South Asia Open Archives: A Cooperative Library Project

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South Asia Open Archives: A Cooperative Library Project

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Carleton College, Leighton 304

Registration for Carleton and St. Olaf faculty and staff:
Lunch will be provided.

Mary Rader (South Asia Librarian, University of Texas at Austin) and Judy Alspach (Area Studies Program Manager, Center for Research Libraries) will be giving a talk titled “South Asia Open Archives: A Cooperative Library Project to make South Asia Content Freely Accessible,” in which they describe the mission and accomplishments of the South Asia Open Archives (SAOA), a recently constituted collaborative effort to digitize and make openly accessible research material from and about South Asia.

SAOA currently has 23 member libraries in North America and South Asia, and aims to include its members in decision-making about the project. Rader and Alspach will explore how material from South Asia has been collected and digitized by libraries, scholars, and vendors and how SAOA is working to provide important resources to the research community in a thoughtful and principled way.

To read more about this and other upcoming events in the series, please visit the Future of Publishing website. For questions, please contact Jason Paul ( The Future of Publishing Series is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge grant, and cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts (CILA) at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching (LTC) at Carleton.


December 7
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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