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.
Arquivos Femininos de CPDOC
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...
Conde de Montemar Letters (1761-1799)
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.
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.
Diario de Pernambuco
Microfilm holdings of Diario de Pernambuco (Brazil) for years 1825-1923 digitized.
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
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...
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,...
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 encompasses292 titles (many short runs) and 464,000 pages.
Content is available at: https://gpa.eastview.com/crl/lqrcn/
CRL's Charter Alliance offer is available via eDesiderata at: https://edesiderata.crl.edu/...
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
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...
Ingesting at CRL of digitized images of the Tamil periodical Kutiyaracu and cataloging the digital resource. The digital images are being provided by the University of Chicago Library.
Nation (Blantyre, Malawi)
A major daily newspaper based in Blantyre, Malawi, the capital of the country's southern region, as well as Blantyre district. It is owned by Nation Publications Limited (NPL) which was established by the veteran politician the late Dr. Aleke Banda back in 1993. The Nation began distribution in July 1993, became a daily in 1994 and an important voice against multi-party rule and the MCP party during the transition to multi-party rule. Over the years its circulation has increased from the initial 5,000 copies to many thousands of copies.
Spanish Sociolinguistic Research Collection, 1978-1992
The project includes two online digital collections of audio recordings of Spanish sociolinguistic corpora from Santiago, Chile, and Southern California from the late 1970s and the early 1990s. The recordings, which total 156 hours, were created by University of Southern California professor emerita of Spanish, Portuguese, and linguistics Carmen Silva-Corvalán. They were recorded on original audiocassettes—the majority of which are now nearly 40 years old—and include: 1) 93 hours of recordings from 49 Spanish speakers in Santiago, Chile, during 1978 and 1992; 2) 42 hours of Spanish-language recordings from 47 Mexican-American speakers from various age groups in Southern California in 1976; and 3) 21 hours including much code-switching between Spanish and English by 16...
Tamil Women’s Journals
Two Tamil Women's journals: Matar Manorancani (1899-1917); Pen Kalvi (1911-1918).
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