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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.

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. Hemos...

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May 18, 2022 9:34am

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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Digital
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Apr 22, 2022 3:31pm

Socioeconomic studies in two villages of Maubin Township, Ayeyarwady Division, Myanmar / Yin Yin Win

Dissertation, University of Yangon, Myanmar

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 22, 2022 11:10pm

Myanma Timber Enterprise Documents

Sets of papers unbound some staples. Most one-sided paper; some two; estimates made for scans. 2013 Valuable insight into late 1990s timber industry in Myanmar.  

11 paper stapled paper reports (bound with tape) that are planning documents (400 pages) Tender reports (550 pages): These will provide information on companies working with government for timber harvests.

Conference paper on planning/evaluation Timber Enterprise: (120 pages)

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 22, 2022 11:10pm

Miscellaneous documents of Theophilus Bela and the Indonesian Committee on Religions for Peace

Sets of papers provided by Christian activist, Theophilus Bela, who was the leader of the Committee: Most of these are the Indonesian Committee on Religions for Peace. Most of from the mid-2000’s. 

Numerous stapled reports some of which are titled. Some are undated, but from mid-2000’s.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 22, 2022 11:10pm

Journal Officiel du Cambodge

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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Mar 22, 2022 11:10pm

General statement and excerpt of speech of party leaders of National League for Democracy Party of Myanmar 1997-2003

Sets of papers speeches and statement from NLD in Burma during important period of 1990s democracy movement. Numerous stapled reports some of which are titled. Some are undated, but from mid 2000’s.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 22, 2022 11:10pm

Cenderawasih Pos

Newspaper (daily except Sunday); January 2017-December 2019, in Indonesian language.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 22, 2022 11:10pm

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.

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Mar 22, 2022 11:10pm

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...
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Mar 22, 2022 11:09pm

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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Mar 21, 2022 1:30pm

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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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

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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Dec 15, 2021 3:29pm

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...

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Other Paper
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Dec 14, 2021 2:53pm

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

Palaistinē, a Greek PLO Serial

The PLO worked with its international offices to print serials abroad. This periodical is a monthly run printed in Athens, mainly in Greek, from 1984 to 1986.

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Paper
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Nov 3, 2021 2:33pm

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

African Newspapers 1986-2015 Library of Congress - Nairobi

Library of Congress, Nairobi Office proposes for microfilming a collection of 96 African newspaper titles from 1986-2015 with an estimated 58,211 pages. Countries covered include Burundi, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic), Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, and Rwanda. The collection covers varied topics including business, politics, leisure and economics news that would greatly inform the intellectual debates of the period covered.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Aug 18, 2021 3:24pm

African Newspapers 1992-2018 Library of Congress - Nairobi, Part 2

Library of Congress, Nairobi Office proposes for microfilming a collection of 100 African newspaper titles from 1992-2018 with an estimated 48,000 pages. Countries covered include Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Ghana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Senegal, Somalia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The collection covers varied topics including business, politics, leisure and economics news that would greatly inform the intellectual debates of the period covered.

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Aug 18, 2021 3:23pm

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