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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 Afro-Brazilian History: Abdias do Nascimento
This project continues the ongoing work, supported by CRL, of organizing and preparing the documents held in the IPEAFRO collection for microfilm and, in partnership with the National Library of Brazil, producing the microfilms. To date, IPEAFRO has delivered a total of 108 films (54 negative and 54 positive) to LAMP through the Library of Congress office at the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s National Archive digitized part of the collection, and IPEAFRO has made digitized documents available to the public on its website.
The collection is divided into five sections: Black Experimental Theater Section, Black Arts Museum Section, Abdias Nascimento Political Activity Section, Abdias Nascimento Biography and Intellectual Work Section, and IPEAFRO Section. Two...
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) ...
Rajasthani 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, only six of the publications in the Rajasthani section of the NBIL have been preserved (or partially preserved in the case of multi-volume works) under the Microfilming of Indian Publications Project. Half of the 124 Rajasthani publications in the NBIL are proposed for digitization this year. A second proposal will be submitted to SAMP next year to complete preservation of the remaining Rajasthani publications. Consistent with established practices for NBIL preservation copies of microfilm and digitized copies of those microfilms, the resources are proposed for hosting at the Center for...
Rare Odia Serials at the Utkal Sahitya Samaj
This is a proposal to digitize six regional Odia language serials from the early twentieth century, held by the Utkal Sahitya Samaj (USS) in Cuttack: Baikuntha Bhikari, Puribasi, The Ratnakar, Utkal Barta, The Swadesha Lakshmi, and The Light. These titles are not present in Worldcat, and we know of no other holdings. We have received written permission from the USS to digitize their entire archive, and have chosen these rare serial holdings as a pilot project.
The work will be conducted by staff from the Center for Translation and Digital Humanities at Ravenshaw University, under the direction of Urmishree Bedamatta. To support capacity building, and with an eye towards future collaborations in Odisha, we are requesting funds to purchase mobile...
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.
Reeling in the French Antilles: digitizing newspapers from Martinique and Guadeloupe, 1852 to 1929
The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) requests [see Cost Summary] to support reel preparation activities and vended digitization costs related to digitizing 31,200 pages of UF microfilm holdings of French-language newspapers published in Martinique and Guadeloupe between 1852 and 1929. Titles selected for digitization include Le Propagateur (Saint Pierre, Martinique) and Journal officiel de la Guadeloupe (Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe). Duplicates of archival master microfilm from UF will be used to complete the digitization. Additionally, these duplicates will be added to the UF Latin American & Caribbean Collection Reading Room as access/use copies as an additional access point. The digitized content will be freely available to the public through the...
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.)
Shi jie ri bao = World news
Microfilming of Chinese language newspaper from Manila. (LCCN 2007203347) https://www.worldnews.net.ph/
Socioeconomic studies in two villages of Maubin Township, Ayeyarwady Division, Myanmar / Yin Yin Win
Dissertation, University of Yangon, Myanmar
South Pacific Mail
Title: The South Pacific mail. Publication: Valparaíso [Chile : s.n.] Place: Chile; Santiago.; Chile; Valparaíso. Year: 1909-1965? Description: Began Nov. 6, 1909.; v. : ill. ; 31-45 cm. Language: English Standard No: National Library: 1054570-0; 01586300X; LCCN: sn 89-33273 Preceding Title: Chilean times Accession No: OCLC: 2267930
South Slavic Publications
Periodicals published in Bosnia and Hercegovina in the 25 years during and following hostilities in the countries once comprising Yugoslavia (1991-2016). Formats vary in size, frequency, place of publication and language and script of text. Included are approximately 55 titles, for the most part in Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian. It includes 5,340 issues, and an estimated total of 253,670 pages (126,835 exposures). The subject of this collection is politics, economics, social issues and culture of the affected population in regions of former Yugoslavia. Coverage is primarily about and/or published in BiH. The languages are SCB and English.
Spanish Sociolinguistic Research Collection, 1978-1992
The project includes two online digital collections of audio recordings of Spanish sociolinguistic corpora from Santiago, Chile, and Southern California from the late 1970s and the early 1990s. The recordings, which total 156 hours, were created by University of Southern California professor emerita of Spanish, Portuguese, and linguistics Carmen Silva-Corvalán. They were recorded on original audiocassettes—the majority of which are now nearly 40 years old—and include: 1) 93 hours of recordings from 49 Spanish speakers in Santiago, Chile, during 1978 and 1992; 2) 42 hours of Spanish-language recordings from 47 Mexican-American speakers from various age groups in Southern California in 1976; and 3) 21 hours including much code-switching between Spanish and English by 16...
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...
Suluh, Suara GAPENSI, Gelora 45
Serial publications from 1960’s, Indonesia & Netherlands.Suluh was produced by Indonesian students in the Netherlands. Suara GAPENSI (“Madjalah Bulanen Gabungan Pemborong Nasional Seluruh Indonesia”) periodical. Powerful organization/association of contractors, this their trade magazine. Gelora 45 began 1964, ceased in 1965. Advisor/founder Amir Hamzah Sihombing died 1966. “Spirit of 45” The generation dedicated to Indonesian independence, making Indonesia a unified nation.
Tamil Women’s Journals
Two Tamil Women's journals: Matar Manorancani (1899-1917); Pen Kalvi (1911-1918).
A Tarde (Salvador, Brazil)
The primary newspaper in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. The central library of Bahia has digital access to the archive from the paper’s beginning in 1912 through the early 2000’s.
Ujedinjeno srpstvo = United Serbians
This project would digitize CRL’s holdings for Ujedinjeno srpstvo = United Serbians for the years 1917 – 1922 and make them openly accessible on CRL's platform. It was a Serbian language periodical that was published in Chicago, Illinois from 1906-1948, but only the holdings from 1917-1922 are available at this time for digitization.
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