Jonathan Rodgers | 1 May 15:56 2004
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NEH awards 1st grants in Recovering Iraqs Past initiative

NEH awards 1st grants in “Recovering Iraq’s Past” initiative

In early April NEH announced its first awards under the agency’s special initiative, “Recovering
Iraq’s Past.” Six grants totaling $559,000 will support projects to preserve and document Iraq's
cultural resources and to develop education and training opportunities for Iraq's librarians,
archivists, and preservation specialists.

http://www.neh.gov/news/archive/20040408.html

Charles E. Jones | 1 May 22:48 2004

Re: NEH awards 1st grants in Recovering Iraqs Past initiative

NEH awards 1st grants in “Recovering Iraq’s Past” initiative
...
http://www.neh.gov/news/archive/20040408.html


Details on three of these projects were broadcast on IraqCrisis earlier in April

Cornell - Tutorial dedicated to the treatment and care of books and manuscripts in Iraq
https://listhost.uchicago.edu/pipermail/iraqcrisis/2004-April/000624.html
UCLA/Berkeley - The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI): Cultural Heritage Initiative for Ancient Iraq (CHIAI)
https://listhost.uchicago.edu/pipermail/iraqcrisis/2004-April/000625.html

and another in March

GCI-WMF Iraq Cultural Heritage Conservation Initiative
https://listhost.uchicago.edu/pipermail/iraqcrisis/2004-March/000593.html

I'm still hoping for comparable  details from the Harvard/Simmons and  Massachusetts College of Art projects


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Simon Samoeil | 3 May 21:13 2004
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Welcome to the 1st Intern Mr. Atef Al-Jundi

Hi All,

I would like to welcome Mr. Atef Al-Jundi, Head of Serials Division at the 
Jordan University Library of Amman, Jordan to the OACIS project, the Near 
East Collection and the Yale University Library. Mr. Al-Jundi, will be 
serving as an OACIS intern in the Near East Collection and Electronic 
Collections for three months. Mr. Al-Jundi graduated from University of 
Jordan in 1981 with a B.A in Arabic Literature and received a Higher 
Diploma in Library Science and Information Technology in 1988.

He began his internship on May 3, 2004 and will be working with us at Yale 
Library to improve the vernacular content of our Near East Serials records, 
and assisting us to improve the interface of our OACIS for the Middle East 
on-line union list project.  In addition, he will be working with us to 
include the serial records from the University of Jordan in OACIS and to 
work out all the issues with our manual data entry forms.  He is also 
looking forward to learning many things about the different approaches to 
serials librarianship hear in the United States. He will be visiting many 
of the departments and the technical services units of the library as well 
as some of the public service units.

Simon Samoeil, Curator
Near East Collection
Yale University Library
Tel:203-432-1799
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Lutz Wiederhold | 4 May 10:07 2004
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Re: Welcome to the 1st Intern Mr. Atef Al-Jundi

Hello Simon, many thanks for this information. I hope everything goes well on
your side. Helga Rebhan told me that you won't come to Munich? But hope to see
you in New Haven in August. Stay in touch. Cheers, Lutz

Simon Samoeil schrieb:

> Hi All,
>
> I would like to welcome Mr. Atef Al-Jundi, Head of Serials Division at the
> Jordan University Library of Amman, Jordan to the OACIS project, the Near
> East Collection and the Yale University Library. Mr. Al-Jundi, will be
> serving as an OACIS intern in the Near East Collection and Electronic
> Collections for three months. Mr. Al-Jundi graduated from University of
> Jordan in 1981 with a B.A in Arabic Literature and received a Higher
> Diploma in Library Science and Information Technology in 1988.
>
> He began his internship on May 3, 2004 and will be working with us at Yale
> Library to improve the vernacular content of our Near East Serials records,
> and assisting us to improve the interface of our OACIS for the Middle East
> on-line union list project.  In addition, he will be working with us to
> include the serial records from the University of Jordan in OACIS and to
> work out all the issues with our manual data entry forms.  He is also
> looking forward to learning many things about the different approaches to
> serials librarianship hear in the United States. He will be visiting many
> of the departments and the technical services units of the library as well
> as some of the public service units.
>
> Simon Samoeil, Curator
> Near East Collection
> Yale University Library
> Tel:203-432-1799
> ______

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Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg
Zweigbibliothek der ULB
Vorderer Orient
Muehlweg  15
06114 Halle
Germany
Tel.: 49-(0)345-55-22164
Fax.: 49-(0)345-55-27320
wiederhold@...
http://www.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/ssg/inhalt.htm

Simon Samoeil | 4 May 14:57 2004
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Re: Welcome to the 1st Intern Mr. Atef Al-Jundi

Dear Lutz,

Nice to hear from you. Hope to participate with the Middle East group next 
year. Our visit to the ME went extremely well. We have commitment from 
several libraries in Syria, Egypt and Lebanon. to participate in OACIS. We 
will talk more when we meet in August. Take care. Simon.

