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.
Burmese newspaper collection Post Feb 2021
I am requesting the digitization of a collection of miscellaneous newspapers that a former graduate student living in Yangon was able to collect for the University of Washington, before he was obliged to leave several months after the February 2021 military coup.
CLASCO (Latin American Council of Social Sciences) Open Access Book Project
LARRP endorsed the CLACSO (Latin American Council of Social Sciences) Open Access Book Project in 2015. The goal of the pilot project was to identify a quality-controlled collection of open access books in order to explore services for libraries in the areas of hosting, deposit, quality assurance, dissemination and digital preservation.
In year one a collaborative investment made by seven research libraries made it possible to process the 2018 and 2019 CLACSO OA Books for full discovery via Books@JSTOR. In year two a collaborative investment by 10 research libraries made it possible to process the 2020 and selected 2021 CLACSO OA Books. JSTOR provides metadata and full text for these titles to ProQuest Summon; Ex Libris Primo and Alma; EBSCO Discovery Service; and OCLC...
Critica (Buenos Aires, Argentina : 1913)
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
Current Southeast Asia Newspapers
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...
Kannada Publications in the National Bibliography of Indian Literature
This project will continue work begun more than thirty years ago to create preservation copies of all publications included in the National Bibliography of Indian Literature (NBIL). To date, 1,288 of the publications in the Kannada section of the NBIL have been preserved (or partially preserved in the case of multi-volume works) under the Microfilming of Indian Publications Project.
Three hundred and twenty Kannada publications in the NBIL are proposed for digitization this year. This is approximately one quarter of the...
Latin American and Latina/o Radio Broadcasts at the Benson Latin American Collection
The result will dramatically increase access to perhaps the most well-known Latina/o and Latin American current affairs and culture program in the United States (Latino USA) and a lesser-known but important series dedicated specifically to Latin American events and culture (Latin American Press Review/Latin American Review). Created by UT Austin’s Institute of Latin American Studies, the Latin American Review radio program was broadcast as part of the Longhorn Radio Network. Covering all of Latin America and the Caribbean, the program aired from 1973 to 1984 (this proposal covers all episodes through the end of 1980). The program was primarily divided into two segments: a news 2 segment, dealing with reports from different parts of Latin America, and an interview segment, in...
Memorial / Мемориал
CRL/SEEMP has approved a charitable contribution (as defined by article 582 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation) for the maintenance of Regional Civic Institute Research and Information Center Memorial.
Mexican and Argentine presidential messages, 1821-1993
Proposal to convert and upgrade the digital collection of Mexican and Argentine presidential speeches from the 19th century orginially scanned by the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP).
In 2000, LARRP converted over 75,000 frames of microfilmed Spanish-language government documents to digital format. The material was originally microfilmed by the Library of Congress (Argentina) and LAMP (Mexico) on LARRP's behalf. The converted materials were hosted by LANIC at the University of Texas at Austin as GIF files, with larger TIFF files available for downloading.
We propose to harvest the TIFF images from LANIC/Texas (with permission) and to re-process the files to capture full text (OCR) and related metadata.
I am suggesting to digitize the Iranian newspaper “Naw Bahar,” a title held across different institutions and in different formats.
Pedagogy and scribal culture in pre-colonial Bengal: Digitization of 2500 manuscripts from Nabadwip Sadharan Granthagar
Nabadwip, a small town in the Nadia district of West Bengal (India), is said to have been the capital of the Sena kingdom of Bengal until the 13th century and was well into the 20th a preeminent center of Sanskrit learning. Traditionally held to be the birthplace of Chaitanya (circa 1486-1534), the founder of the Gaudiya Vaishnava movement, Nabadwip remains a very important pilgrimage center for Hindus across the world. Nabadwip’s reputation as a center of Sanskrit learning however was not dependent solely on the Gaudiya Vaishnava networks and in fact predated the birth of Chaitanya. As demonstrated by historians such as Dineshchandra Bhattacharyya, Jonardon Ganeri, Joel Bordeaux, and Samuel Wright, the scholarly networks centered in Nabadwip and adjoining regions excelled in...
