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.
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.