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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.

Nation (Blantyre, Malawi)

A major daily newspaper based in Blantyre, Malawi, the capital of the country's southern region, as well as Blantyre district.  It is owned by Nation Publications Limited (NPL) which was established by the veteran politician the late Dr. Aleke Banda back in 1993.  The Nation began distribution in July 1993, became a daily in 1994 and an important voice against multi-party rule and the MCP party during the transition to multi-party rule.  Over the years its circulation has increased from the initial 5,000 copies to many thousands of copies.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Dec 18, 2020 10:55am

Kutiyaracu

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.

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Paper
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Digital
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Dec 18, 2020 10:53am

FAPECFT Documentation (Phase 2)

The Latin American Collections at the University of New Mexico (UNM), in partnership with the Fideicomiso Archivo Plutarco Elías Calles and Fernando Torreblanca (FAPECFT), request $15,000 to support the first year of an expansion (Phase II) of an international bilingual digitization/open access and discovery project which makes physical documents held at the FAPECFT available in a publically accessible platform. These documents are also discoverable in Spanish and English through any public search engine.

If awarded, LARRP funding will enable the first annual acquisition of 52,000 (toward a total of 156,000) digitized surrogates with Spanish metadata. That information will be enhanced with English language descriptions and uploaded into an openly accessible UNM platform,...

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Paper
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Digital
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Dec 18, 2020 10:51am

Ḍifāf : siyāsīyah fikrīyah thaqāfīyah tuʻná bi-tarjamat al-maʻrifah al-muʻāṣirah tuṣdar ʻan Dār al-Baʻth bi-al-taʻāwun maʻa Wizārat al-Taʻlīm al-ʻĀlī.

A cultural-political journal published by the Syrian Ba‘th Party. It was published since 2010 (if not earlier) and during the Syrian civil war

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Dec 18, 2020 10:49am

Arquivos Femininos de CPDOC

Proposal of Partnership between Fundação Getulio Vargas and the Center for Research Libraries to digitize CPDOC’s feminine collection under the Global Collections Initiative.

The debate on women’s role in the public life is becoming ever more relevant. Recent studies have registered the impact of women’s votes in the 2018 election in Brazil, specially showing that, for the first time in Brazilian history, men and women have different voting intentions. The feminist agenda has spread and it has been a crucial part of thinking about the country’s current situation, with the popularization of feminism and the realization that it is impossible to go back on women’s rights that have already been gained.

The increasing political participation...

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Paper
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Digital
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Dec 1, 2020 11:35am

Las Voces de las Abuelas

“The voices of the grandmothers” is a project that aims to (1) restore, (2) create metadata, (3) preserve and (4) open the access to a collection of audio interviews made to mothers of disappeared, at the same time grandmothers of appropriated children during the last military dictatorship in Argentina. The content of this collection is 144 interviews made between 1998 and 2006 to 126 mothers/grandmothers that live in different parts of the country. They were taken by the oral history archive of Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, the Family Biographical Archive, in order to deliver them to their grandchildren once they were found and restored. In their interviews, each one of these women reconstruct the life story of their disappeared children, the story of their family -before and...

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Audio
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Digital
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Nov 30, 2020 9:36am

Global Press Archive Charter Collection 1 - Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers

CRL–Global Press Archive Charter Alliance : Open Access Collection 1: Late Qing and Republican Era Chinese Newspapers (1893-1949)

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 encompasses292 titles (many short runs) and 464,000 pages.

Content is available at: https://gpa.eastview.com/crl/lqrcn/

CRL's Charter Alliance offer is available via eDesiderata at: https://edesiderata.crl.edu/...

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Paper
Microfilm
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Digital
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Nov 24, 2020 11:07am

Global Press Archive Charter Collection 2 - Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers

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...

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Paper
Microfilm
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Digital
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Nov 23, 2020 2:56pm

Global Press Archive Charter Collection 3 - Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers

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:...

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Microfilm
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Digital
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Nov 23, 2020 2:56pm

Global Press Archive Charter Collection 4 - Imperial Russian Newspapers

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:...

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Paper
Microfilm
From Digital
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Digital
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Nov 23, 2020 2:44pm

Malian Arabic Manuscript Microfilming Project: Enhancing Access to CRL Digital Reproductions

In 2002, CRL digitized all 16 microfilm reels composing an important repository of West African primary sources: the Malian Arabic Manuscript Microfilm Project (MAMMP). These reels were first microfilmed in the late 1970s with the support of the National Endowment for Humanities (RC-*0771-78, 1977-1980). These documents were collected in state repositories in France (Bibliothèque National de France), Senegal (Archives nationales), and especially in private collections in Mali. Yet, despite the significance of the materials, after 40 years the MAMMP manuscripts are still underutilized. Only David Robinson’s classic The Holy War of ‘Umar Tall...

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Microfilm
From Digital
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Digital
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Nov 23, 2020 11:15am

al-Haram al-Sharif documents

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.

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From Digital
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Digital
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Oct 28, 2020 1:56pm

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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Paper
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Microfilm
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Oct 14, 2020 4:10pm

Naw Bahar

I am suggesting to digitize the Iranian newspaper “Naw Bahar,” a title held across different institutions and in different formats.  

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Microfilm
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Digital
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Oct 14, 2020 3:30pm

Archives of Professor Samik Bandyopadhyay

 The four hundred files in this collection contain newspaper and periodical clippings; reviews of plays, performances, exhibitions and films; the collector’s own notes from lectures and seminars attended over six decades or more; notes from lectures delivered by him and research projects he has been part of; correspondence with authors, filmmakers, theatre directors, playwrights, painters and scholars whose works Prof. Bandyopadhyay has reviewed, critiqued, introduced or translated, as well as those whom he has interviewed for publication or broadcast/telecast; documents and correspondence related to Bandyopadhyay’s engagements in various official and advisory capacities with governmental and institutional bodies like the central...

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Paper
Other Paper
Audio
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Digital
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Oct 6, 2020 10:49am

Carteles

The Florida International University Libraries seek to digitize twenty-nine issues of Carteles, an important Cuban magazine published 1919-1960. The digitized issues will be added to holdings already present in the Digital Library of the Caribbean’s Celebrating Cuba! Subsection. Celebrating Cuba! is a recent initiative (2016) established in partnership with the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí (BNCJM) and a group of US libraries (the dLOC Cuban Collaborative Steering Committee—I am a member). Given the extensive run of available issues of Carteles in US libraries, the BNCJM agreed with the Steering Committee that having US libraries contribute their unique Carteles issues to the dLOC collection will allow the BNCJM to focus on adding...

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Paper
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Digital
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Jun 11, 2020 3:16pm

Baja California Human Rights Commission Archives Case Digitization

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 DigitalUSD, USD...

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Paper
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Digital
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Jun 11, 2020 3:15pm

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.
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Paper
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Microfilm
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May 18, 2020 10:54am

Journal Officiel Du Cambodge

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.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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May 18, 2020 10:54am

Gerak Masjarakat

Monthly/ bi-monthly general interest magazine, mix of news, politics, stories, illustrations & photos, ads.

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Paper
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Digital
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May 18, 2020 10:53am

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