Current GNARP Projects

GNARP has made important contributions to the projects listed below:


GNARP-WESS Inventory of Digital Projectshttps:

The links within this resource are arranged by broad subject categories, based on those used by WEBIS Sammelschwerpunkte (areas of collection emphasis) as well as by format, genre, or multidisciplinary categories. This inventory is a gated wiki and members are encouraged to add new links as new digital projects are developed and become known.


Translating the Thesaurus of the Pictorial Archive
of the German Colonial Society

The Bildarchiv der Deutschen Kolonialgesellschaft, hosted by the University of Frankfurt Library, is an online, fully searchable archive of 50,000 nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photographs once owned by the German Colonial Society. In October 2003, GNARP received a request from colleagues in Frankfurt to help make the site searchable in English. Helene Baumann of Duke University, then the GNARP contact partner for African Studies, volunteered to lead the effort. With a Coutts Nijhoff grant from the Western European Studies Section (WESS) of ACRL, Baumann has launched a project with Frankfurt Africanists that aspired to establish global searches of historical archives of African colonial photographs in Germany, Switzerland, and the United States.

Cataloging Resources

AACR2 German Translation

The Bibliographic Control working group engaged in a cooperative international undertaking to translate the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2) into German. Roger Brisson, then-Coordinator of the German Resources Project; Heidi Hutchinson, librarian at the University of California–Riverside; and Monika Münich of the University of Heidelberg Library coordinated the effort. The translation project was completed in 2002 and published by Saur Verlag: Anglo-Amerikanische Katalogisierungsregeln (ISBN: 3-598-11432-X). For more information about the book click on the link above or search for Anglo-Amerikanische Katalogisierungsregeln on the publisher’s website:


Through its Collection Development Working Group, GNARP facilitates licensing of specialized electronic resources.

SEEMP Preserves WWII Cossack Newspapers

The Slavic and East European Microform Project has microfilmed several newspapers published during World War II for Russian Cossack soldiers that fought on the side of Nazi Germany.