Working Groups

Members of the SAMP Open Archives intitiative are encouraged to get involved in the project by joining one of SAMP OAi's Working Groups.  These three Working Groups are standing bodies of the SAMP OAi and report to the SAMP OAi Executive Board.  They work in close consultation with the SAMP OAi Program Coordinator and each other.

The Working Group on Digitization provides recommendations to the Executive Board on all matters associated with SAMP OAi's core mission of digitizing resources for open access.  These include, but are not limited to, selection of titles for inclusion, approaches to copyright clearance for titles, consultation with the Working Group on Infrastructure regarding all technical specifications and standards (for example digitization and metadata), and contracting digitization work along with the creation of associated metadata.

The Working Group on Funding provides recommendations to the Executive Board on all matters associated with the financial well-being of the SAMP OAi.  These include, but are not limited to, fundraising from external sources, development of cash flow projects, and solicitation of new members.

The Working Group on Infrastructure provides recommendations to the Executive Board on all matters associated with the supporting framework of the SAMP OAi.  These include, but are not limited to, administration, staffing, strategic partnerships, standards for digitization and metadata, computing and other technology required for the OAi mission, the initiative's Web presence, and intellectual property rights associated with resources.

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.