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Proposals A-Z

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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Cuban-American Radionovelas in the Louis J. Boeri and Minin Bujones Collection

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.

Source Format: 
Audio
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Oct 3, 2018 11:05am

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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.
Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
Updated: 
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.

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
Updated: 
Apr 13, 2020 12:55pm

Diario de Pernambuco

Microfilm holdings of Diario de Pernambuco (Brazil) for years 1825-1923 digitized.

Source Format: 
Microfilm
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Oct 2, 2018 3:02pm

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

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
Updated: 
Nov 19, 2018 6:13pm

Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera

The Princeton University Library (PUL) sought support from the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) for digitizing an extensive hidden collection of ephemeral materials from Latin America.  The proposed 3-year pilot project is an essential step in the larger process of making the digitally reformatted ephemera freely and globally available through a discovery interface which will include faceted searching and browsing.  Outcomes of the 3-year project are approximately 12,800 digital objects with accompanying item-level descriptive metadata, deployment of a scalable, sustainable and replicable model for timely online disclosure of similar collections with a robust...

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Digital
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Oct 2, 2018 3:44pm

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...

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Jul 10, 2019 3:03pm

DLOC Caribbean Periodicals

On behalf of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), Florida International University proposes to digitize 178 issues of four Caribbean Periodicals: Carteles, Habana Yacht Club (H.Y.C.), Miramar Yacht Club, and Savacou. The project will be carried out with dLOC partners: the University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica), the University of Florida, and additionally, the Florida International University Libraries Special Collections Department. FIU and UWI hold the actual copies of the periodicals which are in fragile condition. The project seeks to preserve them.

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Jun 19, 2018 4:05pm

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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.

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Sep 11, 2019 2:36pm

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Fantoches (Caracas, Venezuela)

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

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Sep 11, 2019 2:20pm

FAPECFT Documentation (Phase 2)

The Latin American Collections at the University of New Mexico (UNM), in partnership with the Fideicomiso Archivo Plutarco Elías Calles and Fernando Torreblanca (FAPECFT), request $15,000 to support the first year of an expansion (Phase II) of an international bilingual digitization/open access and discovery project which makes physical documents held at the FAPECFT available in a publically accessible platform. These documents are also discoverable in Spanish and English through any public search engine.

If awarded, LARRP funding will enable the first annual acquisition of 52,000 (toward a total of 156,000) digitized surrogates with Spanish metadata. That information will be enhanced with English language descriptions and uploaded into an openly accessible UNM platform,...

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Sep 19, 2019 9:13am

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).

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
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).

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
Updated: 
May 31, 2019 12:54pm

Gerak Masjarakat

Monthly/ bi-monthly general interest magazine, mix of news, politics, stories, illustrations & photos, ads.

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
May 18, 2020 10:53am

Global Press Archive Charter Collection 1 - Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers

CRL–Global Press Archive Charter Alliance : Open Access Collection 1: Late Qing and Republican Era Chinese Newspapers (1893-1949)

This collection is approved by the GPA Advisory Committee for Open Access under the CRL/East View GPA Charter Alliance, funded and supported by CRL members and participating non-member institutions.

The size of the collection is suggested to encompass roughly 50 titles and 500,000 pages.

Additional information at: https://www.eastview.com/resources/gpa/crl-alliance/

Source Format: 
Paper
Microfilm
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Sep 23, 2019 12:14pm

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

CRL...

Source Format: 
Paper
Microfilm
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
May 11, 2020 5:36pm

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:...

Source Format: 
Paper
Microfilm
From Digital
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Jun 30, 2020 2:46pm

Government publications and documents regarding Kashmir

This proposal is for 15 individual titles related to the Kashmir situation, primarily during the late 1950s and 1960s. Included are two Secret Reports by government entities related to potential terrorist activity. Indiana University is the only known holder of these two reports, which were gifted to the institution in 2005. The additional titles are other related government documents from this time period, also scarcely held in WorldCat. Most of these are published by entities within or related to the Pakistani government, as the Indian government publications that are both relevant and held at IU are more widely held.

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
Updated: 
Apr 13, 2020 12:56pm

Guantanamo Naval Base Newspaper Digitization

Since 2006, The Guantanamo Bay Gazette, the weekly newspaper at the Guantanamo Naval Base (GTMO), Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been available as an open access resource via the Digital Library of the Caribbean. Prior to 2006, the base newspaper existed under successive titles only in paper format with the only nearly-complete run held at a small community library located on the Naval Base. The history and chronology of the newspapers was not compiled or explored until 2012 when the Duke Libraries’ Librarian for Latin American, Iberian and Latino Studies...

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Oct 2, 2018 2:52pm

Guo ji ri bao = International daily news

Microfilming of Chinese language newspaper from Indonesia. Guo ji ri bao 國際日報 = International daily news published out of Jakarta. (LCCN: 2006340503). The newspaper was started after the lifting of restrictions on Chinese language in Indonesia. Indonesia Shang Bao also is a daily newspaper business and finance Chinese which first published in the reform era after the collapse of the New Order government on May 12, 1998. Indonesia Shang Bao was first launched on April 17, 2000. Indonesia Shang Bao's biggest partners are the Bisnis Indonesia group and Sinar Harapan newspaper.

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
Updated: 
Jan 13, 2020 3:56pm

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