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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.

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8 Mārs = Thamāniyat Mārs

Preservation on microfilm of existing issues of short lived monthly Moroccan women periodical published in Casablanca 1983-1986.

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Paper
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Nov 14, 2019 10:18am

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Abendpost

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. 

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Microfilm
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Digital
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Aug 11, 2021 10:59am

Addis Zemen

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.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Feb 24, 2020 4:24pm

African Newspapers 1986-2015 Library of Congress - Nairobi

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.

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Aug 18, 2021 3:24pm

African Newspapers 1992-2016 from the Library of Congress Nairobi Office. Part 3

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

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Apr 8, 2021 3:17pm

African Newspapers 1992-2018 Library of Congress - Nairobi, Part 2

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.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Aug 18, 2021 3:23pm

Archives of Professor Samik Bandyopadhyay

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...

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Other Paper
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Digital
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Jul 21, 2021 10:15am

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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...

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Digital
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Jun 11, 2020 3:15pm

Bob Jones Indochina Collection of rare newspapers and serials

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.

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May 18, 2020 10:53am

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Cameroon Newspapers 1997-2018 from the Library of Congress

Library of Congress, Nairobi Office proposes for microfilming through CAMP a collection of 156 Cameroon Newspapers from 1997 to 2018 (approximately 30,236 pages).

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Microfilm
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Feb 24, 2020 4:24pm

Carteles

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...

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Jun 11, 2020 3:16pm

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...

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Nov 14, 2019 10:19am

Central Asian Newspapers, Part IV

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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Microfilm
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Apr 24, 2019 10:16am

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Democratic Republic of Congo newspapers from Northwestern University

Northwestern University Library proposes to arrange for the microfilming through CAMP of about 47,000 pages of two newspapers and a supplement from the Democratic Republic of Congo

La prospérité : journal d'actions pour la démocratie et le dévéloppement (Kinshasa, Congo).  La saga (Kinshasa, Congo) – Supplemet to La prospérité.  La Référence plus.
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Paper
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Feb 24, 2020 4:24pm

Design magazine

This proposal is for the microfilming of the earliest 12 issues of Design, published in India from 1957-1967. CRL has holdings beginning with volume 13 (1969). Also for microfilming of volume 15, number 2 and volume 21, number 10 to fill gaps in CRL’s collection.

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Apr 13, 2020 12:55pm

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...

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Paper
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Jul 10, 2019 3:03pm

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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.

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Paper
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Digital
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Sep 11, 2019 2:36pm

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Fantoches (Caracas, Venezuela)

Reformatting of the Venezuelan journal Fantoches (May 6, 1924 - April 20, 1927).

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Paper
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Digital
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Sep 11, 2019 2:20pm

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).

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Paper
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Digital
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Jul 10, 2019 3:02pm

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Gabon Newspapers 1997-2018 from the Library of Congress

Library of Congress, Nairobi Office propose for microfilming through CAMP a collection of 37 Gabon Newspapers from 1997 to 2018 (approximately 25,850 pages).

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Paper
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Microfilm
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May 31, 2019 12:54pm

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