Project News Archive
Jun 2 2014
MEMP Digitizes Iraq Newspapers
The Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) has digitized two newspapers related to Iraq that are now available online through the CRL Catalog.
Jan 8 2014
MEMP Expands Mission, Adds New Members
The Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) recently broadened its mission to incorporate digital preservation and electronic access initiatives in its regular activities. Since July 2013, five institutions have joined MEMP.
Dec 10 2013
MEMP Microfilms Kurdish Newspaper Aso
The Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) has microfilmed several years of the Kurdish newspaper Aso.
In recent years, CRL’s Area Studies Microform Projects supported the preservation of more than 300 newspaper titles collected by the Library of Congress overseas offices, ensuring scholarly access to more than 450,000 pages of news from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.
Jan 7 2013
MEMP Microfilms Iraq Times
The Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) has microfilmed two years of the newspaper Iraq Times, filling a gap in CRL’s collections, so that CRL now holds Iraq Times from January 1948 to May 1964.
The Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) recently microfilmed the July–December 2011 issues of the Egyptian newspaper al-Tahrir, named after the recent uprising in Tahrir Square. MEMP recently approved funding for the microfilming of all 2012 issues as well.
Feb 24 2012
MEMP Microfilms Iraqi Newspapers
The Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) has microfilmed five Iraqi newspapers published since 2003.
Feb 9 2012
MEMP Preserves Turkish Newspapers
MEMP recently completed a long-standing project to microfilm CRL’s holdings of several Turkish newspapers from the 1940s and ’50s.
Feb 22 2011
Istanbul Newspaper Agos Available
MEMP has microfilmed holdings of the newspaper Agos, which is in Turkish and Armenian.
Oct 10 2010
MEMP Meeting on November 16, 2010
The Middle East Microform Project will hold its annual business meeting on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, in San Diego, CA.