At 10:07 AM 5/4/2004 +0200, you wrote:
>Hello Simon, many thanks for this information. I hope everything goes well on
>your side. Helga Rebhan told me that you won't come to Munich? But hope to see
>you in New Haven in August. Stay in touch. Cheers, Lutz
>
>Simon Samoeil schrieb:
>
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I would like to welcome Mr. Atef Al-Jundi, Head of Serials Division at the
> > Jordan University Library of Amman, Jordan to the OACIS project, the Near
> > East Collection and the Yale University Library. Mr. Al-Jundi, will be
> > serving as an OACIS intern in the Near East Collection and Electronic
> > Collections for three months. Mr. Al-Jundi graduated from University of
> > Jordan in 1981 with a B.A in Arabic Literature and received a Higher
> > Diploma in Library Science and Information Technology in 1988.
> >
> > He began his internship on May 3, 2004 and will be working with us at Yale
> > Library to improve the vernacular content of our Near East Serials records,
> > and assisting us to improve the interface of our OACIS for the Middle East
> > on-line union list project.  In addition, he will be working with us to
> > include the serial records from the University of Jordan in OACIS and to
> > work out all the issues with our manual data entry forms.  He is also
> > looking forward to learning many things about the different approaches to
> > serials librarianship hear in the United States. He will be visiting many
> > of the departments and the technical services units of the library as well
> > as some of the public service units.
> >
> > Simon Samoeil, Curator
> > Near East Collection
> > Yale University Library
> > Tel:203-432-1799
> > ______
>
>--
>Dr. Lutz Wiederhold
>Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg
>Zweigbibliothek der ULB
>Vorderer Orient
>Muehlweg  15
>06114 Halle
>Germany
>Tel.: 49-(0)345-55-22164
>Fax.: 49-(0)345-55-27320
>wiederhold@...
>http://www.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/ssg/inhalt.htm

Dona S. Straley | 5 May 23:10 2004
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Tajik drama publication available


Nizam Nurjanov's Traditsiyonni Teatr Tadzhikov, (2 vol., 371 + 329 pp., hardbound, in Russian), Dushanbe: 2002

represents the life's work of a thoroughgoing ethnographer and historian of theater, incorporating archeological, historical, and extensive 20th century primary ethnographic research. Illustrated with line drawings and field photographs.  I have nine sets, brought back from Dushanbe on behalf of Prof. Nurjonov, which I can offer at cost, US $30 per set plus shipping or postage.  Order by June 10 for immediate delivery. Additional copies can be ordered for shipping in September. Vital for library theater collections, a unique resource. Contact

M. Mills
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Dept.
Ohio State University
1735 Neil Ave., Rm. 203
Columbus, OH 43210-1293

email: mills.186-ZbGKxL/pcrQ@public.gmane.org



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Dona S. Straley
Associate Professor
Middle East Studies Librarian
308 Main Library
The Ohio State University
1858 Neil Ave. Mall
Columbus, OH  43210-1286

614-688-8796 (voice)
614-292-1918 (fax)
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John Eilts | 6 May 00:46 2004
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Current status of journals

Fellow MELAites,
Do any of you have current issues of the following, and if so, number and 
date, and your source/vendor would be very helpful.

1)  shu'un islamiyah, London
2)  Ra'y al-akhar, Edgware, UK
3)  Risalat al-'Iraq, London

John

John A. Eilts
Curator for Middle East Collections
Stanford University Libraries
251 Green Library
Stanford, CA 94305-6004 USA
Telephone: +1.650.736.1815
Fax:  +1.650.723.5476
Email: jeilts@... 

Jonathan Rodgers | 6 May 03:30 2004
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CRL Focus Middle East newsletter

The Center for Research Libraries

Focus Newsletter : The Middle East

Spring 2004

The Spring 2004 issue is about scholarly resources on the Middle East and the Arab Diaspora. The issue features important CRL collections and new acquisitions, cooperative collection programs and initiatives, and noteworthy scholarship in the field.

Focus Online(Link to full-text pdf version)

Links to text-only articles in html:
President?s Message
The Center has collected and preserved important Middle Eastern research materials for more than 50 years. Although counter to short-term market economics, the Center?s pursuit of this mission is essential to the long-term health of humanities and social science scholarship.

