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Islamic Manuscripts of Czech National Library at Manuscriptorum : European Digital Library of Written Cultural Heritage

Manuscriptorum : European Digital Library of Written Cultural Heritage

Manuscriptorum offers access to digitized collections books and maps in the sphere of historic book resources (manuscripts, incunabula, early printed books, maps, charters and other types of documents). The site contains Czech sources, but also many Swedish, Hungarian, Croatian, Turkish, Russian and other collections.


Acces Manuscriptorum


The Islamic Manuscripts at the Czech National Library can be accessed and browsed here.



In Memoriam: Ия Саввина (1936-2011)

Iia Savvina died on August 27, 2011. I wanted to bring her one movie to the attention of my readers that I have watched to this day. It is called "Krotkaia" based upon Dostoevsky's story with the same name. I can be watched here.



27 августа 2011Скончалась народная артистка СССР Ия Саввина МОСКВА, 27 авг — РИА Новости. Народная артистка СССР Ия Саввина скончалась в субботу, сообщается на сайте Московского Художественного театра. Читать дальше







Her biography can be found here



Her another movie that I remember is called, "Dama so sobachkoi".




Têgeyştinî Rastî (Understanding the truth) [1918-1919] Online

The complete run (66 issues) of the Kurdish newspaper Têgeyştinî Rastî (Understanding the truth) [1918-1919] is now available in full text and for free on the World Digital Library's website at: http://www.wdl.org/en/search/gallery?ql=eng&i=wdl_inla&ty=Newspapers

Digitized by the staff of the Iraq National Library and Archives, Têgeyştinî Rastî is the first Kurdish-language content to appear on the World Digital Library, representing one of several "at-risk" newspapers digitally preserved for the benefit of current and future generations of scholars.
From the Description:
"Têgeyştinî Rastî (Understanding the truth) was a semiweekly newspaper published by the command of the British army in Iraq in 1918-19... The paper’s headquarters was in Baghdad, on present-day Nahr Street, in the same building as the Jareedet Al-Arab newspaper. The paper’s masthead contained no mention of the names of the owners, editor-in-chief, or editorial board, and articles were not pu…

2011 Annual Report on Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China Released

2Pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 and amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, the Pentagon is required to produce an "Annual Report on Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China." It formerly called the " Annual Report to Congress: Military Power of the People's Republic of China."

The 2011 report was released today --
http://www.defense.gov/pubs/pdfs/2011_CMPR_Final.pdf

Previous reports are available as follows

Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China - 2010 http://www.defense.gov/pubs/pdfs/2010_CMPR_Final.pdf

Military Power of the People’s Republic of China (03/25/2009)

Annual Report to Congress: Military Power of the People's Republic of China - 2002 through 2008 can be found here.

Source:
Greta E. Marlatt
Outreach and Collection Development Manager & Homeland Security Digital Library Content Team Manager D…

Open Source Journal of Russian Poetry: Vozdukh

Online Open Source Journal of Russian Poetry: Vozdukh
Воздух.
Vozdukh.
Publisher: Проект Арго, Moskva : Proekt Argo, 2006-
Edition/Format: Journal, magazine : Periodical : Russian
Document Type: Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource
ISSN: 1818-8486
OCLC Number: 70842636
Description: v.; 22 cm.
Online Access: http://www.litkarta.ru/projects/vozdukh/

Site Self-description: “Журнал «Воздух» — новое ежеквартальное периодическое издание, призванное представить целостную и разностороннюю картину живой современной поэзии. Авторов разных поколений — от ветеранов поэтического цеха до 20-летних, русских поэтов со всех концов света, от Сиднея до хутора Весёлый Ростовской области, объединяет в рамках этого проекта поиск новых возможностей русского стиха, стремление сделать шаг за пределы уже освоенного национальной поэтической традицией пространства.”

Digital Library of Periodicals at the Scientific Library of the St. Petersburg State University in Russia

The of the Scientific Library of the St. Petersburg State University can be accessed here. The digital collections contain an interesting project on the periodical publications of Russian Empire. Among these periodicals, we can access

Akademicheskii︠a︡ izvestii︠a︡.
Author: Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR.
Publisher: Sankt-Peterburg : [s.n.], 1779-

USSR in Construction Digital Project at the University of Saskatchewan

USSR in Construction Digital Project at the University of Saskatchewan
USSR in Construction
was
a propaganda journal published in the decade of 1930 to 1941, as well as briefly in 1949, in the Soviet Union. It became an artistic gem and counter-current in the first year of socialist realism. Its pages offered some of the greatest examples of early 20th-century photomontage. With elements such as oversized pages and multi-page fold-outs, each issue exists as an elaborate artistic creation.
Selected issues can be accessed here.

Mandelshtam Discovery Tool at Princeton University Library

If an user performs a simple search in Google using keywords like "mandelshtam princeton digital", one can come across an amazing digital discovery tool that provides access to Mandelshtam's digitized archive at Princeton University. The tool is called "Mandelshtam discovery tool". This tool can be accessed here.



Mandelshtam Digital Image Browser can be accessed here.


I have also created a library guide for Mandelshtam. It can be accessed here.

Project MUSE Beta Site offers preview of integrated book and journal content

Project MUSE Beta Site offers preview of integrated book and journal content

Project MUSE has released a beta web site previewing its combined digital book and journal content. The beta site, http://beta.muse.jhu.edu , will be available through the end of this year, allowing scholars, librarians, and students to become familiar with the newly enhanced platform before the changeover to accommodate MUSE's forthcoming eBook Collections on January 1, 2012.

The beta site showcases Project MUSE's sophisticated new cross-content, faceted search functionality, and allows browsing of books and journals side-by-side. A powerful new hierarchical subject structure permits users to drill down to the most relevant content, and encourages discovery. Over 300 digital books, from 27 publishers, are available for free sample access on the site during the beta period. The MUSE collections launching in January will encompass over 12,000 book titles from the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC…