Learn about the Center for Research Libraries’ Middle Eastern and Islamic Resources in the fall issue of our quarterly newsletter, FOCUS on Global Resources.
The fall 2011 issue of the FOCUS on Global Resources newsletter highlights CRL resources and collaborations that support Middle Eastern and Islamic research and teaching. The articles include:
> IN THIS ISSUE
CRL President Bernie Reilly describes how this issue explores, from a number of perspectives, the variety of source materials available for scholarly research on the Middle East.
> PROVINCIAL TURKISH NEWSPAPERS AND THE NEGOTIATION OF A MUSLIM NATIONAL IDENTITY
CRL Director of International Resources James T. Simon spoke with Professor Gavin D. Brockett of Wilfred Laurier University about the role CRL materials played in his research for his new book How Happy to Call Oneself a Turk: Provincial Newspapers and the Negotiation of a Muslim National Identity (University of Texas).
> DOCUMENTING REVOLUTION IN THE MIDDLE EAST Roberta L. Dougherty, Middle Eastern Studies Librarian, University of Texas at Austin, examines recent efforts to document the “Arab Spring” revolutionary movements that began in December 2010, particularly Egypt’s Tahrir Square.
> AN IMPERFECT HISTORY: CAPTURING THE MIDDLE EAST WEB To observe how new technologies currently serve research purposes, CRL recently performed an assessment of Archive-It content based on three public collections related to the Middle East.
> MIDDLE EASTERN AND ISLAMIC RESOURCES AT CRL In response to member feedback, CRL has substantially augmented its collections and services in this area, from Arabic manuscripts to the British India Office files on modern Iran.
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