Announcements

Announcements from Afghanistan Digital Libraries:

April 2015, ACKU's Newspapers were scanned and are available at Afghanistan Digital Collections.

April 2015: http://www.afghandata.org. The old DSpace repository was upgraded to a new version. Afghan Data is the largest digital repository for Afghanistan materials

January 2014: Atifa Rawan and Yan Han were invited to conduct a week training for ACKU IT and cataloging staff. Training topics include digitization, quality control, DSpace administration, and metadata.

Sep 2013: Another 2,500 titles have been added to http:// www.afghandata.org

July 2012: Anis and Kabul Times (over 180,000 pages) have been added to www.afghandata.org

Feb 18, 2011: Afghanistan Kalanay collection titles from 1933 - 1990 have been added to www.afghandata.org

January 1, 2011: About 1,800 titles of Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU) have been completed digitization and quality control. They are available at http://www.afghandata.org, which is the largest digital repository for Afghanistan materials

March 1, 2010: Loading new unique Afghanistan materials to our collections.

Feb 25, 2010: Cloud Computing rocks! Rebuilding a node will now only take a few minutes from EC2 images. We currently licensed 100 G storage, but can grow the storage if needed.

Feb 24, 2010: Success! Completed loading Linux OS and other software packages using Amazon EC2. Created Amazon EC2 EBS-based image. All Afghan digital collections will be moved to new DSpace system. Search and browse functions will be available soon.

Feb 16, 2010: Licensing Amazon EC2 as the Cloud Computing provider.

Feb, 2010: working with Kabul University Faculty of Engineering for MARC records and Patron IDs.

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January 9, 2009: Testing of the cloud computing for better management of all the systems as well as cost-effectiveness is being conducted. New installation include Linux (Debian 4), Apache 2, MySQL, and Tomcat.

January 20, 2009: Registration of a new permanent domain completed for the site.

January 23, 2009: Completed the migration of this website from the library's server to a commerical vendor.

February, 2009: Migration of the Integrated Library Systems to the virtual environment.

March, 2009: We prepared unique Afghanistan materials and loaded them to The University of Arizona Institutional Repository. More will be loaded after passing quality control.

June, 2009: Several subject areas have been updated with new resources.

July, 2009: Newdomain name registered . Old domain will be still accessible.