Proposals

SAOA is developing carefully curated thematic research collections in various languages by digitizing key print and microfilm holdings supplied by our cooperative network of Member Institutions across South Asia and the U.S. The Digitization Working Group encourages scholars and members of the public to use the online suggestion form to submit suggested resources for inclusion in SAOA. Please contact Neel Agrawal (South Asia Digital Librarian) with any questions or clarifications on using the form, or on any other query related to suggested items.

SAOA prioritizes the following types of out-of-copyright material for digitization:

  1. Official Publications
    • Gazetteers and Census Reports

    • Statistical and Annual Reports

  2. Serials and Newspapers
  3. Literary and Monographic Sources
  4. Non-Governmental Publications

Featured: Kaiser-I-Hind

Founded in 1882 in Bombay, Kaiser-I-Hind was the voice of the fledgling Indian National Congress and the Parsi community in the 19th and 20th centuries and is now available in the World Newspaper Archive’s new South Asian module.