The Middle East ? New Acquisitions for 2004
A summary of new Middle Eastern resource materials slated for Center acquisition in 2004, including a group of early 20th century Middle Eastern and Arab-American newspapers; British political and secret files on the creation of modern Iraq; links to the Center?s Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic and Middle Eastern Dissertations collections; and more.

Middle East Microform Project: Past, Present, and Future
A 50th anniversary reflection on the Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) features a retrospective on MEMP?s origins, contributing partners, and programs, plus an extensive review of new strategies and directions ranging from new preservation activities and infrastructural needs, to membership expansion and Middle East outreach and capacity building projects.

The Arab-American Press
A profile of Kansas State University professor Michael W. Suleiman, who has compiled a social and political history of Arab-Americans from newspapers and serials published by and for immigrant communities in North American cities with large Arab populations.

Mining the Middle East Political Web for Research
The World Wide Web has become a primary vehicle of political communication. As part of the Center?s recent examination of scholars? analysis and harvesting of the Political Web, staff interviewed a number of humanities and social science researchers. This article focuses on the work of a researcher who studied how insurgent groups and activists in the Middle East use the Web to build constituencies.

The Ottoman Turkish Collection
The Center holds the personal library of books, serials and magazines of a missionary and scholar who lived in Turkey and conducted research on the Bektashi dervish order. The collection includes school instruction materials, cultural and religious tracts, mainstream newspapers, alternative press publications, satirical magazines, science journals, yearbooks, maps, and other materials dating from 1860-1928.

MERJ: The Middle East Research Journals Project
This project will provide bibliographic access, preservation microfilming, article-level indexing, and digital document delivery for more than 2,100 Middle Eastern journal titles.

Improving Access to Middle East Serials: OACIS for the Middle East
Yale University and a partnership of national and international institutions have combined resources and expertise on a project to collect and circulate important Middle Eastern periodicals through a freely accessible database called OACIS.


Bernard F. Reilly
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Peter Colvin | 6 May 10:32 2004
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RE: Current status of journals

Dear John,

al-Ra'y al-akhar used to be a gift to SOAS Library. From our holdings
statement  "Yr.1(6) 1996 -n.66 (2002)" it appears to have dried up.

I am ashamed to say the other two are unknown to me.  In theory the BM
should get them as legal deposit.

Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-MELANET-L@... [mailto:owner-MELANET-L@...]On
Behalf Of John Eilts
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 11:46 PM
To: Middle East Librarians Association
Subject: Current status of journals

Fellow MELAites,
Do any of you have current issues of the following, and if so, number and
date, and your source/vendor would be very helpful.

1)  shu'un islamiyah, London
2)  Ra'y al-akhar, Edgware, UK
3)  Risalat al-'Iraq, London

John

John A. Eilts
Curator for Middle East Collections
Stanford University Libraries
251 Green Library
Stanford, CA 94305-6004 USA
Telephone: +1.650.736.1815
Fax:  +1.650.723.5476
Email: jeilts@...

John Eilts | 6 May 16:05 2004
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RE: Current status of journals

Peter,
Thanks for the quick response.  Our subscription to al-Ra'y al-akhar staopped with no. 61, but repeated attempts to reach the publisher have failed.  I imagine that they have discontinued.  I will try the BM for the others.
John
At 01:32 AM 5/6/2004, you wrote:
Dear John,

al-Ra'y al-akhar used to be a gift to SOAS Library. From our holdings
statement  "Yr.1(6) 1996 -n.66 (2002)" it appears to have dried up.

I am ashamed to say the other two are unknown to me.  In theory the BM
should get them as legal deposit.

Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-MELANET-L-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org [mailto:owner-MELANET-L-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org]On
Behalf Of John Eilts
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 11:46 PM
To: Middle East Librarians Association
Subject: Current status of journals


Fellow MELAites,
Do any of you have current issues of the following, and if so, number and
date, and your source/vendor would be very helpful.

1)  shu'un islamiyah, London
2)  Ra'y al-akhar, Edgware, UK
3)  Risalat al-'Iraq, London

John

John A. Eilts
Curator for Middle East Collections
Stanford University Libraries
251 Green Library
Stanford, CA 94305-6004 USA
Telephone: +1.650.736.1815
Fax:  +1.650.723.5476
Email: jeilts-FGKo4X94FMn2fBVCVOL8/A@public.gmane.org

John A. Eilts
Curator for Middle East Collections
Stanford University Libraries
251 Green Library
Stanford, CA 94305-6004 USA
Telephone: +1.650.736.1815
Fax:  +1.650.723.5476
Email: jeilts-FGKo4X94FMn2fBVCVOL8/A@public.gmane.org

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