Connie Lamb | 20 Aug 22:26 2014

Call for MELA nominations

The MELA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the following two positions on the MELA Executive Board.  Self-nominations are welcome as are nominations of others provided you have received their permission to be on the ballot.  Nominees must be current members of MELA.  For the ballot, we will need a bio and short statement of what the person seeks to accomplish as an officer. 

 

Nominations are sought for the following positions:

                Vice-President/Pres. Elect and Program Chair   (4 year commitment: 1 as VP, 1 as president, and two as past president)

                Member-at-Large  (3 year commitment)

 

For officer’s roles and duties, please see MELA’s bylaws on the website, http://mela.us/MELA%20BYLAWS%202012.pdf

 

Nominations, with a bio and personal statement, are due September 15, 2014 to the committee chair, connie_lamb-8Bzd4dk9+oo@public.gmane.org.   The slate of candidates will be announced soon after, with voting to follow by electronic means.

 

Thank you,

Nominating Committee

                Connie Lamb, chair

                Jaleh Fazelian

                Laila Houssein Mustafa

                Rachel Simon

                Anais Salamon, webmaster

 

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Ali Houissa | 18 Aug 17:29 2014
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For British Spy in Iraq, Affection Is Strong, but Legacy Is Unfulfilled

FYI—Our colleague Saad Eskander, director of Iraq's national library and archives, is quoted here:

 

THE GREAT WAR

Foreign Desk; SECTA

For British Spy in Iraq, Affection Is Strong, but Legacy Is Unfulfilled

tim arango

By TIM ARANGO

1509 words

15 August 2014

The New York Times

NYTF

Late Edition - Final

7

English

Copyright 2014 The New York Times Company. All Rights Reserved.

BAGHDAD -- A picture of Gertrude Bell, the British diplomat and spy, still hangs on a wall in the Alwiya Club, the Baghdad clubhouse for the social elite that she established, and black-and-white photographs of her can be found in the collections of the city's old families.

More than anyone else, she is credited with creating modern Iraq -- drawing its borders, choosing its king -- after the upheavals of World War I. She also died here, and her raised tomb surrounded by jasmine bushes in a British cemetery has been tended for decades by a man named Ali Mansour.

''We love her around here,'' Mr. Mansour said. ''She brought Iraqis together.''

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In an opening speech at the conference, Saad Eskander, director of Iraq's national library and archives, referred to Lawrence's fame in the Middle East and then said, ''But in Iraq, it is only Gertrude Bell who occupies an exceptional place both in the imagination of its ordinary people and in the mind of its cultural and political elites.''

 

àMORE-  …

 

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Evyn Kropf | 15 Aug 19:34 2014
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Fwd: The Tenth Islamic Manuscript Conference

fyi, registration is still open for next month's Tenth Islamic Manuscript Conference.

In addition to the conference programme, do take note of the workshops that will be offered on digitisation, cataloguing, collection care and disaster planning:


http://www.islamicmanuscript.org/annualconference/2014conference/disaster-planning-workshop.aspx


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Date: 2014-08-15 13:57 GMT-04:00
Subject: The Tenth Islamic Manuscript Conference
To: TIMA-MEMBERSHIP-BJlGqfXgjbjQzY9nttDBhA@public.gmane.org


THE TENTH ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT CONFERENCE

Manuscripts and conflict

31 August-2 September 2014

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

Registration is still open for The Tenth Islamic Manuscript Conference, to secure your place, please register here.

 

This year’s conference theme, Manuscripts and Conflict, will be explored by 28 international speakers, four discussion sessions, four workshops, and two film screenings. The full programme can be viewed here.

 

We hope to see you at the conference.

 

The Islamic Manuscript Association

 

السادة الزملاء الإعزاء،

 

لا يزال باب التسجيل مفتوحا  لمؤتمر المخطوطات الإسلامية العاشر. وللقيام بالتسجيل اضغطوا هنا.

