[INDOLOGY] Press Release re: SAMP Open Archives Initiative

Harry Spier hspier.muktabodha at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 18:10:33 EDT 2016


Are there any plans (or possibility) that SAMP will make available on-line
the "Indological Series on Microfilm" photographed by U. of Chicagao,
Harvard and Oriental and the British Library in the 1990's..

 I see that both Harvard and U. of Chicago are SAMP members.

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/su/southasia/i-series.html
http://library.columbia.edu/locations/global/virtual-libraries/sarai/indolseries.html



Thanks,
Harry Spier

On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 5:15 PM, Donald R Davis <drdj at austin.utexas.edu>
wrote:

> Press Release re: SAMP Open Archives Initiative
>
> Please share widely
>
>
> The newly established SAMP Open Archives initiative creates and maintains
> 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.
>
>
>
> The Open Archives initiative (OAi) will address needs in all academic
> disciplines, from the humanities through the sciences.  With an initial
> emphasis on colonial-era materials from South Asia, a carefully curated
> collection of resources will fill gaps in available online collections.
> Several criteria will be used to select and prioritize resources for
> digitization, including:
>
>
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> ·         Value to research;
>
> ·         Utility for a broad population of users;
>
> ·         Uniqueness (not available through other credible, sustainable
> sources);
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> ·         At risk – due to condition, environmental or sociopolitical
> factors, or other threats;
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> ·         Complementarity to other resources.
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> The SAMP OAi currently has twenty-three members from North America and
> South Asia.  Institutions interested in becoming members can find
> additional information about the initiative and membership here
> <https://www.crl.edu/samp-open-archives-initiative>.
>
>
>
> The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is the administrative home of the
> SAMP OAi and is now seeking a creative and self-directed professional to
> coordinate the initiative. In addition to developing, implementing and
> administering the program, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for
> outreach and participating in initiatives that leverage program results for
> the purpose of expanding the Open Archives initiative and sources of
> program funding.
>
>
>
> Qualified candidates will have (among other requirements) proven
> experience in developing and implementing digital projects, program
> management and teambuilding skills, a successful track record in developing
> funding proposals, communication and web authoring experience, and
> demonstrated foreign language capability and knowledge of South Asia, South
> Asian languages, culture, history, and geography.
>
>
>
> Full position posting may be found at:
> http://www.crl.edu/about/employment/program-coordinator
>
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> June 9, 2016
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> ______________________________________________
> Mary Rader
>
> Global Studies Coordinator / South Asia Librarian
> University of Texas Libraries
> The University of Texas at Austin
>
> http://www.lib.utexas.edu/about/distinct/globalstudies
>
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