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The International Digital Ephemera Project (IDEP) is an initiative of the UCLA Library to capture ephemeral content with global partners. Through this project, the Library endeavors to build international and global collections of knowledge, and to preserve the historical and cultural record. The ultimate goal is for present and future generations to access and use ephemera documenting the larger arena of discourse that takes place alongside mainstream media and scholarly publications.
The UCLA Library works closely with project partners to capture, preserve, and describe new forms of knowledge, records, and content. This toolkit outlines standards, workflows, and best practices for contributing to IDEP.
The Modern Endangered Archives Program (MEAP) is a UCLA Library granting program funded by The Arcadia Fund. We aim to digitize and make accessible endangered archival materials from the 20th and 21st Centuries, including print, photographic, film, audio, ephemeral, and born digital objects. MEAP was formerly called Documenting Global Voices.
The Pacific Rim Research Libraries Alliance, also known as PRRLA, focuses on cooperative ventures among academic libraries located around the Pacific Rim to improve access to scholarly research materials. The Pacific Rim Library (PRL) Project was created to improve global access to digital resources with strong research and teaching value for its member communities and beyond.
Sinai Manuscripts Digital Library
The Sinai Manuscripts Digital Library is a partnership between St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai, the Early Manuscripts Electronic Library (EMEL), and the UCLA Library. The project aims to digitize and publish the entirety of manuscripts held at St. Catherine’s Monastery. Built between 548 and 565 CE, St. Catherine’s Monastery is the world’s oldest continually operating monastery, and its library holds an exceptional collection of manuscripts from the first millennium CE. To date, this initiative, employing multi-spectral imaging, has digitized all known palimpsests held at the Monastery library through the Sinai Palimpsests Project and over 375 Arabic and Syriac manuscripts as part of the ongoing Sinai Library Digitization Project (Phase 1). Future phases will focus on manuscripts in other languages, such as Greek, CPA, Georgian, and Slavonic.