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Arquivos Femininos de CPDOC
Proposal of Partnership between Fundação Getulio Vargas and the Center for Research Libraries to digitize CPDOC’s feminine collection under the Global Collections Initiative.
The debate on women’s role in the public life is becoming ever more relevant. Recent studies have registered the impact of women’s votes in the 2018 election in Brazil, specially showing that, for the first time in Brazilian history, men and women have different voting intentions. The feminist agenda has spread and it has been a crucial part of thinking about the country’s current situation, with the popularization of feminism and the realization that it is impossible to go back on women’s rights that have already been gained.
The increasing political participation...
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...
Benson Collection of Serials on Microform
Microfilmed collection of 600 serials from across Latin America, from the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, including government publications and other serials published primarily between 1821 and 1982. The rare and endangered titles were originally captured on microfilm during the early1980s through a U.S. Department of Education Title II-C grant. The Benson Library created archival-quality master negatives, but was unable make these accessible until print masters and catalog records could be created. The LAMP effort supported the duplication of film, which included a copy to be held at the Center for Research Libraries, and Texas supported the cataloging of the resources. This eight-year effort added approximately 900 reels of microfilm to LAMP’s collection....
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...
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).
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...
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.
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
Cuban-American Radionovelas in the Louis J. Boeri and Minin Bujones Collection
160 reel-to-reel audio tapes selected from the Louis J. Boeri and Minín Bujones Collection of Cuban Radionovelas housed at the Latin American Library at Tulane University will be converted from analog to digital format. They will then be hosted on Tulane's Digital Library. These materials are among the more than 9,100 masters of recordings of radio programs produced and broadcasted by America’s Production Inc. out of Miami during the 1960s. They constitute a unique research resource that is currently trapped on aging, unstable audio tapes with moderate to severe condition issues and inaccessible due to a lack of functioning playback equipment.
DLOC Caribbean Periodicals
On behalf of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), Florida International University proposes to digitize 178 issues of four Caribbean Periodicals: Carteles, Habana Yacht Club (H.Y.C.), Miramar Yacht Club, and Savacou. The project will be carried out with dLOC partners: the University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica), the University of Florida, and additionally, the Florida International University Libraries Special Collections Department. FIU and UWI hold the actual copies of the periodicals which are in fragile condition. The project seeks to preserve them.
Diario de Pernambuco
Microfilm holdings of Diario de Pernambuco (Brazil) for years 1825-1923 digitized.
Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera
The Princeton University Library (PUL) sought support from the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) for digitizing an extensive hidden collection of ephemeral materials from Latin America. The proposed 3-year pilot project is an essential step in the larger process of making the digitally reformatted ephemera freely and globally available through a discovery interface which will include faceted searching and browsing. Outcomes of the 3-year project are approximately 12,800 digital objects with accompanying item-level descriptive metadata, deployment of a scalable, sustainable and replicable model for timely online disclosure of similar collections with a robust...
Digital Collections for Latin American and U.S. Latino Spanish Language Research Phase 2
This 12 month project will complete the most significant remaining portion of a current LARRP-supported transcription project that was impeded significantly by the events of 2020 and additional challenges with visa and immigration-related issues for a key project team member.
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...
The Era of Mexican Liberal Reform and French Intervention in the Genaro Garcia Collection
This project will digitize, to develop metadata, and make openly accessible items from the Genaro García Collection related to the area of liberal reform and French intervention in Mexico (1855-72). This will help us further highlight the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection’s foundational Genaro García Collection ahead of the Benson’s centennial celebration in 2021 while creating a discrete, thematic set of documents for use by researchers, undergraduates, and digital scholarship. We request funding for an undergraduate digitization assistant, a graduate student to create metadata, and basic supplies related to scanning as well as transport and storage of materials between the Benson Latin American Collection and the Perry-Castañeda Library.
FAPECFT Documentation (Phase 2)
The Latin American Collections at the University of New Mexico (UNM), in partnership with the Fideicomiso Archivo Plutarco Elías Calles and Fernando Torreblanca (FAPECFT), request $15,000 to support the first year of an expansion (Phase II) of an international bilingual digitization/open access and discovery project which makes physical documents held at the FAPECFT available in a publically accessible platform. These documents are also discoverable in Spanish and English through any public search engine.
If awarded, LARRP funding will enable the first annual acquisition of 52,000 (toward a total of 156,000) digitized surrogates with Spanish metadata. That information will be enhanced with English language descriptions and uploaded into an openly accessible UNM platform,...
Fantoches (Caracas, Venezuela)
Reformatting of the Venezuelan journal Fantoches (May 6, 1924 - April 20, 1927).
Fondo Real de Cholula
The project will digitize and describe 25 boxes, comprising approximately 27,000 pages, from the Fondo Real de Cholula, a one-of-a-kind collection of documents providing insight into how indigenous residents of Cholula navigated colonial judicial structures over the span of four centuries. The project partners with the Archivo Judicial del Estado de Puebla, and employs three local historians to digitize and describe the collection. Logistical and technical support, as well as long-term preservation and access infrastructure, will be provided by LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections (LLILAS Benson), in collaboration with the University of Texas Libraries (UT Libraries).
Global Press Archive Charter Collection 3 - Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers
CRL–Global Press Archive Charter Alliance : Open Access Collection 3: Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers
This collection is approved by the GPA Advisory Committee for Open Access under the CRL/East View GPA Charter Alliance, funded and supported by CRL members and participating non-member institutions.
The size of the collection is suggested to encompass over 1,000 over 1,000 short-run from Mexico’s pre-independence, independence and revolutionary periods (1807-1929). Page count is estimated between 300-450,000 pages.
Content is available at: https://gpa.eastview.com/crl/irmn.
CRL's Charter Alliance offer is available via eDesiderata at:...
Guantanamo Naval Base Newspaper Digitization
Since 2006, The Guantanamo Bay Gazette, the weekly newspaper at the Guantanamo Naval Base (GTMO), Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been available as an open access resource via the Digital Library of the Caribbean. Prior to 2006, the base newspaper existed under successive titles only in paper format with the only nearly-complete run held at a small community library located on the Naval Base. The history and chronology of the newspapers was not compiled or explored until 2012 when the Duke Libraries’ Librarian for Latin American, Iberian and Latino Studies...
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