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Proposals A-Z

Participating librarians and scholars provide information here about collections, archives and data sets of interest to area and international studies (AIS) research, propose preservation of those collections and the creation of new digital resources from data sets, and vote on the merits of those proposals. Community input provided here informs and guides the building of new AIS resources.

Madras Legislative Assembly Debates

The project aims to digitize debates of Madras Legislative assembly from pre-independent era (from 1933) to post-independent period (up to 1969).

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Paper
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Digital
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Mar 18, 2019 10:18am

Central Asian Newspapers, Part IV

William Fierman, professor of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, amassed a large collection of newspapers and periodicals from the Central Asian States of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan during the course of his career. He is willing to donate the runs of titles for preservation and academic use.

This collection contains more than 60 newspaper titles from Kazakhstan, 35 from Uzbekistan, and additional titles from Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 7, 2019 2:37pm

Kutiyaracu

Ingesting at CRL of digitized images of the Tamil periodical Kutiyaracu and cataloging the digital resource.  The digital images are being provided by the University of Chicago Library.

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Paper
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Digital
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Mar 7, 2019 2:07pm

HMV Catalogues - South Asia

HMV in India, the catalogues of other companies such as Zonophone and Twin are also included.  The catalogues encompass recordings in all of the major languages of the subcontinent.HMV in India, the catalogues of other companies such as Zonophone and Twin are also included.  The catalogues encompass recordings in all of the major languages of the subcontinent.Digitization of the semi-annual catalogues and release sheets for gramophone records from colonial India.

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Microfilm
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Digital
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Mar 7, 2019 2:03pm

Bangkok Post Weekly Review

The Bangkok Post is the oldest, national English-language daily published in Thailand since 1946. It was founded by Alexander MacDonald who was an American ex-navy lieutenant. It covers local and global news on all topics. It is still a very popular English newspaper read by educated Thais and foreigners in Thailand. The Bangkok Post Weekly Review summarizes weekly political, business and social news reported by The Bangkok Post.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 6, 2019 1:36pm

Shi jie ri bao = World news

Microfilming of Chinese language newspaper from Manila. (LCCN 2007203347) https://www.worldnews.net.ph/

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 4, 2019 1:33pm

Nanyang shang bao

Microfilming of Chinese language newspaper from Malaysia.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 4, 2019 1:33pm

Liberty

Liberty was a national English-language daily (except Sunday) published in Bangkok in September 1945 by Manit Vasuvat who was Chair of the Sri Krung Publishing Company. It was a well-written, conservative paper designed for international readers. The paper reflected the perspectives of British-educated Thais in both domestic and foreign news. It ceased in 1956.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 4, 2019 1:32pm

Guo ji ri bao = International daily news

Microfilming of Chinese language newspaper from Indonesia. Guo ji ri bao 國際日報 = International daily news published out of Jakarta. (LCCN: 2006340503). The newspaper was started after the lifting of restrictions on Chinese language in Indonesia. Indonesia Shang Bao also is a daily newspaper business and finance Chinese which first published in the reform era after the collapse of the New Order government on May 12, 1998. Indonesia Shang Bao was first launched on April 17, 2000. Indonesia Shang Bao's biggest partners are the Bisnis Indonesia group and Sinar Harapan newspaper.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 4, 2019 1:32pm

Yindunixiya shang bao = Indonesia shang bao

The Library of Congress no longer acquires Southeast Asia Chinese newspapers. This would ensure a Chinese language paper from Indonesia is preserved. Important documentation for Chinese influence and population in Indonesia. Wikipedia: Indonesia Shang Bao (Chinese: 印度尼西亞 商报), is a Mandarin-language newspaper published in Indonesia.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 4, 2019 1:31pm

Wichai Sothna Cremation Volume

Digitization of single title.

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Paper
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Digital
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Mar 4, 2019 1:30pm

Latin American serials held by Linda Hall Library and CRL

First announced in 2016, the CRL/LHL Global Resources Partnership in Science, Technology and Engineering targets historical, pre-1950s serial titles identified as being of high value for historical research. The project combines partial runs of titles held by the two organizations, prioritized by subject (as informed by strengths declared in the partnership Collection Management Policies), and clustered around specific themes or subjects.

In the coming year, the list of titles for potential inclusion include serials published in Latin America about a variety of scientific...

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Paper
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Digital
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Mar 1, 2019 2:34pm

Conde de Montemar Letters (1761-1799)

This project consists of digitizing the first two boxes (roughly 50 letters) and creating a virtual portal containing the original mages, semi-diplomatic transcriptions, comprehensive metadata scheme, and different historical essays that will contextualize the letters in Andean and Spanish American history.

