Afghanistan Digital Collections گردآوردهای دیجیتال افغانستان ډ افغانستان ډجیتال کلکسیونونه

Historial images of Afghanistan

Preserving and creating access to unique records نگهداری و دسترسی به اسناد بی نظیرځانګړو اسنادو ساتنه او لاسرسي

Collections

ACKU Digital Collection
Unique collection of documents related to Afghanistan history, culture, and its development during the Jihad period and more.
Anis (1946 - 1984)
Anis is one of the oldest newspapers in Afghanistan. Initially, it was published by Mohayyuddin Anis in Kabul on May 6, 1927. Currently, it is published by the Ministry of Information and Culture. Around 80% of the news is published in Dari and 20% in Pashto. The daily prints around 2,200 to 2,500 copies daily and being circulated in Kabul and other provinces. It is funded by the government with around 43 employees.
Kabul Times (1962 - 1980)
The Kabul Times, established in 1962, was the first English language printed newspaper in Afghanistan. Following the 1978 coup, the Kabul Times was renamed New Kabul Times, and began to print Communist rhetoric that was reminiscent of days during the Cold War and was highly confrontative to the Western culture.
Afghanistan Kalany / Almanac
Da Afghanistan Kalanay also known as the Salnamah-i Afghanistan is an almanac and yearbook published by the Government of Afghanistan from 1932-1990 (1311-1369). This government publication covers major government activities including economic and agricultural plans. Each volume covers political and economic history and activities of the country. Text are mostly in Dari/Persian and Pashto languages. Some issues have added title and some notes in English or French.
Ludwig W. Adamec Collection - Selected Titles
Professor Emeritus Ludwig W Adamec's collection, who has provided multiple important titles for digitization. He has written and edited numerous books, including the monumental Historical and political gazetteer of Afghanistan.

A Partnership Project

The University of Arizona Libraries in partnership with the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University is collaborating on Preserving and Creating Access to Afghanistan Literature from the Jihad Period, a project to catalog, digitize, and create metadata. This project is currently funded by the University of Arizona Libraries and ACKU. From 2007 to 2012, the initial project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). About 5,500 titles (over 600,000 pages) are currently available. ACKU and UAL are processing an additional 300,000 pages.

Content includes:

Unique collection of documents related to Afghanistan history, culture, and its development during the Jihad period and more. ACKU’s permanent collection is the most extensive in the region covering a time of war and social upheaval in the country, with most of the documents in English or the principal languages of Pashto and Dari.

Two newspapers: Anis and Kabul Times are from the University of Arizona Professor Emeritus Ludwig W Adamec's collection, who has provided multiple important titles for digitization. He has written and edited numerous books, including the monumental Historical and political gazetteer of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Kalanay Yearbook is from the University of Arizona Libraries' collection.

News

  • January 2014, Yan Han and Atifa Rawan trained ACKU staff.
  • September 2013, 5,500 titles (600,000 pages)
  • March 2013, 3,400 titles (460,000 pages). The repository System has been upgraded to DSpace 3.1.
  • 2012, 2,200 titles (300,000 pages). NEH grant project ended.
  • 2011, 1,500 titles (200,000 pages) in DSpace 1.8.