Daily Sabah: WikiLala, ‘Google’ of Ottoman-Turkish documents, launches in full

Daily Sabah: WikiLala, ‘Google’ of Ottoman-Turkish documents, launches in full. “The online digital library project, ‘WikiLala,’ which brings together and aims to digitize all the printed texts from the Ottoman Empire since the introduction of the printing press, has recently launched a full version of its website which had been in beta for a while. Since its launch, the website has attracted more than 200,000 visitors from 107 countries.”

WikiLala: ‘Google’ of Ottoman-Turkish documents (Daily Sabah)

New-to-me, from Daily Sabah: WikiLala: ‘Google’ of Ottoman-Turkish documents. “The online digital library project, ‘WikiLala,’ which aims to gather and digitize all the printed texts from the Ottoman Empire since the introduction of the printing press, has been shedding new light on the empire’s history and culture. Thousands of books, magazines, journals, newspapers and various other manuscripts and documents have been digitized from Ottoman Turkish works.”

Getty Iris: Ottoman-Era Photographs Take on New Meaning in Their Digital Life

Getty Iris: Ottoman-Era Photographs Take on New Meaning in Their Digital Life. “In the 1980s the French collector Pierre de Gigord traveled to Turkey and collected thousands of Ottoman-era photographs in a variety of media and formats. The resulting Pierre de Gigord Collection is now housed in the Getty Research Institute, which recently digitized over 12,000 of the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photographs, making them available to study and download for free online.”

Ahval: Turkish historian launches digital archive documenting Armenian genocide

Ahval: Turkish historian launches digital archive documenting Armenian genocide. “Turkish historian Taner Akçam, a professor of Armenian genocide studies at Clark University in Massachusetts, has launched a digital archive of evidence collected by an Armenian genocide survivor which documents the atrocities of 1915…. [The archive] contains thousands of original Ottoman documents and Guerguerian’s unpublished writings, including the handwritten memoirs of Naim Bey, an Ottoman bureaucrat stationed in Aleppo who actively participated in the deportation and massacres of Armenians and documents from the Jerusalem Armenian Patriarchate containing first-hand information about the Armenian genocide.”

Massis Post: New Records Added to ANI Website: English and Turkish Sites Expanded

Massis Post: New Records Added to ANI Website: English and Turkish Sites Expanded. “With 7.5 million hits registered in 2017, the Armenian National Institute (ANI) … have obtained global reach as students, teachers, researchers, journalists and public servants tap their substantial catalogue of critical records on the Armenian Genocide. In response to this encouraging trend and user feedback, ANI announced another expansion of its popular sites, adding new materials.”

Asbarez: How Turkey Destroyed or Disposed Its Historical Archives and Documents

Asbarez: How Turkey Destroyed or Disposed Its Historical Archives and Documents. “For several decades, the Turkish government and its propagandists have been announcing that the state documents, particularly the Ottoman archives, are fully open and available to any researcher from around the world. What Turkish officials and their supporters do not say is that many documents of the Ottoman archives have been removed, destroyed, sold or disposed of. In addition, some of the most sensitive archives are still closed to outsiders.”

In Development: Digital Archive for the Great Arab Revolt

In development: a digital archive for the Great Arab Revolt. “The Jordan Media Institute (JMI) on Wednesday announced plans for a museum to document press coverage of the Great Arab Revolt, as the Kingdom celebrates the revolt’s centenary. In cooperation with the US embassy in Amman, the museum will document the works of American journalist Lowell Thomas, who accompanied the British officer T.E. Lawrence for several weeks during the revolt, the JMI said in a statement.”