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.
Kannada 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, 1,288 of the publications in the Kannada section of the NBIL have been preserved (or partially preserved in the case of multi-volume works) under the Microfilming of Indian Publications Project.
Three hundred and twenty Kannada publications in the NBIL are proposed for digitization this year. This is approximately one quarter of the...
Burmese newspaper collection Post Feb 2021
I am requesting the digitization of a collection of miscellaneous newspapers that a former graduate student living in Yangon was able to collect for the University of Washington, before he was obliged to leave several months after the February 2021 military coup.
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.)
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:...
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.
This proposal is for microfilming of Azdak from 1 January 2018 through 31st December 2019 (a total of approximate 626 issues). Not issued on Sundays.
Memorial / Мемориал
CRL/SEEMP has approved a charitable contribution (as defined by article 582 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation) for the maintenance of Regional Civic Institute Research and Information Center Memorial.
Global Press Archive CRL Alliance Phase 2 - Ukrainian Local and Independent Newspapers
GPA CRL Alliance Phase 2 Collection: Ukrainian Local and Independent Newspapers
This collection is endorsed by the GPA CRL Alliance Advisory Committee for Phase 2. It is funded and supported by CRL and member institutions. The size of the collection is roughly 800,000 to 1,100,000 pages published between (1989-2002).
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...
Memoria Abierta La historia de las luchas contra la desaparición de personas a través del archivo de la Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos
Este proyecto pretende facilitar la comprensión de los efectos de los pasados violentos en América Latina durante las décadas de 1970 y 1980, en especial en lo referente a la desaparición forzada, así como las luchas encabezadas por las organizaciones de familiares de víctimas para visibilizar, juzgar y prevenir este crimen, a través de los documentos de la Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos (FEDEFAM). Memoria Abierta fue convocada por FEDEFAM para trasladar su archivo institucional desde la que fuera su sede institucional en Caracas, Venezuela, a Buenos Aires para luego clasificar, ordenar, describir, preservar físicamente, digitalizar y disponer para el acceso en línea el acervo documental de la Federación....
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...
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...
Journal Officiel du Cambodge II
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.
Bob Jones Indochina Serials
The project continues the work of my previous proposals 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.
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.)
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...
Newspaper (daily except Sunday); January 2017-December 2019, in Indonesian language.
Socioeconomic studies in two villages of Maubin Township, Ayeyarwady Division, Myanmar / Yin Yin Win
Dissertation, University of Yangon, Myanmar
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