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.
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
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:...
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:...
This project would digitize CRL's holdings of Goniec Polski, a Polish language newspaper published in South Bend, Indiana for the years 1896-1925.
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.
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...
Microfilming of Chinese language newspaper from Indonesia. Guo ji ri bao 國際日報 = International daily news published out of Jakarta. (LCCN: 2006340503). The newspaper was started after the lifting of restrictions on Chinese language in Indonesia. Indonesia Shang Bao also is a daily newspaper business and finance Chinese which first published in the reform era after the collapse of the New Order government on May 12, 1998. Indonesia Shang Bao was first launched on April 17, 2000. Indonesia Shang Bao's biggest partners are the Bisnis Indonesia group and Sinar Harapan newspaper.
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).
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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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