Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
South Asia Open Archives: A Cooperative Library Project to make South Asia Content Freely Accessible
Leighton 304, Carleton College

Mary Rader (South Asia Librarian, University of Texas at Austin) and Judy Alspach (Area Studies Program Manager, Center for Research Libraries) will 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. In their December 7 discussion at Carleton, 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.

This event is open to faculty and staff from Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Register for this event.

This event is part of the Future of Publishing series, organized by the Carleton and St. Olaf libraries, generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Broadening the Bridge grant, and cosponsored by the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching (LTC) at Carleton and the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts (CILA) at St. Olaf.


Please contact pauljn@stolaf.edu for details.