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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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H-Metro (Harare, Zimbabwe)

This project would microfilm holdings of H-Metro collected by the Library of Congress Field Office in Nairobi, Kenya.  The holdings include September 2009 - July 2015 (approximately 27,000 page).

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Dec 3, 2018 12:24pm

al-Haram al-Sharif documents

Several years ago I had the al-Haram al-Sharif microfilm reels digitized. I propose that CRL host these digitized materials to provide wider access.

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From Digital
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Digital
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Oct 21, 2020 9:36am

HMV Catalogues - South Asia

HMV in India, the catalogues of other companies such as Zonophone and Twin are also included.  The catalogues encompass recordings in all of the major languages of the subcontinent.HMV in India, the catalogues of other companies such as Zonophone and Twin are also included.  The catalogues encompass recordings in all of the major languages of the subcontinent.Digitization of the semi-annual catalogues and release sheets for gramophone records from colonial India.

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Microfilm
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Digital
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Apr 18, 2019 2:29pm

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Illuminating the Lloyd Best Archive in Trinidad and Tobago

The Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago is partnering with Trinity College in Hartford to digitize the Lloyd Best Archive, preserve it according to OAIS standards, and make it accessible. The collection consists of newspapers, research papers, correspondence (personal and professional), hand-written notes in copybooks, speeches, flyers, pamphlets, consultancy reports.

Lloyd Best was a Caribbean man and an economist by training. Best spent his life trying to understand, develop, and integrate the Caribbean. His thinking, writing, teaching, publishing, organising, and political activity were all devoted to these ends. This project seeks to make his work available to a wider audience while preserving his rich contributions to Caribbean history, thought...

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Paper
Audio
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Digital
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Sep 11, 2019 3:42pm

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Journal Officiel Du Cambodge

This project would microfilm print copies from January 1962 - December 1963 of Journal Officiel Du Cambodge from the collection of the University of Hawaii - Manoa.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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May 18, 2020 10:54am

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Kutiyaracu

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.

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Paper
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Digital
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Apr 18, 2019 2:30pm

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Latin American Census Publications

International Population Census Publications for Latin America and the Caribbean, 1990-2005. Printed volumes of Latin American tabular data, held by the U.S. Census Bureau International Library (subset of larger, comprehensive collection held by the Census Bureau), per Lara Cleveland at IPUMS.

The Census Bureau participates in an international publication exchange with counterpart national statistical agencies, a program that has contributed many publications within the Bureau's International Collection. The Bureau's International Collection began growing substantially with the Census Bureau’s increased international analytical and technical assistance activities in the post-World War II years. The entire collection was cataloged at the turn of the...

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Paper
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Digital
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Jun 28, 2018 4:19pm

Latin American Pamphlets from Senate House Library

The Senate House Library of the University of London holds 680 pamphlets that "are under an exclusive licence to an online publisher until 2022" but an additional 3,000 or so covering the whole continent, mainly from the 1970s but extending from the 60s to the early 80s, all political/radical or relating to protest movements. 

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Paper
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Digital
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Sep 24, 2018 11:40am

Latin American serials held by Linda Hall Library and CRL

First announced in 2016, the CRL/LHL Global Resources Partnership in Science, Technology and Engineering targets historical, pre-1950s serial titles identified as being of high value for historical research. The project combines partial runs of titles held by the two organizations, prioritized by subject (as informed by strengths declared in the partnership Collection Management Policies), and clustered around specific themes or subjects.

In the coming year, the list of titles for potential inclusion include serials published in Latin America about a variety of scientific...

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Paper
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Digital
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Mar 1, 2019 2:34pm

Lesotho Newspapers, primarily from Yale and Northwestern

In this project, Yale University Library and Northwestern University Library propose to arrange for the microfilming through CAMP of an estimated 13,838 pages of Lesotho newspaper titles from 1990 to 2018.  The titles include The African, Family Mirror, Her Heroes 'n Heroines, Informative, Lesotho Monitor, Maddhouse Weekly, Mohlanka, Moitseki, Moqolotsi, Motjoli's Review, Nonyana, Sechaba, Shoeshoe, Spectator, Sunday Express, Varsity Breeze, Voice of Free Democrats, Watchdog, and Weekly Mail.

