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3 posts from April 2010

30 April 2010

Meeting of International Advisory Panel

In April each year the EAP International Advisory Panel meets to discuss the latest round of applications. From this meeting comes a new batch of projects, and the anticipation of new material. This year over 40 applications were received, including ones from Ethiopia, Honduras, Uzbekistan and Indonesia. Successful projects will be informed and their details will be added to the 'projects' pages on our website.

Lynda

16 April 2010

EAP119 Catalogue Announcement - al-Aqsa Mosque Library Periodical Collection

We are pleased to announce that the catalogue for the Historical Periodical Collection of the al-Aqsa Mosque Library is now available to view via the EAP webpages.

Consisting of 13 newspapers and 11 magazines variously published in Palestine, Syria and Turkey, the collection is an important source of information about Palestine, its history and people in the early 20th century. The collection also offers an insight into the development of the Arab press during the British Mandate Period.

If you would like to access the digital material, or have any questions about the project and its outcomes, please contact us: [email protected]

Alex

08 April 2010

March Accessions 2010

When it comes to accessioning material, each month is as busy as the last. During March we received packages from five EAP projects. Looked at in other ways, this can be measured as 1,318 DVDs and one external hard drive, or 6 terabytes, or 45 archival disc boxes, or eight shelves (almost a whole bay!).

Projects that submitted material are:

Preservation through digitisation of the endangered Armenian rare books and making them accessible on the Web (phase 1)

Preserving the archives of the United National Independence Party of Zambia

Preserving memory: documentation and digitisation of palm leaf manuscripts from northern Kerala, India

Assessment and preservation of the old Vietnamese Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient archive in ancient ideographic Nom script

Retrieving heritage: rare old Javanese and Old Sundanese manuscripts from West Java (stage one)

Lynda