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Paper
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Digital
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Mar 1, 2019 10:33am

Records of the Department of State relating to internal affairs of Mexico, 1910-29

Digitization of the Index and the Economic Matters portion of the NARA microfilm publication "Records of the Department of State relating to internal affairs of Mexico, 1910-29"

This proposal addresses the digitization of the Index (reels 1-9) and the list of documents contained in the remaining Economic Matters portion (reels 161-204) and the documents included in Decimal File Number 812.50 - 812.5611.

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Microfilm
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Digital
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Feb 15, 2019 9:51am

West India Committee Circular

Official organ of the West India Committee. Published in London fortnightly. Deals with West Indian affairs generally (economic conditions, travel and description), but especially the interests of the West India Committee (sugar trade, shipping, trade statistics, etc.).

Published   v. 1-74; 1886?-1958

(continued by Chronicle of the West Indies Committee)

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Microfilm
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Digital
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Jan 14, 2019 5:13pm

Publicaciones Políticas y Culturales Argentinas c. 1900-1950

Publicaciones Políticas y Culturales Argentinas (C. 1900-1950). Microfilmed by LAMP in cooperation with Centro de Documentación e Investigación de la Cultura de Izquierdas en la Argentina (CeDInCI), the collection comprises printed materials issued by the political left and anarchist movements in Argentina from the early to mid-twentieth century, including periodicals, books, pamphlets, flyers, and other publications of communist, socialist, anti-fascist, and other leftist groups.

Materials on the microfilm set (also called Serie 2) are organized into six thematic units: 

Publicaciones del Bureau Sudamericano de la Internacional Comunista (1926-1935) Revistas Político-Culturales orgánicas del Partido Comunista (1933-1938) ...
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Microfilm
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Digital
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Jan 14, 2019 3:19pm

Mexican and Argentine presidential messages, 1821-1993

Proposal to convert and upgrade the digital collection of Mexican and Argentine presidential speeches from the 19th century orginially scanned by the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP).

In 2000, LARRP converted over 75,000 frames of microfilmed Spanish-language government documents to digital format. The material was originally microfilmed by the Library of Congress (Argentina) and LAMP (Mexico) on LARRP's behalf. The converted materials were hosted by LANIC at the University of Texas at Austin as GIF files, with larger TIFF files available for downloading.

We propose to harvest the TIFF images from LANIC/Texas (with permission) and to re-process the files to capture full text  (OCR) and related metadata.

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From Digital
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Digital
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Jan 14, 2019 3:17pm

Critica (Buenos Aires, Argentina : 1913)

Title:    Critica (Buenos Aires, Argentina : 1913). Publication:    Buenos Aires [Argentina] : [s.n.] Place:    Argentina; Buenos Aires. Year:    1913-? Description:    Began with Sept. 15, 1913 issue; ceased with Oct. 20, 1963 issue.; volumes : illustrations ; 46-59 cm Language:    Spanish Note(s):    Reproduction: Microfilm./ Oct. 14,/ 1941-1949:[Gaps]/ Berkeley :/ University of California, Library Photographic Service./ microfilm reels ; 35 mm. OCLC: 213809750

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Microfilm
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Digital
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Jan 14, 2019 3:12pm

Caribbean Archives from Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Caribbean archives and special collections from the University of London's Institute of Commonwealth Studies library: strong holdings on West Indian plantation life and more modern organizational archives such as that of the Caribbean Banana Exporters’ Association (ICS 148).

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Paper
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Digital
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Jan 14, 2019 3:01pm

Official gazettes from Guatemala

Foreign official gazettes published in Guatemala 1871 - 1972. Includes the title El Guatemalteco. Diario oficial de la Republica de Guatemala. CRL holdings include: 

Microfilm: Mar. 4, 1841-June 25, 1871 Print: Vol. 80-81 no. 100 May 4-Dec. 23, 1914; Vol. 83-88 May 21, 1915-Sept 6, 1917; Vol. 90-128 Mar. 9, 1918-1930 Microfilm: June 8, 1950-Apr. 4, 1957 Microfilm 1957-1970 Microfilm: 1971-Aug., 1972

Continued by Diario de Centro America. Imprint: Guatemala (pub. Aug., 1972-) CRL holdings include:

Microfilm:  Aug., 1972-1984 Microfilm: 1971-1976 Microfilm;: 1985-Oct. 29, 1993 (lack 1990: Apr. 12-15, July 14-15, Sept. 1-2; 1992:...
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Paper
Microfilm
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Digital
Updated: 
Jan 14, 2019 2:57pm

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