Digital Libraries

City of the Dead

Rare Books Library Digitizes Historic Photographs of 19th-Century Egypt

Read “Rare Books Library Digitizes Historic Photographs of 19th-Century Egypt” in news@auc. Abstract In an attempt to preserve historical records and increase their accessibility, the Rare Books and Special Collections Library (RBSCL) at The American University in Cairo (AUC) has digitized 101 photographs documenting 19th-century Egyptian culture and the history of travel in the Middle […]

Demonstrators in front of the American University in Cairo Tahrir Square Campus

University on the Square: Documenting Egypt’s 21st Century Revolution Project and International Librarianship

Source Stephen Urgola and Carolyn Runyon, “University on the Square: Documenting Egypt’s 21st Century Revolution Project and International Librarianship” (remote presentation for the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, November 12, 2012).

Cultural Heritage and Scholarly communications: Re-imagining the Electronic Book at the American University in Cairo

Cultural Heritage and Scholarly Communications: Re-imagining the Electronic Book at the American University in Cairo

View “Cultural Heritage and Scholarly Communications: Re-imagining the Electronic Book at the American University in Cairo.” Source Carolyn Runyon, “Cultural Heritage and Scholarly Communications: Re-imagining the Electronic Book at the American University in Cairo” (presentation at the In Search of the Arabic Digital Book workshop for the Integrated Care Society Maadi Public Library, Cairo, Egypt, […]

Demonstrator holding an Egyptian flag in in M?d?n al-Ta?r?r

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

Read “Revolutionary Libraries: Building Collections and Promoting Research about the January 25th Uprising in Egypt” in the August 2012 issue of Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues. Abstract This paper describes the efforts made by the American University in Cairo’s (AUC) Library to preserve the history and scholarship of the […]

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Revolutionary Digitization: Building a Participatory Archive to Document the January 25th Uprising in Egypt

Read “Revolutionary Digitization: Building a Participatory Archive to Document the January 25th Uprising in Egypt” in the July 2012 issue of Microform and Digitization Review. Abstract On January 25th, 2011 protests rang out in Egypt’s cities, demanding the resignation of former President Husni Mubarak. Centered in Tahrir Square, located in downtown Cairo, the non-violent demonstrations, marches, and labor strikes […]

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Digital Libraries and Archives Workshop

View teaching materials used for the Digital Libraries and Archives workshop facilitated at the 2012 annual meeting of the American International Consortium of Academic Libraries. Abstract The objective of the workshop is for participants to enhance their understanding of digital librarianship. Best practices, guidelines, and resources will be shared. Source Carolyn F. Runyon, “Digital Libraries and […]