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.
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...
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).
Global Press Archive Charter Collection 4 - Imperial Russian Newspapers
CRL–Global Press Archive Charter Alliance : Open Access Collection 4: Imperial Russian Newspapers
This collection has been approved by the GPA Advisory Committee under the CRL/East View GPA Charter Alliance, funded and supported by CRL members and participating non-member institutions. The proposed collection would cover no less than 500,000 pages of newspapers spanning the 18th, 19th and early-20th centuries, up to the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.
CRL's Charter Alliance offer is described in eDesiderata at: https://edesiderata.crl.edu/resources/global-press-archive-charter-alliance
Additional information on the GPA available at:...
Memorial / Мемориал
CRL/SEEMP has approved a charitable contribution (as defined by article 582 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation) for the maintenance of Regional Civic Institute Research and Information Center Memorial.
This project would digitize CRL’s holdings of Novyĭ mir ezhenedi︠e︡lʹnai︠a︡ rabochai︠a︡ gazeta for the years:
In print – Sept 1913-1914; Sept 1917-June 1918
In microfilm – Jan-Nov 1917; Jan-Jun 1918; Jan-Jul 1919
Palaistinē, a Greek PLO Serial
The PLO worked with its international offices to print serials abroad. This periodical is a monthly run printed in Athens, mainly in Greek, from 1984 to 1986.
South Slavic Publications
Periodicals published in Bosnia and Hercegovina in the 25 years during and following hostilities in the countries once comprising Yugoslavia (1991-2016). Formats vary in size, frequency, place of publication and language and script of text. Included are approximately 55 titles, for the most part in Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian. It includes 5,340 issues, and an estimated total of 253,670 pages (126,835 exposures). The subject of this collection is politics, economics, social issues and culture of the affected population in regions of former Yugoslavia. Coverage is primarily about and/or published in BiH. The languages are SCB and English.
Ujedinjeno srpstvo = United Serbians
This project would digitize CRL’s holdings for Ujedinjeno srpstvo = United Serbians for the years 1917 – 1922 and make them openly accessible on CRL's platform. It was a Serbian language periodical that was published in Chicago, Illinois from 1906-1948, but only the holdings from 1917-1922 are available at this time for digitization.
This proposal is for microfilming of Azdak from 1 January 2018 through 31st December 2019 (a total of approximate 626 issues). Not issued on Sundays.
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