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.
8 Mārs = Thamāniyat Mārs
Preservation on microfilm of existing issues of short lived monthly Moroccan women periodical published in Casablanca 1983-1986.
Afghan Jihadist Journals
English-language magazines published by Afghan resistance to Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, 1982-1991. Titles include:
The Mujahideen monthly
Mirror of jehad : the voice of Afghan mujahideen
This Moroccan newspaper was established in 1971. It is the media outlet of the Party of Progress and Socialism.
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...
Ḍifāf : siyāsīyah fikrīyah thaqāfīyah tuʻná bi-tarjamat al-maʻrifah al-muʻāṣirah tuṣdar ʻan Dār al-Baʻth bi-al-taʻāwun maʻa Wizārat al-Taʻlīm al-ʻĀlī.
A cultural-political journal published by the Syrian Ba‘th Party. It was published since 2010 (if not earlier) and during the Syrian civil war
Global Press Archive Charter Collection 2 - Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers
CRL–Global Press Archive Charter Alliance : Open Access Collection 2 / CRL-Wide Collection 1: Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers (1875-2018)
This collection is 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 includes both Open Access titles and in-copyright titles presented for CRL-wide access. This dual collection would total over one million pages and consist of approximately 35 titles from 11 countries, and includes titles in Arabic, English, and French.
Content is available at: https://gpa.eastview.com/crl/mena
al-Haram al-Sharif documents
Several years ago I had the al-Haram al-Sharif microfilm reels digitized. I propose that CRL host these digitized materials to provide wider access.
Late Ottoman and Early Republican Diplomatic Treatises and State Publications
NYU has a collection of 31 diplomatic treatises, commission reports and state publications involving the Ottoman and early Republican Turkish states from 1870 to 1924. The project will digitize the treatises and reports and make the available as an OA collection.
The treatises shed light on the diplomatic relations of the Ottoman and the early Republican Turkish states with Iran and several European and Latin American states.
The treatises have been inventories but not cataloged yet.
le Matin (Casablanca, Morocco)
Microfilming of a daily French-language Saudi-owned Moroccan newspaper. It was founded on 1 November 1971, as a replacement of pro-colonial daily le Petit Marocain, whose publisher Mas Presse was seized and given to the cousin of Hassan II and his minister of communication Moulay Hafid Alaoui.
I am suggesting to digitize the Iranian newspaper “Naw Bahar,” a title held across different institutions and in different formats.
This semimonthly ceased newspaper was published in the Zaza dialect and focuses on the Zazas Iranian people living in Turkey.
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.
Yeni yaşam / Özgürlükçü demokrasi / Özgür gündem
Three daily related newspapers from Turkey. Özgür gündem started in 1992 and ceased in 2016, then Özgürlükçü demokrasi started in 2016 and ceased in 2018, then lately, the new continuation Yeni yaşam, started from 2018 forward.
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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