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Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
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Dec 3, 2018 12:25pm

Liberty

Liberty was a national English-language daily (except Sunday) published in Bangkok in September 1945 by Manit Vasuvat who was Chair of the Sri Krung Publishing Company. It was a well-written, conservative paper designed for international readers. The paper reflected the perspectives of British-educated Thais in both domestic and foreign news. It ceased in 1956.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Apr 18, 2019 3:02pm

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Madhuparka

The project aims to digitize the literary magazine Madhuparka.  A list of volumes and issues along with a brief description of the proposed title is appended.

The digital copy would be prepared from the original periodicals.  Each digital copy would be sent to SAMP and kept at Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP).

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Paper
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Digital
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Feb 20, 2020 1:31pm

Madras Legislative Assembly Debates

The project aims to digitize debates of Madras Legislative assembly from pre-independent era (from 1933) to post-independent period (up to 1969).

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Paper
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Digital
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Apr 18, 2019 3:02pm

Madras Legislative Council Proceedings and Debates

The project aims to digitize Proceedings of the Madras Legislative Council from pre-independent era (1921-1937) and Madras Legislative Council Debates from pre-independent era (from 1938) to post-independent period (up to 1956). Volumes of Madras Legislative Assembly Debates from post-independent period (From 1960 -1966) are also planned to be digitized in the project as a continuation to the earlier project.

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Paper
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Digital
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May 9, 2020 10:21am

Makerere University Newspaper collection digitization

The project aims at conserving, preserving and providing electronic access to Makerere University Library’s newspaper collection, which includes approximately 104 titles and 2600 volumes of bound newspapers.

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Paper
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Digital
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Nov 1, 2019 12:55pm

Malian Arabic Manuscript Microfilming Project: Enhancing Access to CRL Digital Reproductions

In 2002, CRL digitized all 16 microfilm reels composing an important repository of West African primary sources: the Malian Arabic Manuscript Microfilm Project (MAMMP). These reels were first microfilmed in the late 1970s with the support of the National Endowment for Humanities (RC-*0771-78, 1977-1980). These documents were collected in state repositories in France (Bibliothèque National de France), Senegal (Archives nationales), and especially in private collections in Mali. Yet, despite the significance of the materials, after 40 years the MAMMP manuscripts are still underutilized. Only David Robinson’s classic The Holy War of ‘Umar Tall...

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Microfilm
From Digital
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Digital
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Oct 21, 2020 4:20pm

le Matin (Casablanca, Morocco)

Microfilming of a daily French-language Saudi-owned Moroccan newspaper.  It was founded on 1 November 1971, as a replacement of pro-colonial daily le Petit Marocain, whose publisher Mas Presse was seized and given to the cousin of Hassan II and his minister of communication Moulay Hafid Alaoui.

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

Mercurio (Santiago, Chile)

The proposed project aims to fill in the missing microfilm holdings of Mercurio at CRL.

The project would microfilm newspaper holdings from the University of California, Berkeley:

Nov. 1 - Dec. 15, 1991 Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 1997
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Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
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Sep 11, 2019 2:21pm

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.

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From Digital
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Digital
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Jan 14, 2019 3:17pm

Mexican Intelligence Digital Archives (MIDAS)

Archive of the internal records of the Dirección Federal de Seguridad, 1947–1989, held in the Archivo General de la Nación in México. The materials document surveillance, coersion and other nefarious activities of the agency during the 1950s through 80s, and include handwrittten and typescript reports by agency personnel and informers on surveillance of political activists, labor officials and organizers and others in Mexico during the period.  

DFS preceded the Centro de Investigación y Seguridad Nacional (CISEN), established in 1989, and traced its immediate origins as a government agency to the Departamento de Investigación Política y Social (1942). Its lineage also included the Oficina de Información Política (1938) and the Departamento Confidencial (...

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From Digital
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Digital
Updated: 
Nov 12, 2018 3:07pm

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