Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Open Access to all Oxford University Press Online products April 13-19th

National Library Week All OUP Online products are free April 13-19th

To celebrate National Library Week in the United States (April 13th-19th) and all the hard work librarians do to support their patrons, OUP is freeing up all of our online products* for the week! Libraries are a vital part of many communities, whether it is a school, a town/city, the government, a corporation, or a hospital, and we have freed up this unprecedented amount of content to show our appreciation for these libraries.


National Library Week 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ba'th Party Records Collected by the Iraq Memory Foundation

Ba'th Party Records Collected by the Iraq Memory Foundation
More than ten million digitized page images and fifteen hundred video files collected by the Iraq Memory Foundation (IMF) from the Ba'th Regional Command headquarters and other sources are housed in the Hoover Archives. This vast array of digital files illuminates political conditions in, and governance of, Iraq during Saddam Hussein's regime.

The materials are divided into two collections according to origin. The larger collection, which consists of documents created by the Regional Command of the Hiẓb al-Ba'th al-'Arabī al-Ishtirākī (Ba'th Party) and other administrative and security agencies during the Ba'th Party’s reign in Iraq,  is accordingly titled the Hiẓb al-Ba'th al-'Arabī al-Ishtirākī records, 1968–2003. A smaller set of video files and printed matter was created by the IMF and other parties after the fall of the Ba'th Party and thus was assigned to a second collection, Iraq Memory Foundation issuances, 2003–2009. 

The Hiẓb al-Ba'th al-'Arabī al-Ishtirākī records contain digitized copies of correspondence, reports, membership and personnel files, judicial and investigatory dossiers, administrative files, school registers, and video recordings. The Iraq Memory Foundation issuances are chiefly videoed oral histories of survivors of Ba'th Party repression and, from Iraqi television, videoed proceedings of Saddam Hussein's trial before the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal.

The vast majority of the Ba'th Party records and all of the Iraq Memory Foundation issuances are open for research. Access is obtained via a custom portal on computer workstations in the Hoover Archives reading room, with some printed matter of the Iraq Memory Foundation available as hard copies. Researchers must sign a user agreement before being granted access to these collections. More information is available in the documents listed below.

-Guide to the Hiẓb al-Ba'th al-'Arabī al-Ishtirākī records
-Guide to the Iraq Memory Foundation issuances
-Getting started with the IMF portal
-Access criteria and use agreement

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Open Access Theses and Dissertations: NDLTD

Networked digital library of theses and dissertations (NDLTD)
"The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization that, through leadership and innovation, promotes the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations...
NDLTD Union Catalog contains more than one million records of electronic theses and dissertations"
Sample results on "Arab Spring":

Open Access Theses and Dissertations

Open Access Theses and Dissertations
"OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 800 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 2,059,653 theses and dissertations."
See also: Dissertations and Theses

Friday, March 21, 2014

Open Access Journal: Studia Orientalia Electronica

Studia Orientalia Electronica
ISSN: 2323-5209 

Welcome to the website of Studia Orientalia Electronica (StOrE)! StOrE is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal publishing original research articles and reviews in all fields of Asian and African studies. It is an offshoot of Studia Orientalia, an internationally recognized publication series (see http://www.suomenitamainenseura.org/studiaorientalia/ for further information on Studia Orientalia and the publisher, Finnish Oriental Society). StOrE was established in 2013 to keep up the fine publishing tradition of Studia Orientalia. The new journal publishes high quality articles in a more modern and accessible format.
Downloadable list of all Studia Orientalia publications (pdf).

See the Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Middle Eastern Studies

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Open Access Collections of the Institut français du Proche-Orient

 [First posted in AMIR 5 April 2011, updated 18 March 2014]

Presses de l’Ifpo: Publications de l’Institut français du Proche-Orient
Les Presses de l’Institut français du Proche-Orient assurent la diffusion et la valorisation des recherches menées au sein des territoires scientifiques investis par l’Institut dans les sociétés du Proche-Orient (la Syrie, le Liban, la Jordanie, les territoires palestiniens, l’Irak) dans l’ensemble des disciplines des sciences humaines et sociales depuis l’antiquité jusqu’à nos jours.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Open Access Journal : Jordan Journal of Modern Languages & Literature


The Jordan Journal of Modern Languages & Literature (JJMLL) is a peer reviewed journal published by Deanship of Research & Graduate Studies, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.

Published: Irbid : Yarmouk University,
Year: 2008-
Language: English
ISSN: 2304-8069

Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Middle Eastern Studies