Wednesday, March 21, 2012

University on the Square Collection Updates

Almost a year and a half after it's launch, the University on the Square: Documenting Egypt's 21st Century History project has been successful in collecting more than 4,000 photographs and over 300 videos. Moreover, oral historians in the Economic and Business History Research Center have conducted over 50 interviews with political activists, student demonstrators, and academics to capture a full picture of the January 25th Revolution. As they are processed and described, photos, videos, oral histories, and original artwork are made available in the Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library. If you would like to donate material, visit the University on the Square Web site or try our Facebook app developed by University Academic Computing Technologies. The app allows you to donate entire Facebook albums to the project.

Child demonstrator standing on a tank
In addition to the contributions showcased in the Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library, AUCians have contributed some of their own research. Students, faculty, and staff have added more than 80 papers, presentations, and publications related to the Egyptian Revolution and Arab Spring to the Digital Archive and Research Repository, more commonly known as DAR.