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The Information Center for Ropeway Studies (Ropeway Center) provides access to a comprehensive collection on information relative to the history, theory, design, and operation of ropeway systems including recreational and materials ropeways.
Mountain Scholar is a repository service that collects, preserves, and provides access to digitized library collections and other scholarly and creative works from several academic institutions in Colorado and Wyoming.
The Center was established in 1991 to support research on ropeway technology; it is guided by an Advisory Board of industry members. Collections include books, journals, newsletters, manufacturers' catalogs, images and other media. The Advisory Board's emphasis for making ropeway information widely accessible led to the creation of the Center's ROPEWAY database of ropeway publications held at the Center and elsewhere.
For their support, our thanks to:
Members of OITAF-NACS (International Organization for Transportation by Rope--North American Continental Section), for gifting funds to endow the Center (2005)
OITAF-NACS, for increasing the Center's endowment for a stable future (2006)
AWRF (Associated Wire Rope Fabricators), for their gift of a significant collection of manufacturers' catalogs on wire rope fittings (2007)
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