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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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Central Asian Newspapers from the University of Washington

Ilse Cirtautas, a retired professor specializing in Central Asian languages and retired professor, contributed her large collection of Central Asian materials to the University of Washington Libraries upon her death.  After sorting and de-duping, about 2750 newspaper issues remain that need preservation.  Most of the newspapers were published between 1968 and 2000, with greater concentrations in the 1970s and early 1990s.  The remaining issues do not duplicate the issues SEEMP microfilmed from the similar collection William Fierman donated to Indiana University, Bloomington.  Like Prof. Fierman, Prof. Cirtautas’ collection includes Uzbek and Kazakh...

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Nov 14, 2019 10:19am

Central Asian Newspapers, Part IV

William Fierman, professor of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, amassed a large collection of newspapers and periodicals from the Central Asian States of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan during the course of his career. He is willing to donate the runs of titles for preservation and academic use.

This collection contains more than 60 newspaper titles from Kazakhstan, 35 from Uzbekistan, and additional titles from Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Apr 24, 2019 10:16am

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...

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From Digital
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Digital
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Dec 15, 2021 3:29pm

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.

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Paper
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Digital
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Mar 1, 2019 10:33am

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

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Microfilm
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Digital
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Jan 14, 2019 3:12pm

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.

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Audio
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Digital
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Oct 3, 2018 11:05am

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...

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 12, 2021 1:19pm

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Delʹfis: nezavisimyĭ rerikhovskiĭ zhurnal / Del'fis: Kul’turno Prosvetitel’nyi Zhurnal

This project would microfilm UC Berkeley Library’s holdings for 2015-2019 issues of Delʹfis : nezavisimyĭ rerikhovskiĭ zhurnal. Del’fis is a Russian language quarterly that is held by UC Berkeley Library (https://search.library.berkeley.edu/permalink/01UCS_BER/17oqkkj/alma991038405579706532).

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Nov 2, 2021 3:26pm

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.
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Paper
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Microfilm
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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.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Apr 13, 2020 12:55pm

Diario de Pernambuco

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

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Microfilm
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Digital
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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

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Dec 18, 2020 10:49am

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...

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Paper
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Digital
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Oct 2, 2018 3:44pm

Digital Collections for Latin American and U.S. Latino Spanish Language Research Phase 2

This 12 month project will complete the most significant remaining portion of a current LARRP-supported transcription project that was impeded significantly by the events of 2020 and additional challenges with visa and immigration-related issues for a key project team member.

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Audio
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Digital
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Jun 18, 2021 10:27am

Digital Preservation of Nepalī Traimāsika and Pūrva Ṭāimsa: Two important sources for scholars of XX-century Nepal

The project aims to digitize the Nepali-language periodicals titled “Nepalī Traimāsika” (Trimonthly) and “Pūrva Ṭāimsa” (Weekly). A list of volumes and issues along with brief descriptions of the proposed titles are appended. The digital copy will be prepared from the original periodicals. Digital copies of each 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.)

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Paper
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Digital
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Feb 25, 2022 2:25pm

Digitization of the East African Herbarium (EA) Card Index for Public Access

To make freely accessible all the index cards of local names of the plants of East Africa and beyond preserved at East African Herbarium (EA) library.

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Other Paper
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Digital
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Feb 2, 2022 4:24pm

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...

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Paper
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Digital
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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.

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Paper
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Digital
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Jun 19, 2018 4:05pm

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The Encounter: Official newspaper of the Christian League of Southern Africa and the Rhodesia Christian group

Countering the efforts of the antiapartheid community the CLSA and the RCG rallied in support of the governments apartheid policies. Both groups supported the government’s policies on religious grounds in the case of the CLSA and on anti Marxists grounds in terms of the RCG. The CLSA was criticized for brining both religious and political issues together in the same debate.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Nov 11, 2021 3:22pm

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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