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Title From dust to digital : ten years of the Endangered Archives Programme / edited by Maja Kominko
Published Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (lxviii, 651 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments; List of illustrations; List of recordings; Notes on contributors; Introduction; Preserving the past: creating the Endangered Archives Programme; The Endangered Archives Programme after ten years; What the Endangered Archives Programme does; Crumb trails, threads and traces: Endangered Archives and history; 1. The "written landscape" of the central Sahara: recording and digitising the Tifinagh inscriptions in the Tadrart Acacus Mountains; 2. Metadata and endangered archives: lessons from the Ahom Manuscripts Project; 3. Unravelling Lepcha manuscripts
Introduction / Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin -- Preserving the past : creating the Endangered Archives Programme / Barry Supple -- The Endangered Archives Programme after ten years / Anthea Case -- What the Endangered Archives Programme does -- Crumb trails, threads and traces : Endangered Archives and history / Maja Kominko -- The "written landscape" of the central Sahara : recording and digitising the Tifinagh inscriptions in the Tadrart Acacus Mountains / Stefano Biagetti, Ali Ait Kaci and Savino di Lernia -- Metadata and endangered archives : lessons from the Ahom manuscripts project / Stephen Morey -- Unravelling Lepcha manuscripts / Heleen Plaisier -- Technological aspects of the monastic manuscript collection at May Wäyni, Ethiopia / Michael Gervers and Jacek Tomaszewski -- Localising Islamic knowledge : acquisition and copying of the Riyadha Mosque manuscript collection in Lamu, Kenya / Anne Bang -- In the shadow of Timbuktu : the manuscripts of Djenné / Sophie Sarin -- The first Gypsy/Roma organisations, churches and newspapers / Elena Mariushakova and Veselin Popov -- Sacred boundaries : parishes and the making of space in the colonial Andes / Gabriela Ramos -- Researching the history of slavery in Colombia and Brazil through ecclesiastical and notarial archives / Jane Landers, Pablo Gómez, José Polo Acuña and Courtney J. Campbell -- Convict labour in early colonial Northern Nigeria : a preliminary study / Mohammed Bashir Salau -- Murid Ajami sources of knowledge : the myth and the reality / Fallou Ngom -- Digitisation of Islamic manuscripts and periodicals in Jerusalem and Acre / Qasem Abu Harb -- A charlatan's album : cartes-de-visite from Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay (1860-1880) / Irina Podgorny -- Hearing images, tasting pictures : making sense of Christian mission photography in the Lushai Hills District, Northeast India (1870-1920) / Kyle Jackson -- The photographs of Baleuv : capturing the "socialist transformation" of the Krasnoyarsk northern frontier, 1938-1939 / David Anderson, Mikhail S. Batashev and Craig Campbell -- Archiving a Cameroonian photographic studio / David Zeitlyn -- Music for a revolution : the sound archives of Radio Télévision Guinée / Graeme Counsel -- Conservation of the Iranian Gotha radio programmes and the heritage of Persian classical poetry and music / Jane Lewihson -- The use of sound archives for the investigation, teaching and safeguarding of endangered languages in Russia / Tjeerd De Graaf and Victor Denisov
11. Murid Ajami sources of knowledge: the myth and the reality12. Digitisation of Islamic manuscripts and periodicals in Jerusalem and Acre; 13. A charlatan's album: cartes-de-visite from Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay (1860-1880); 14. Hearing images, tasting pictures: making sense of Christian mission photography in the Lushai Hills district, Northeast India (1870-1920); 15. The photographs of Baluev: capturing the "socialist transformation" of the Krasnoyarsk northern frontier, 1938-1939 ; 16. Archiving a Cameroonian photographic studio
17. Music for a revolution: the sound archives of Radio Télévision Guinée18. Conservation of the Iranian Golha radio programmes and the heritage of Persian classical poetry and music; 19. The use of sound archives for the investigation, teaching and safeguarding of endangered languages in Russia; Index
4. Technological aspects of the monastic manuscript collection at May Wäyni, Ethiopia5. Localising Islamic knowledge: acquisition and copying of the Riyadha Mosque manuscript collection in Lamu, Kenya; 6. In the shadow of Timbuktu: the manuscripts of Djenné ; 7. The first Gypsy/Roma organisations, churches and newspapers; 8. Sacred boundaries: parishes and the making of space in the colonial Andes; 9. Researching the history of slavery in Colombia and Brazil through ecclesiastical and notarial archives; 10. Convict labour in early colonial Northern Nigeria: a preliminary study
Summary 880-01 "Much of world's documentary heritage rests in vulnerable, little-known and often inaccessible archives. Many of these archives preserve information that may cast new light on historical phenomena and lead to their reinterpretation. But such rich collections are often at risk of being lost before the history they capture is recorded. This volume celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library, established to document and publish online formerly inaccessible and neglected archives from across the globe. From Dust to Digital showcases the historical significance of the collections identified, catalogued and digitised through the Programme, bringing together articles on 19 of the 244 projects supported since its inception. These contributions demonstrate the range of materials documented -- including rock inscriptions, manuscripts, archival records, newspapers, photographs and sound archives -- and the wide geographical scope of the Programme. Many of the documents are published here for the first time, illustrating the potential these collections have to further our understanding of history."--Publisher's website
880-01 "Much of world's documentary heritage rests in vulnerable, little-known and often inaccessible archives. Many of these archives preserve information that may cast new light on historical phenomena and lead to their reinterpretation. But such rich collections are often at risk of being lost before the history they capture is recorded. This volume celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library, established to document and publish online formerly inaccessible and neglected archives from across the globe. From Dust to Digital showcases the historical significance of the collections identified, catalogued and digitised through the Programme, bringing together articles on 19 of the 244 projects supported since its inception. These contributions demonstrate the range of materials documented ✹ including rock inscriptions, manuscripts, archival records, newspapers, photographs and sound archives ✹ and the wide geographical scope of the Programme. Many of the documents are published here for the first time, illustrating the potential these collections have to further our understanding of history."-- Provided by publisher
Notes Available through Open Book Publishers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 632-634) and index
Notes Contents viewed on April 15, 2015; title from PDF title page
Subject British Library. Endangered Archives Programme.
Archival materials -- Digitization.
Cultural property -- Protection.
Digital preservation.
Form Electronic book
Author Kominko, Maja, 1978- editor
Open Book Publishers.
ISBN 1783740647 (electronic bk.)
9781783740642 (electronic bk.)
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