Current SEAM Projects

This page highlights current and new projects undertaken by SEAM and will include project summaries and updates. New project submissions are welcome. For summaries of past projects and indexes or guides to material, please visit the Guides to SEAM Collections.

Ambon Ekspres

Issues from February 2006 through September 2008 have been provided by the University of Hawaii for SEAM microfilming.  Hawaii was the only holding library of Ambon Ekspres in the US.  This Indonesian title was suspended in September 2008.

Borneo Mail

SEAM microfilmed Ohio University's holdings of Borneo Mail for 2001-2001.  This newspaper is published in the eastern part of Malaysia, which has a significant indigeous population and also tensions with the Kuala Lumpur-based central government. 

Cenderawasih Pos

The University of Hawaii at Manoa has contributed its holdings from 1999-2010 of Cenderawasih Pos, a newspaper from West Papua, Indonesia for microfilming.


SEAM has microfilmed Ohio University's holdings of this Malaysian newspaper for 1998-2010.  Harakah has a reputation for voicing political opposition in Malaysia, where traditionally newspaper content has been tightly controlled by the government.

Harian Sore Garuda

SEAM has microfilmed the years 1992–2005 of the Indonesian newspaper Harian Sore Garuda. This daily regional newspaper from Medan continued the Harian Garuda (a successor to the armed forces daily Harian angkatan bersenjata) and was published until February 2005. Copies of the newspaper were provided for microfilming from the collection of the University of Hawaii, the only holding library in the US.

Pos Maluku

This Indonesian daily newspaper from Eastern Indonesia has been microfilmed by SEAM.  The issues to be filmed include May 1991 - December 1994, when Pos Maluku ceased to publish.  Holdings are being provided by the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Radar Bogor

SEAM has been microfilming Radar Bogor for the years 1999-2011. This newspaper is published in the Bogor region of Indonesia and the holdings to be filmed come from the University of Michigan.

SEAM/Cornell University Southeast Asian Newspaper Project

SEAM and Cornell University are collaborating to microfilm a large body of Southeast Asian newspapers held in the John M. Echols Collection at Cornell. This four-year collaboration will result in more than 200 titles filmed. For more information on individual titles, please consult the CRL catalog.

SEAM/Luce Microfilming and Preservation Project in Vietnam

In October 1993, the Center for Research Libraries submitted a proposal on SEAM’s behalf to the Henry Luce Foundation for preservation microfilming activities of important historical material in Vietnam. The Luce Foundation awarded $180,000 to SEAM for this project in 1994; the Harvard Yenching Institute provided an additional $35,000 to support the purchase of camera equipment. Project funds have been used to purchase filming and processing equipment, support travel for researchers and consultants involved in negotiations and training with Vietnamese institutions, and pay for project staff engaged in the administration and duties of the project. The project aims to make specific materials available to U.S. researchers, while providing Vietnamese research institutions with the capacity for sustained preservation activities. More information and project updates can be found here.

Pos Maluku

SEAM Microfilms Pos Maluku

The Southeast Asia Microform Project (SEAM) has preserved issues from 1991 to 1994 of the Indonesian newspaper Pos Maluku. This title is published in the city of Ambon, in the Maluku province of Eastern Indonesia. In the early 2000s, Maluku experienced armed conflict between Muslims and Christians.