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Proposals A-Z

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.

Panteon Pineros de Mexicali (1919-1959)

The project would like to digitize 147 burial files from the years 1919 to 1959. These 147 files are approximately equivalent to 7,000 documents containing data on death, origin, nationality, marital status,among other data of the buried subject. Currently the documents of the Historical Archive are protected and not accessible to the public. 

 

 

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May 31, 2023 12:44pm

State of Baja California Human Rights Commission Archives Case Digitization Project Phase 2B and/or 3

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 Repository. This proposal asks for funding for Phase 2B to redact the digitized cases and Phase 3 to apply metadata for eventual ingesting into the repository.

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Paper
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Aug 1, 2023 4:07pm

Latin American and Latina/o Radio Broadcasts at the Benson Latin American Collection

The result will dramatically increase access to perhaps the most well-known Latina/o and Latin American current affairs and culture program in the United States (Latino USA) and a lesser-known but important series dedicated specifically to Latin American events and culture (Latin American Press Review/Latin American Review). Created by UT Austin’s Institute of Latin American Studies, the Latin American Review radio program was broadcast as part of the Longhorn Radio Network. Covering all of Latin America and the Caribbean, the program aired from 1973 to 1984 (this proposal covers all episodes through the end of 1980). The program was primarily divided into two segments: a news 2 segment, dealing with reports from different parts of Latin America, and an interview segment, in...

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Audio
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Aug 1, 2023 4:07pm

Venezuela and The Turbulent 1960s - Presidential Archive of Raúl Leoni

The Presidential Archive of Raúl Leoni is a collection of personal papers and official documents that is in urgent need of digitization in order to make them more easily accessible to scholars and the community. To this end, the Fundación Red Historia Digital Venezolana (or Venezuela History Network) and the Fundación Raúl y Menca Leoni have been working together on the development of a digital repository for these documents in order to preserve this invaluable cache of cultural heritage. We propose to digitize the entire archive, generate the corresponding metadata for each document at the item level, and promote the archive’s content online through the creation of an open-access repository hosted by the Venezuela History Network website. All members of the team proposed in this...

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Aug 1, 2023 4:06pm

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...

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Aug 11, 2023 5:34pm

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.

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Mar 6, 2023 3:15pm

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.)

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Aug 11, 2023 5:35pm

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:

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From Digital
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Digital
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Aug 11, 2023 5:31pm

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.

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Paper
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Aug 11, 2023 5:33pm

Ազդակ.; Azdak

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.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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May 8, 2023 4:22pm

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.

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Paper
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Digital
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Nov 29, 2022 1:47pm

É-LÈ SONGÔ

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Oct 28, 2022 2:07pm

Le Citoyen

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Oct 28, 2022 2:01pm

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).

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Microfilm
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Digital
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Oct 27, 2022 10:31am

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...

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Other Paper
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Aug 11, 2023 5:36pm

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....

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Paper
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Feb 20, 2023 1:03pm

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...

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Microfilm
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Oct 31, 2022 11:25am

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...

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Microfilm
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Feb 27, 2023 12:50pm

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.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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May 10, 2023 10:49am

Bob Jones Indochina Serials 2022

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.

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Mar 28, 2023 9:45am

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