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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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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

Garima and Racana

The project aims to digitize specific runs of two Nepali literary magazines "Garima" and "Racana".  A list of volumes and issues along with a brief description of the proposed title is appended. 

The digital copy will be prepared from the original periodicals.  A set of the digital copy will be sent to SAMP and another set kept at Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP).

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Paper
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Digital
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May 17, 2021 3:16pm

General statement and excerpt of speech of party leaders of National League for Democracy Party of Myanmar 1997-2003

Sets of papers speeches and statement from NLD in Burma during important period of 1990s democracy movement. Numerous stapled reports some of which are titled. Some are undated, but from mid 2000’s.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 22, 2022 11:10pm

Gerak Masjarakat

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

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Paper
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Digital
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May 18, 2020 10:53am

Global Press Archive Charter Collection 3 - Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers

CRL–Global Press Archive Charter Alliance : Open Access Collection 3: Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers

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 over 1,000 over 1,000 short-run from Mexico’s pre-independence, independence and revolutionary periods (1807-1929). Page count is estimated between 300-450,000 pages.

Content is available at: https://gpa.eastview.com/crl/irmn.

CRL's Charter Alliance offer is available via eDesiderata at:...

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Microfilm
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Digital
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Nov 23, 2020 2:56pm

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:...

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Paper
Microfilm
From Digital
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Digital
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May 11, 2021 12:11pm

Goniec Polski

This project would digitize CRL's holdings of Goniec Polski, a Polish language newspaper published in South Bend, Indiana for the years 1896-1925.

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Microfilm
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Digital
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Jun 18, 2021 10:30am

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.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Apr 13, 2020 12:56pm

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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 28, 2020 1:56pm

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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Indochine hebdomadaire illustre & Thiên-dạo chơn-truyền

The project continues the work of my proposal from last year to digitize important materials from the Bob Jones collection on Indochina.  These materials include some of the larger runs of serials as well as a selection of short runs of Saigon newspapers from the 1960s.

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Paper
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Digital
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Jun 8, 2021 10:59am

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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

Journal Officiel du Cambodge

Filming of issues missing from Cornell’s microfilm reels for years 1958-1961. We have issues from these 4 years that we discovered were not on the microfilm.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 22, 2022 11:10pm

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Late Ottoman and Early Republican Diplomatic Treatises and State Publications

NYU has a collection of 31 diplomatic treatises, commission reports and state publications involving the Ottoman and early Republican Turkish states from 1870 to 1924. The project will digitize the treatises and reports and make the available as an OA collection.

The treatises shed light on the diplomatic relations of the Ottoman and the early Republican Turkish states with Iran and several European and Latin American states.

The treatises have been inventories but not cataloged yet.

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Paper
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Digital
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Jun 4, 2021 11:05am

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

Leftist Serials in Tamil: Markcist Mata Italkalai and Cemmalar

Building on increased interest in the “global left” and deepening the growing corpus of leftist material made available in digital format through SAMP & SAOA (for example, Nalupu, Amukh, Kranti, Viplav, Viplavi Tract, Bagi, the Sajjad Zaheer Archive), we propose to digitize and make openly available two communist journals in Tamil: 

Markcist Mata Italkalai (1991-2020) (not in OCLC) Cemmalar (1970-2021) (OCLC: 5119595) 7 print holdings (CRL, Cornell, NYPL, Wisconsin, California [2—one UCU, one NLRF], and Texas)--presumably all LCCAP supplied The latest holdings in US libraries end in 1996 1973-1996 are available in Hathi but those issues are not open access, many of the scans are blurry, have lost...
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Paper
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Digital
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Mar 22, 2022 11:09pm

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