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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Selected newspapers published in sub-Saharan Africa between 1800 and 1922, microfilmed and held by the British Library.
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...
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...
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...
The Bangkok Post is the oldest, national English-language daily published in Thailand since 1946. It was founded by Alexander MacDonald who was an American ex-navy lieutenant. It covers local and global news on all topics. It is still a very popular English newspaper read by educated Thais and foreigners in Thailand. The Bangkok Post Weekly Review summarizes weekly political, business and social news reported by The Bangkok Post.
This Moroccan newspaper was established in 1971. It is the media outlet of the Party of Progress and Socialism.
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....
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.
Library of Congress, Nairobi Office proposes for microfilming through CAMP a collection of 156 Cameroon Newspapers from 1997 to 2018 (approximately 30,236 pages).
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...
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...
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.
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