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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.

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CLASCO (Latin American Council of Social Sciences) Open Access Book Project

LARRP endorsed the CLACSO (Latin American Council of Social Sciences) Open Access Book Project in 2015. The goal of the pilot project was to identify a quality-controlled collection of open access books in order to explore services for libraries in the areas of hosting, deposit, quality assurance, dissemination and digital preservation. 

In year one a collaborative investment made by seven research libraries made it possible to process the 2018 and 2019 CLACSO OA Books for full discovery via Books@JSTOR. In year two a collaborative investment by 10 research libraries made it possible to process the 2020 and selected 2021 CLACSO OA Books. JSTOR provides metadata and full text for these titles to ProQuest Summon; Ex Libris Primo and Alma; EBSCO Discovery Service; and OCLC...

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From Digital
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Digital
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Dec 15, 2021 3:29pm

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

Current Southeast Asia Newspapers

Except for Cornell and LC, very few members of SEAM subscribe to newspapers from Southeast Asia and rely mostly on Press Display, Factiva, etc or going directly to the websites of these titles.  This leaves US scholars without a basic historical record from the region.  This proposal will ease our budget, preserve and allow researchers to access newspapers.

 

This two year experiment whereby SEAM will pay and subscribe to newspaper titles from Southeast Asia through the Library of Congress Jakarta that will ship collated issues to CRL for microfilming using SEAM workflow.  All microfilmed copies can be accessed through CRL. 

The titles include:  Indonesia (Jakarta Post, Kompas); Malaysia (New Straits Times, Berita...

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 12, 2021 1:19pm

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Delʹfis: nezavisimyĭ rerikhovskiĭ zhurnal / Del'fis: Kul’turno Prosvetitel’nyi Zhurnal

This project would microfilm UC Berkeley Library’s holdings for 2015-2019 issues of Delʹfis : nezavisimyĭ rerikhovskiĭ zhurnal. Del’fis is a Russian language quarterly that is held by UC Berkeley Library (https://search.library.berkeley.edu/permalink/01UCS_BER/17oqkkj/alma991038405579706532).

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Nov 2, 2021 3:26pm

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.)

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Paper
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Feb 25, 2022 2:25pm

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La historia de las luchas contra la desaparición de personas a través del archivo de la Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos

Este proyecto pretende facilitar la comprensión de los efectos de los pasados violentos en América Latina durante las décadas de 1970 y 1980, en especial en lo referente a la desaparición forzada, así como las luchas encabezadas por las organizaciones de familiares de víctimas para visibilizar, juzgar y prevenir este crimen, a través de los documentos de la Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos (FEDEFAM). Memoria Abierta fue convocada por FEDEFAM para trasladar su archivo institucional desde la que fuera su sede institucional en Caracas, Venezuela, a Buenos Aires para luego clasificar, ordenar, describir, preservar físicamente, digitalizar y disponer para el acceso en línea el acervo documental de la Federación. Hemos...

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Paper
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Digital
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May 18, 2022 9:34am

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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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Jan 14, 2019 3:17pm

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Naw Bahar

I am suggesting to digitize the Iranian newspaper “Naw Bahar,” a title held across different institutions and in different formats.  

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Microfilm
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Digital
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Oct 14, 2020 3:30pm

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Pedagogy and scribal culture in pre-colonial Bengal: Digitization of 2500 manuscripts from Nabadwip Sadharan Granthagar

Nabadwip, a small town in the Nadia district of West Bengal (India), is said to have been the capital of the Sena kingdom of Bengal until the 13th century and was well into the 20th a preeminent center of Sanskrit learning. Traditionally held to be the birthplace of Chaitanya (circa 1486-1534), the founder of the Gaudiya Vaishnava movement, Nabadwip remains a very important pilgrimage center for Hindus across the world. Nabadwip’s reputation as a center of Sanskrit learning however was not dependent solely on the Gaudiya Vaishnava networks and in fact predated the birth of Chaitanya. As demonstrated by historians such as Dineshchandra Bhattacharyya, Jonardon Ganeri, Joel Bordeaux, and Samuel Wright, the scholarly networks centered in Nabadwip and adjoining regions excelled in...

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Other Paper
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Digital
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Jun 24, 2022 1:27pm

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

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Rajasthani Publications in the National Bibliography of Indian Literature

This project will continue work begun more than thirty years ago to create preservation copies of all publications included in the National Bibliography of Indian Literature (NBIL). To date, only six of the publications in the Rajasthani section of the NBIL have been preserved (or partially preserved in the case of multi-volume works) under the Microfilming of Indian Publications Project. Half of the 124 Rajasthani publications in the NBIL are proposed for digitization this year. A second proposal will be submitted to SAMP next year to complete preservation of the remaining Rajasthani publications. Consistent with established practices for NBIL preservation copies of microfilm and digitized copies of those microfilms, the resources are proposed for hosting at the Center for...

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Microfilm
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Mar 21, 2022 1:30pm

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

Reeling in the French Antilles: digitizing newspapers from Martinique and Guadeloupe, 1852 to 1929

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) requests [see Cost Summary] to support reel preparation activities and vended digitization costs related to digitizing 31,200 pages of UF microfilm holdings of French-language newspapers published in Martinique and Guadeloupe between 1852 and 1929. Titles selected for digitization include Le Propagateur (Saint Pierre, Martinique) and Journal officiel de la Guadeloupe (Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe). Duplicates of archival master microfilm from UF will be used to complete the digitization. Additionally, these duplicates will be added to the UF Latin American & Caribbean Collection Reading Room as access/use copies as an additional access point. The digitized content will be freely available to the public through the...

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Microfilm
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Digital
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Apr 22, 2022 3:31pm

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State of Baja California Human Rights Commission Archives Case Digitization Project Phase 1B

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 DigitaIUSD, USD’s Institutional...

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Paper
Other Paper
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Digital
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Dec 14, 2021 2:53pm


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