In 2023, the CRL community has convened to weave together CRL's global collections activities into a holistic program that leverages CRL's unique scale to build community-stewarded global collections in service to CRL members and the research enterprise they support. More information on this initiative and its timeline and deliverables can be found here.
In 2023, the CRL community is convening, in consultation with the Educopia Institute, to weave CRL's global collections activities together into a holistic strategy that leverages CRL's unique community, scale, and infrastructure to build community-stewarded global collections in service to research, and scholarship. More information on this initiative and its timeline and deliverables can be found here.
The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA), administered by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), has recently begun digitizing the Indian Newspaper Reports containing weekly translations and summaries of local Anglo-Indian and vernacular-language newspapers from the late nineteenth through the early twentieth century, from throughout South Asia.
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.
CRL’s six Area Materials Projects increasingly embrace digitization as a mechanism for preservation and access.
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.