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Preservation on microfilm of existing issues of short lived monthly Moroccan women periodical published in Casablanca 1983-1986.
This project would digitize the Center for Research Libraries’ holdings of a German language newspaper Abendpost, which was published in Chicago, IL 1889-1950, and in 1950 merged with a Milwaukee paper to become Abendpost und Milwaukee Deutsche Zeitung until publication ceased in 1991.
The holdings to be included in this digitization project are from 1894-1925, with some gaps. This material would then be openly accessible through CRL’s online platform.
Pro government newspaper founded by Haile Selassie in 1941. Its name refers to the liberation of Ethiopia after Italian occupation. The Sunday issue provides news about children and cultural activities.
African Newspapers 1986-2015 Library of Congress - Nairobi
Library of Congress, Nairobi Office proposes for microfilming a collection of 96 African newspaper titles from 1986-2015 with an estimated 58,211 pages. Countries covered include Burundi, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic), Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, and Rwanda. The collection covers varied topics including business, politics, leisure and economics news that would greatly inform the intellectual debates of the period covered.
African Newspapers 1992-2016 from the Library of Congress Nairobi Office. Part 3
Library of Congress, Nairobi Office proposes for microfilming a collection of 38 African newspaper titles (approximately 6,600 pages) distributed among 10 countries including: Botswana, Cameroon, Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Reunion, Rwanda and Tanzania. Most of the titles were part of an earlier proposal submitted to CRL during November 2020 meeting
African Newspapers 1992-2018 Library of Congress - Nairobi, Part 2
Library of Congress, Nairobi Office proposes for microfilming a collection of 100 African newspaper titles from 1992-2018 with an estimated 48,000 pages. Countries covered include Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Ghana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Senegal, Somalia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The collection covers varied topics including business, politics, leisure and economics news that would greatly inform the intellectual debates of the period covered.
Archives of Professor Samik Bandyopadhyay
The four hundred files in this collection contain newspaper and periodical clippings; reviews of plays, performances, exhibitions and films; the collector’s own notes from lectures and seminars attended over six decades or more; notes from lectures delivered by him and research projects he has been part of; correspondence with authors, filmmakers, theatre directors, playwrights, painters and scholars whose works Prof. Bandyopadhyay has reviewed, critiqued, introduced or translated, as well as those whom he has interviewed for publication or broadcast/telecast; documents and correspondence related to Bandyopadhyay’s engagements in various official and advisory capacities with governmental and institutional bodies like the central Sangeet...
Baja California Human Rights Commission Archives Case Digitization
After a successful pilot during the summer of 2017, the University of San Diego (USD) - Copley Library will digitize the case backlog on the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 destruction schedule. Cases go as far back as the 1990s before there was a Comisión Estatal de los Derechos Humanos de Baja California (CEDH). These cases hold information on the types of abuses that were filed during that time along the Baja California/California border. The data in these cases, many of which were terminated, closed or dismissed before full investigations were completed, will provide a snapshot of the region for border scholars and historians alike. The goal of this project is to eventually make all of these older cases available for research and data mining online via DigitalUSD, USD...
Bob Jones Indochina Collection of rare newspapers and serials
Funds are requested to digitize a number of rare serial titles from the Bob Jones Indochina Collection. These materials, collected by Jones while stationed in Saigon during the War, are mostly brittle or in poor condition. Two of the titles are already held by Cornell, and we intend to amalgamate our holdings, digitizing the better volumes from both collections.
Bob Jones Indochina Serials 2022
The project continues the work of my previous proposals to digitize important materials from the Bob Jones collection on Indochina. These materials include some of the larger runs of serials as well as a selection of short runs of Saigon newspapers from the 1960s.
Cameroon Newspapers 1997-2018 from the Library of Congress
Library of Congress, Nairobi Office proposes for microfilming through CAMP a collection of 156 Cameroon Newspapers from 1997 to 2018 (approximately 30,236 pages).
The Florida International University Libraries seek to digitize twenty-nine issues of Carteles, an important Cuban magazine published 1919-1960. The digitized issues will be added to holdings already present in the Digital Library of the Caribbean’s Celebrating Cuba! Subsection. Celebrating Cuba! is a recent initiative (2016) established in partnership with the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí (BNCJM) and a group of US libraries (the dLOC Cuban Collaborative Steering Committee—I am a member). Given the extensive run of available issues of Carteles in US libraries, the BNCJM agreed with the Steering Committee that having US libraries contribute their unique Carteles issues to the dLOC collection will allow the BNCJM to focus on adding...
Newspaper (daily except Sunday); January 2017-December 2019, in Indonesian language.
Central Asian Newspapers from the University of Washington
Ilse Cirtautas, a retired professor specializing in Central Asian languages and retired professor, contributed her large collection of Central Asian materials to the University of Washington Libraries upon her death. After sorting and de-duping, about 2750 newspaper issues remain that need preservation. Most of the newspapers were published between 1968 and 2000, with greater concentrations in the 1970s and early 1990s. The remaining issues do not duplicate the issues SEEMP microfilmed from the similar collection William Fierman donated to Indiana University, Bloomington. Like Prof. Fierman, Prof. Cirtautas’ collection includes Uzbek and Kazakh...
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.
Democratic Republic of Congo newspapers from Northwestern University
Northwestern University Library proposes to arrange for the microfilming through CAMP of about 47,000 pages of two newspapers and a supplement from the Democratic Republic of CongoLa prospérité : journal d'actions pour la démocratie et le dévéloppement (Kinshasa, Congo). La saga (Kinshasa, Congo) – Supplemet to La prospérité. La Référence plus.
This proposal is for the microfilming of the earliest 12 issues of Design, published in India from 1957-1967. CRL has holdings beginning with volume 13 (1969). Also for microfilming of volume 15, number 2 and volume 21, number 10 to fill gaps in CRL’s collection.
Digital Preservation of Nepalī Traimāsika and Pūrva Ṭāimsa: Two important sources for scholars of XX-century Nepal
The project aims to digitize the Nepali-language periodicals titled “Nepalī Traimāsika” (Trimonthly) and “Pūrva Ṭāimsa” (Weekly). A list of volumes and issues along with brief descriptions of the proposed titles are appended. The digital copy will be prepared from the original periodicals. Digital copies of each will be sent to SAMP and kept at Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP). (This is a continuation of a project to digitize Nepali newspapers and periodicals collected and filmed by the MPP under the supervision of LC consultants.)
Digitization of the East African Herbarium (EA) Card Index for Public Access
To make freely accessible all the index cards of local names of the plants of East Africa and beyond preserved at East African Herbarium (EA) library.
Digitizing Peru's Print Revolution
This project proposes the digitization of an initial corpus of rare nineteenth-century Peruvian serials, ephemeral circulars, and popular song and verse imprints held in the José E. Durand Peruvian History Collection at the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries. These unique materials support new scholarship on diverse political and cultural topics in Peruvian history. They also offer new insights on the worldwide nineteenth-century revolution in print culture, providing fodder for comparative work by scholars across disciplines. The materials included in this first corpus date to the first half of the nineteenth century. They will be digitized and enhanced with OCR. They will then be slated for incorporation into the Libraries’ repository that allows users to...
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