Thursday, April 24, 2014

Open Access Manuscripts Library: National Central Library (Florence)

http://www.bncf.net/notizia.php?id=1291

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze


The collection of Islamic manuscripts in the National Central Library in Florence consists of 137 manuscripts in Arabic and 14 manuscripts in Persian language.
Individual titles can be identified by shelf-mark only.




Open Access Manuscript: Shahnameh from the National Central Library (Florence)

http://manoscritti.bncf.firenze.sbn.it/?p=2106

The earliest surviving Shahnameh manuscript copy dated 614 H./1217  held by National Central Library in Florence is now available online.
It can be accessed at:  http://manoscritti.bncf.firenze.sbn.it/?p=2106 by clicking the green button "Copia digitalizzata".

Open Access Ebooks: Getty Publications Virtual Library

New Virtual Library Offers over 250 Art Books for Free Download -
See more at: http://www.getty.edu/publications/virtuallibrary/
New Virtual Library Offers over 250 Art Books for Free Download - See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/new-virtual-library-offers-over-250-art-books-for-free-download/#sthash.s432Y3ZG.dpuf
the Virtual Library: An open, online repository of more than 250 Getty publications from our 45-year publishing history, available as high-quality scans to read online, or to download in their entirety, for free. - See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/new-virtual-library-offers-over-250-art-books-for-free-download/#sthash.s432Y3ZG.dpuf
the Virtual Library: An open, online repository of more than 250 Getty publications from our 45-year publishing history, available as high-quality scans to read online, or to download in their entirety, for free. - See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/new-virtual-library-offers-over-250-art-books-for-free-download/#sthash.s432Y3ZG.dpuf
http://www.getty.edu/publications/virtuallibrary/


Getty Publications Virtual Library is an open, online repository of more than 250 Getty publications from our 45-year publishing history, available as high-quality scans to read online, or to download in their entirety.


The most recent publications on subjects of interest to AMIR readers:


The Ardabil Carpets
New Virtual Library Offers over 250 Art Books for Free Download - See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/new-virtual-library-offers-over-250-art-books-for-free-download/#sthash.s432Y3ZG.dpuf
Rexford Stead
1974
50 pages
PDF file size: 11.9 MB
http://www.getty.edu/publications/virtuallibrary/0892360151.html?imprint=jpgt&pg=5&res=20

Book Arts of Isfahan: Diversity and Identity in Seventeenth-Century Persia
Alice Taylor
1995
100 pages
PDF file size: 8.76 MB
http://www.getty.edu/publications/virtuallibrary/089236338X.html?imprint=jpgt&pg=7&res=20

Mounted Oriental Porcelain in the J. Paul Getty Museum
Gillian Wilson, with an introduction by Sir Francis Watson
2000128 pages
PDF file size: 20.6 MB
http://www.getty.edu/publications/virtuallibrary/0892365625.html?imprint=jpgt&pg=7&res=20

Mounted Oriental Porcelain in the J. Paul Getty Museum
Sr. Francis Watson, Gillian Wilson, Anthony Derham
1983
104 pages
PDF file size: 13.6 MB
http://www.getty.edu/publications/virtuallibrary/0892360348.html?imprint=jpgt&pg=7&res=20

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Open Access to all Oxford University Press Online products April 13-19th

National Library Week All OUP Online products are free April 13-19th

To celebrate National Library Week in the United States (April 13th-19th) and all the hard work librarians do to support their patrons, OUP is freeing up all of our online products* for the week! Libraries are a vital part of many communities, whether it is a school, a town/city, the government, a corporation, or a hospital, and we have freed up this unprecedented amount of content to show our appreciation for these libraries.


http://global.oup.com/academic/librarians/national-library-week/?cc=us&lang=en&

National Library Week 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ba'th Party Records Collected by the Iraq Memory Foundation

Ba'th Party Records Collected by the Iraq Memory Foundation
http://media.hoover.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_large/images/imf201203211430.jpg
More than ten million digitized page images and fifteen hundred video files collected by the Iraq Memory Foundation (IMF) from the Ba'th Regional Command headquarters and other sources are housed in the Hoover Archives. This vast array of digital files illuminates political conditions in, and governance of, Iraq during Saddam Hussein's regime.

The materials are divided into two collections according to origin. The larger collection, which consists of documents created by the Regional Command of the Hiẓb al-Ba'th al-'Arabī al-Ishtirākī (Ba'th Party) and other administrative and security agencies during the Ba'th Party’s reign in Iraq,  is accordingly titled the Hiẓb al-Ba'th al-'Arabī al-Ishtirākī records, 1968–2003. A smaller set of video files and printed matter was created by the IMF and other parties after the fall of the Ba'th Party and thus was assigned to a second collection, Iraq Memory Foundation issuances, 2003–2009. 

The Hiẓb al-Ba'th al-'Arabī al-Ishtirākī records contain digitized copies of correspondence, reports, membership and personnel files, judicial and investigatory dossiers, administrative files, school registers, and video recordings. The Iraq Memory Foundation issuances are chiefly videoed oral histories of survivors of Ba'th Party repression and, from Iraqi television, videoed proceedings of Saddam Hussein's trial before the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal.

The vast majority of the Ba'th Party records and all of the Iraq Memory Foundation issuances are open for research. Access is obtained via a custom portal on computer workstations in the Hoover Archives reading room, with some printed matter of the Iraq Memory Foundation available as hard copies. Researchers must sign a user agreement before being granted access to these collections. More information is available in the documents listed below.

-Guide to the Hiẓb al-Ba'th al-'Arabī al-Ishtirākī records
-Guide to the Iraq Memory Foundation issuances
-Getting started with the IMF portal
-Access criteria and use agreement

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Open Access Theses and Dissertations: NDLTD

Networked digital library of theses and dissertations (NDLTD)
"The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization that, through leadership and innovation, promotes the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations...
NDLTD Union Catalog contains more than one million records of electronic theses and dissertations"
Sample results on "Arab Spring":

Open Access Theses and Dissertations

Open Access Theses and Dissertations
"OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 800 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 2,059,653 theses and dissertations."
See also: Dissertations and Theses