Monthly Archives: September 2013

Marathi Manuscripts Digitized

The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library has added two new catalogs of digitized Marathi Manuscripts. The archival partner for this project, “Preserving Marathi Manuscripts and Making Them Accessible,” was the Marathi Manuscript Centre, Pune.

Project EAP023 includes digital images and a project description.

Project EAP248 includes digital images and a project description.

Government Gazettes of South Africa, 1910 to the present

Columbia University Libraries now subscribes, courtesy of Sabinet,  to digitized full text versions of South African government gazettes, from 1910 to the present.  All current Columbia faculty and students can access and search the three online collections (on or off campus).

Retrospective Gazettes of South Africa, 1910-1993

Government Gazettes of South Africa, January 1994 to present

Provincial Gazettes of South Africa, September 1995 to present

Lecture: How (and why) the Jews invented Hollywood

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce the annual Norman E. Alexander Lecture in Jewish Studies, featuring Neal Gabler, Senior Fellow at the Norman Lear Center at USC: "How (and why) the Jews invented Hollywood."  The lecture will take place on Wednesday, October 16 at the Skylight Room in the Faculty House (64 Morningside Drive, 4th Floor) at Columbia.  The lecture is scheduled to begin at 7 PM.

Gandhi Heritage Portal

The Gandhi Heritage Portal was launched by the Government of India on September 2, 2013. It includes 100 English language volumes of The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, 82 Gujarati language volumes of Gandhiji no Aksharadeha (ગાંધીજીનો અક્ષરદેહ), and 97 Hindi language volumes of Sampūrṇa Gāndhī vāṅmaya (सम्पूर्ण गांधी वाङ्ग्मय). There are two modes for reading materials: "Archival" (scanned images of the originals) and "Enhanced" (simple black and white images). The portal includes a gallery of multimedia including photos, videos, and political cartoons. A Journals by Gandhiji tab provides full scans of journals and newspapers owned or edited by Gandhi including Indian Opinion, Young India, Navjivan, Harijan Bandhu, Harijan, and Harijan Sevak. Approximately 5,000 pages of material are presently available; the site will eventually expand to over 15,000 pages.

For more details, see the announcement in The Hindu.