2012 June

Graffiti on Mohamed Mahmoud Street

Harnessing the Power of Social Media: Crowdsourcing Acquistions and Marketing Revolutionary Collections at the American University in Cairo

Read “Harnessing the Power of Social Media: Crowdsourcing Acquistions and Marketing Revolutionary Collections at the American University in Cairo.” Abstract On January 25, 2011, demonstrators gathered in Egypt’s cities, demanding the resignation of President Husni Mubarak. Egyptians organized themselves through social media outlets; arranging marches and developing political positions on blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. In […]

Crowd of demonstrators

Revolutionary Libraries: Building Collections and Promoting Research about the January 25th Uprising in Egypt

Abstract On January 25, 2011 protests rang out in Egypt’s cities, demanding the resignation of President Husni Mubarak. Centered in Tahrir Square, located in downtown Cairo, the demonstrations brought together groups of protestors from divergent ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. As Egyptians found solidarity in fighting Mub?rak’s regime, archivists, librarians, oral historians, students, faculty, staff, […]