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The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) is a newly established cooperative effort of nearly 25 libraries from the US and the Subcontinent to make collection of historical research materials on South Asia freely available via the web..
The South Asia Materials Project (SAMP) at CRL has recently launched the SAMP Open Archives initiative to create and maintain a collection of open access materials for the study of South Asia. This major collaborative initiative is aimed at addressing the current scarcity of digital resources pertinent to South Asian studies and at making collections more widely accessible both to North American scholars and to researchers elsewhere in the world.
The Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) and the South Asia Materials Project (SAMP) contributed funds for the preservation of seventeen newspaper and serial titles published in Afghanistan.
LLMC (Law Library Microform Consortium) has digitized a collection of early legal publications from Myanmar (Burma).  The material covers 1872-1955.
CRL’s six Area Materials Projects increasingly embrace digitization as a mechanism for preservation and access.
In recent years, CRL’s Area Studies Microform Projects supported the preservation of more than 300 newspaper titles collected by the Library of Congress overseas offices, ensuring scholarly access to more than 450,000 pages of news from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.   
The South Asia Microform Project (SAMP) has microfilmed six years of the newspaper D’avat, which was published in New Delhi, India.
SAMP has acquired 84 microfilm reels containing issues of Ceylon Times from 1924 to 1930.
CRL has completed cataloging of more than 30,000 titles from South and Southeast Asia.
The South Asia Microform Project (SAMP) will hold its annual Business Meeting Friday, April 2, 2011.
The South Asia Microform Project (SAMP) has made available on microfilm and in electronic format a nearly comprehensive set of the Dastan-i Amir Hamzah, published by Newal Kishore Press.
The next meeting of the South Asia Microform Project (SAMP) will be held Friday, March 26, 2010 at 7-9 pm in Room 502 of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown during the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting. For more information, please visit SAMP's Web page.
Sindhi literary monthly, 1967-1983
The South Asia Microform Project (SAMP) has acquired microfilm of the Ceylon Times for the period 1863–1907. The Ceylon Times was founded in 1846, becoming Times of Ceylon in 1883 as an evening daily. It was widely read by British officials and merchants as well as Ceylon’s elite.For more details, see the CRL catalog record for this title.
The South Asia Microform Project (SAMP) announces the availability of Rahbar-i Dakan, one of the most influential Urdu papers published in India, for the period 1925–46. SAMP preserved the rare and fragile paper from the collection of the Urdu Documentation Centre in Hyderabad. For more details, see the CRL catalog record for this title.