Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Open Access Manuscripts Collection: İstanbul Araştırmaları Enstitüsü Kütüphanesi =Istanbul Research Institute

Digitized Ottoman manuscripts from the İstanbul Araştırması Enstitütüsü = Istanbul Research Institute

See also: Alphabetical List of Open Access Islamic Manuscripts Collections

CoronaVirus Outbreak Arabic-English Lexicon

Arabic-English Lexicon of the CoronaVirus Outbreak containing commonly-used CoronaVirus terms and extensive vocabulary lists related to:
- Health & Sickness
- Plagues & Pandemics
- Medical Prevention
- Medical Symptoms

This lexicon was compiled and written in a joint collaboration between :
Dr. Mariam Aboelez, Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, Birkbeck, University of London
Mr. Mourad Diouri, Teaching Fellow & Course Organiser (PG Arabic) at IMES (Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies), U. of Edinburgh

If you wish to contribute to this lexicon, they would love to hear from you.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Palestine Open Maps

Palestine Open Maps

Launch the map viewer
Palestine Open Maps is a platform that seeks to combine emerging technologies for mapping and immersive storytelling to:
  • Open-source and make searchable, for the first time, a uniquely detailed set of historic maps from the period of the British Mandate of Palestine;
  • Curate layered visual stories that bring to life absent and hidden geographies, in collaboration with data journalists, academic researchers, and civil society groups.
This alpha version of the platform allows users to navigate and search the historic map sheets, and to view basic data about present and erased localities.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

New OA digital archive: Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution مصر REVOLUTION ثورة An archive of multimedia influenced by the 2011 Egyptian Revolution

"Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution" is a digital archive documenting the 25 January 2011 uprising and its aftermath through the prism of popular culture. It has been designed for both researchers and students interested in the 2011 Egyptian revolution, as well as contemporary Egypt and the relationship between politics and popular culture more broadly.

From pop music to graffiti to satirical TV shows, popular culture played a vital role in articulating political meaning 'from below' in the wake of the 25 January 2011 uprising. The archive includes a wide range of Egyptian popular cultural texts and seeks to create a greater understanding of the significance of the 2011 uprising and its aftermath for everyday Egyptians as well as the relationship between politics and popular culture in a revolutionary context..." read on

A to Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance 2020 - 14th Edition

A to Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance 2020
Published by: Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit
Date: 2020
Pages: 234

"The A to Z Guide is AREU's flagship publication, and has been published since the establishment of the organisation in 2002. This 2020 edition is both an acknowledgment of the Guide’s continuity and the efforts of the domestic actors and the international community that have sustained their contributions to the development of Afghanistan and their commitment to its people. The Guide, in many ways, captures what has changed and persisted in terms of actors, priorities, and the political landscape that together have profoundly changed Afghanistan over the past 18 years. Because of the current lockdown and in order to support the civil society, AREU decided to make the 14th edition of the A to Z Guide to Assistance in Afghanistan available for free on its website."

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Arabic Collections Online

Reminder about Arabic Collections Online, publicly available digital library of public domain Arabic language content. ACO currently provides digital access to 13,224 volumes across 7,842 subjects drawn from rich Arabic collections of distinguished research libraries.

As reported recently Arabic Collections Online usage jumped 700% in March due to closures of libraries around the world.
See: https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2020/april/nyu-s-arabic-collections-online-usage-jumps-700--in-march.html

CLIO catalog provides faceted searching capability and more granular access to digitized books contributed by Columbia University Libraries, a partner in the ACO project.

Open Access Resources from CEDEJ

Reminder from CEDEJ (Centre d'études et de documentation économiques, juridiques et sociales) about Open Access resources available on their platform.