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Monday, October 14 • 2:35pm - 3:30pm
#m3e: international collections

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Session Chair: Shannon Willis (University of North Texas)
Session Chair: Sheila Rabun (LYRASIS)

An Introduction to the African Ajami Library
Fallou Ngom, Eleni Castro
Boston University, United States of America
This talk will provide an overview of the African Ajami Library, a digital repository of materials written in Ajami from all over Islamized Africa, which is hosted at Boston University. Technical workflows, future collaborations and opportunities for international scholars to engage more deeply with these manuscripts will also be discussed.
Japanese Diaspora Initiative
Frederick Zarndt(1), Kaoru Ueda(2), Robert Lee(3)
1: Digital Divide Data, United States of America; 2: Stanford University; 3: East View Information Services
The Japanese Diaspora Initiative aims to make the Hoover Institution Library & Archives a leading center for archive-based research and analysis of historical issues in areas of interest to the Institution. Free access will be given to more than half a million pages of Japanese newspapers (Hoji Shinbun).

Arab World Online Archive
Peter Soccar, Ahmed Samir, Basma Ossama
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
“Arab World Online Archive” documents and avails the heritage of 22 Arab countries to the World, in an expansive, multidimensional online archive. The archive comprises numerous diverse digitized collections, providing a comprehensive look at the civilizations and history of the Arab world, presented in different viewers appropriate to each type.

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Sheila Rabun

ORCID US Community Specialist, LYRASIS
The leader of the ORCID US Community is working with almost 150 partners across the United States to integrate ORCIDs into their systems. ESIP joined this Community this year so Shelia will help us understand the benefits of our membership and about the future of ORCID. ... Read More →
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Shannon Willis

Digital Projects Lab Manager, University of North Texas
Digital Projects Lab Manager

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Frederick Zarndt

Digital Divide Data
Frederick Zarndt has worked with historic and contemporary newspaper, journal, magazine, book, and records digitisation since computer speeds, software, technology, storage, and costs first made it practical. Frederick has experience in every aspect of digitisation projects including... Read More →
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Eleni Castro

OpenBU & ETD Program Librarian, Boston University
I manage our institutional repository (OpenBU), and our Electronic Theses & Dissertations Program at Boston University. My interests include: digitization, web-accessibility, digital preservation (and access!), digital humanities, research data management, and open access.

Monday October 14, 2019 2:35pm - 3:30pm EDT
Meeting Rooms 5-6