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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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