 

وسيتم علاج موضوع المؤتمر، "المخطوطات في مواجهة الصراعات"، من خلال 28 محاضرات وأربع جلسات مناقشة وأربع ورشات عمل وعرض فلمين اثنين. وتجدون البرنامج الكامل هنا.

 

ونتطلع إلى رؤيتكم في المؤتمر.

 

هيئة المخطوطات الإسلامية

 


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Ali Houissa | 15 Aug 15:35 2014
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In Tehran, a Taxi's Metamorphosis Is Kafkaesque --- Couple Turns Their Cab Into a Rolling Library; 'Books on Wheels'

In Tehran, a Taxi's Metamorphosis Is Kafkaesque --- Couple Turns Their Cab Into a Rolling Library; 'Books on Wheels'

Bill Spindle

By Bill Spindle

1021 words

15 August 2014

The Wall Street Journal

J

A1

English

(Copyright (c) 2014, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.)

TEHRAN -- The husband-and-wife team of Mehdi Yazdany and Sarvenaz Heraner were cruising the streets of Iran's sprawling capital in search of targets.

They homed in on a young woman standing at the side of the road looking for a cab. Her hair was covered by a black scarf.

Pulling over, they swung open the rear door and she slipped into their white compact sedan.

"Do you read a lot?" a smiling Ms. Heraner asked the woman as they drove into traffic.

Samira Chigani, 26 years old, was thus introduced to the quirky brainchild of Mr. Yazdany and Ms. Heraner: a mobile reading room and taxi service, complete with chauffeur-librarian.

[MORE]-à http://online.wsj.com/articles/in-tehran-a-couple-turns-their-taxi-into-a-rolling-library-1408069802

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IAN JOHNSON (0616285 | 15 Aug 12:30 2014
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FIRST BOOK IN NEW IFLA SERIES PUBLISHED

IFLA and De Gruyter have launched a new series of books focused on 'Global Studies in Libraries and Information.'

This new English language series will serve as a vehicle for peer-reviewed professional and scholarly
communication about a rapidly changing field. It will provide thoughtful and authoritative
contributions by authors from across the world on the complex global processes involved in the
management and dissemination of information and the role of libraries and other information agencies in
facilitating access to it. The nature of these processes requires practising librarians and
information workers to be aware of the challenges and opportunities that arise internationally. The
series is edited by Professor Ian M. Johnson, former Chair of the IFLA Professional Board, advised by an
international group of experts.

The first title in the series has just been published:

E-Government
by Kelvin J. Bwalya, and Stephen M. Mutula.
ISBN: 978-3-11-030527-2
Format: available as an eBook (PDF), Hardcover, Print/eBook, eBook (EPUB)

E-Government is a hot topic. The integration of Information and Communication Technologies into public
service delivery worldwide offers a number of promising opportunities. This text refers in particular
to the benefits derived from ubiquitous access to and delivery of government services to citizens,
business partners and employees. It analyses the fundamental technical and non-technical concepts
that are essential for successful implementation of e-Government in diverse environments, especially
in developing countries. This book is an indispensable resource for both e-Government practitioners
and researchers in that it brings to the fore scholarly scrutiny, scientific debate, and best practice in
e-Government. The author has a background in computer and information science and accentuates the
multi-disciplinary nature of the issues surrounding e-Government.

Further details at: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/203825

Several more titles are currently in preparation for publication during the next few months, on library
and information work in the Arab world, on access to scientific research, and on comparative librarianship.

Proposals for new titles are always welcome.

Professor Ian Johnson,
Chief Editor, IFLA/De Gruyter series: 'Global Studies in Libraries and Information'
Aberdeen,
Great Britain

Phone: +44 1224 740785
Mobile: +44 7719 859239
Skype: ian.m.johnson45

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Hirsch, David | 13 Aug 00:35 2014

place name in Ottoman turkish?

