volunteers and more publicity. In an attempt to do that we have tried to enhance our visibility on the Internet with a modernized web site which is alive with new content, has listings of titles of our scanned documents and surplus magazines and which uses better search engine optimization techniques. A more direct approach to accomplish our goal would be for all nudist organizations and clubs to link to the Library in their web sites and newsletters. We are asking for your support to help us reach our goal.
May 30, 2013
- There is a new page called Scanned Magazines under the Collection section of the main menu. There are ~1150 magazine titles in 3 categories:
- Misc Magazines
- United States
- The statistics on ANRL’s Local-Web-Page have been updated to show the new count of .pdf files.