Preserving Early Tamil Serials
This project aims to digitize three early Tamil serials namely, Kumari malar, Makaḷir cintaṉai and Pēcum paṭam. These serials focused on subjects such as literature, feminism and early Tamil movies respectively. Roja Muthiah Research Library (RMRL) has almost full run of these serials which are important source material for researchers.
Preserving Online South Asian Governmental Publications
Building upon the research conducted by 25 participants in the 2022 South Asian Cooperative Collection Development Workshop (SACOOP), this pilot seeks $15,000 to support data collection and preparation in service of the following goals:...
Publicaciones Políticas y Culturales Argentinas c. 1900-1950
Publicaciones Políticas y Culturales Argentinas (C. 1900-1950). Microfilmed by LAMP in cooperation with Centro de Documentación e Investigación de la Cultura de Izquierdas en la Argentina (CeDInCI), the collection comprises printed materials issued by the political left and anarchist movements in Argentina from the early to mid-twentieth century, including periodicals, books, pamphlets, flyers, and other publications of communist, socialist, anti-fascist, and other leftist groups.
Materials on the microfilm set (also called Serie 2) are organized into six thematic units:Publicaciones del Bureau Sudamericano de la Internacional Comunista (1926-1935) Revistas Político-Culturales orgánicas del Partido Comunista (1933-1938) ...
Records of the Department of State relating to internal affairs of Mexico, 1910-29
Digitization of the Index and the Economic Matters portion of the NARA microfilm publication "Records of the Department of State relating to internal affairs of Mexico, 1910-29"
This proposal addresses the digitization of the Index (reels 1-9) and the list of documents contained in the remaining Economic Matters portion (reels 161-204) and the documents included in Decimal File Number 812.50 - 812.5611.
Digital Preservation of Satya Samācāra Sāptāhika
The project aims to digitize the Nepali-language periodical titled "Satya Samācāra Sāptāhika" (Weekly). A list of volumes and issues along with brief descriptions of the proposed title is appended. The digital copy will be prepared from the original periodicals. Each digital copy will be sent to SAMP and kept at Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP). (This is a continuation of a project to digitize Nepali newspapers and periodicals collected and filmed by the MPP under the supervision of LC consultants.)
State of Baja California Human Rights Commission Archives Case Digitization Project Phase 2B and/or 3
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 DigitaIUSD, USD’s Institutional Repository. This proposal asks for funding for Phase 2B to redact the digitized cases and Phase 3 to apply metadata for eventual ingesting into the repository.
State of Baja California Human Rights Commission Archives Case Digitization Project Phase 1B
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 DigitaIUSD, USD’s Institutional...
Global Press Archive CRL Alliance Phase 2 - Ukrainian Local and Independent Newspapers
GPA CRL Alliance Phase 2 Collection: Ukrainian Local and Independent Newspapers
This collection is endorsed by the GPA CRL Alliance Advisory Committee for Phase 2. It is funded and supported by CRL and member institutions. The size of the collection is roughly 800,000 to 1,100,000 pages published between (1989-2002).
Venezuela and The Turbulent 1960s - Presidential Archive of Raúl Leoni
The Presidential Archive of Raúl Leoni is a collection of personal papers and official documents that is in urgent need of digitization in order to make them more easily accessible to scholars and the community. To this end, the Fundación Red Historia Digital Venezolana (or Venezuela History Network) and the Fundación Raúl y Menca Leoni have been working together on the development of a digital repository for these documents in order to preserve this invaluable cache of cultural heritage. We propose to digitize the entire archive, generate the corresponding metadata for each document at the item level, and promote the archive’s content online through the creation of an open-access repository hosted by the Venezuela History Network website. All members of the team proposed in this...
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