Can anyone tell me if

سكزروز

 

Is Syracuse?

This is from a document from 1789.

 

David G. Hirsch

Librarian for Middle Eastern Studies

Charles Young Research Library

UCLA

Box 951575

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

USA

Tel: +1 310 825 2930

Fax: + 1 310 825 3777

efax: +1 707 313 7712

email: dhirsch-pJ6Lu2hYgzjHDPtHwZCLWA@public.gmane.org

 

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Boutaqmanti, Abdelaali | 12 Aug 21:53 2014
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MELA Mentorship opportunities!

Dear MELANETers,

 

This is a call for participation in the very important MELA Mentorship Program:  

 

If you sometimes feel like you have professional questions and looking for someone to ask; or wishing someone would have been there to help, guide, teach, or at least contribute to all that you now know, then the MELA Mentorship Program is tailor made for you!!

 

I would like to encourage everyone who is interested in library career development to please take a look at our Mentorship Program and use our online forms to apply (see links below). It’s a couple of quick easy steps and you will be all set to go on a trailblazing career in Middle East librarianship!!

 

http://www.mela.us/committees/education/mentorship.html

Application form for mentees: http://www.mela.us/committees/education/advisee.pdf

Application form for mentors: http://www.mela.us/committees/education/mentor.pdf

 

In particular, I would like to urge all the new MELA members to please apply and get involved in the program, take advantage of the invaluable career benefits and life time experience that it will offer you and guaranteed to set you on a promising career development!! Also would like to hear from mentors with 10 years of experience or more, if you would like to participate, please let me know.

 

Hope to hear from you soon!

 

Ali

MELA Mentorship Program Coordinator

 

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RIFAT BALI | 12 Aug 09:43 2014
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a new digital source on line from Turkey

Dear MELA friends

AKIS the leading weekly journal which appeared between 1954-1967 is now available online

AKIS editor-in-chief Metin Toker (1924-2002) was the son-in-law of Ismet Inönü (1884-1973) the no 2 statesman after Ataturk. A complete collection of AKIS in paper format is impossible to find. Therefore this digital version should be of great help to the researchers of Turkey.

Kind regards.

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john | 11 Aug 20:36 2014

Movie posters


As many of you may already know we at Stanford have a large collection of
movie posters, primarily from Egypt.  Recently I purchased the remaining
stock of a US dealer in these posters and ended up with duplicates.  I am
working my way through the titles and would like to offer the duplicates
for sale.  I have thumbnail images for most of them and can send these to
any interested libraries.  I will sell them at a price lower than the
listed retail for the purchase of multiple titles.  All orders will be
handled on a first come basis as some are single copies.

If interested please contact me at:  john.eilts@... and not at
the email for this posting.

John

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john | 11 Aug 15:55 2014

Nominations for first Lesley Wilkins Award

This is a reminder to send nominations for the first Lesley Wilkins Award.
 The award will be given at the upcoming MELA annual meeting in Washington
DC.

The award committee is looking for potential awardees who have made a
difference in the education and mentorship of those in the field of Middle
East librarianship.

If you wish to make a nomination please send the name and a brief
statement why this person made a difference in your life to:
wilkins@...

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Khosrowpour, Shahrzad | 4 Aug 20:07 2014

Kurdish books

Happy Monday,

 

Is there anyone who can help me in reading Kurdish and transliteration of the basic information on the book? Please email me directly and I will send the scanned pages of the TP and covers, etc.

 

Thank you in advance,

/Shahrzad

 

 

 

 

Shahrzad Khosrowpour,  

 

Associate Professor of Library Services 

Cataloging/Metadata Librarian

Colorado State University-Pueblo

University Library

2200 Bonforte Blvd.

Pueblo, CO 81001

(719)549-2331

LARC 325, 3rd Floor

shahrzad.khosrowpour-SOxAPD1SrF52YrMDy41r3PZ8FUJU4vz8@public.gmane.org

 

 

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