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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).

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Backing Up History: Feature in Egypt Today Magazine

Read “Backing Up History,” an article by Egypt Today’s Kate Durham about cultural heritage digitization projects in Egypt. Abstract A wealth of cultural heritage is hidden in government and private archives across the nation. No single museum has enough space to showcase it all, but the internet does. Source Kate Durham, “Backing Up History,” Egypt […]

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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 […]

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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, […]