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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

18 July 2010

[India:] Archive & Access [Project]

18 Jul 2010

Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, India

Supplied note:
"There is little public information about the holdings and collections of libraries and archives in India, particularly those that are not large or prominent enough to appear in existing databases. The Archive and Access project invites you to contribute information about these institutions and help to build a public, easily accessible database. For more details, please look at:
The Archive and Access project aims to set up a consortium of libraries and archives with a online joint catalogue; to build an online directory of significant archival collections in India; and to make available full text selections contributed by historians. It also tries to facilitate public discussions about archival practices and policies and to develop ideas about ownership and use. -
Rochelle Pinto, Aparna Balachandran, Abhijit Bhattacharya."

"This project enables small archives, libraries and private collections in India to place their catalogues online and enter into agreements for resource sharing. It provides access to full text online historical collections contributed by individual researchers."

Site contents:
* Introducing Archives and Access (The Archive and Access Project, What's The Importance of a Consortium?, Who We Are, What Else We Do);
* Announcements;
* Past events;
* Directory of archives & libraries ([Institution, Contacts, Collections, Information, Contributor detail]:
N O R T H India: Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand,
S O U T H India: Andaman and Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry,
E A S T India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal,
W E S T India: Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra);
* Catalogue search [in Jul 2010, search could be made only across the catalogue of South Asian Institute for Advanced Christian Studies, Bangalore - ed.];
* Full text collections [in Jul 2010 - under construction];
* Contact us;
* Blog ["Indian historians discuss public archives publicly"]
(# Recent Posts: The Delhi State Archives, The Inalienable Right to the Archives -- Entering the Capital, Documents in the Time of Democracy, Digitisation and Private Records--The Case of the Regional Archive, Note on Survey and Procurement of Indian Language Materials, Shahid Amin.
# Blog Authors: Abhijit Bhattacharya, CSSS, Calcutta, Aparna Balachandran, IIT Madras, Rochelle Pinto, CSCS, Bangalore.
# Institutional Archives: Archives of Indian Labour, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, CSCS Library and Media Archive, International Institute of Social History, Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya, School of Cultural Texts and Records, [SAVIFA] The Virtual Library South Asia at the University of Heidelberg,
# Open Access: Digital Library of India, Digital South Asia Library, European Cultural Heritage Online, Frontier: Full text documents, Inflibent (University Grants Commission), Interview with Harvard librarian Robert Darnton, Liberation: Full text documents, News from the open access movement, Porichoy -- full text documents, Virtual Library of South Asia, University of Heidelberg, Yet Another Reason for Institutional OA Mandates.
# Other Useful Links: archive.org, Libraries, Libraries and Archives in South Asia -- Wiki, National Manuscripts Mission, UNESCO Convention 2005.
# Private Archives: Adyar Library and Research Centre, Chennai, Godrej Archive, Mumbai, Roja Muthiah Research Library, Chennai, United Theological College, Bangalore.
# State Archives: Asiatic Library, Mumbai, Connemara Public Library, Chennai, Karnataka State Archives, Bangalore, Khuda Bakhsh, Patna, National Archives of India, New Delhi, National Library, Kolkata, Saraswati Mahal Library, Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu State Archives, Chennai.
# Useful Articles: Archive and Aspiration, Global Commons).

URL http://publicarchives.org/

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: Deborah Sutton (d.sutton--at--lancaster.ac.uk), forwarded by h-asia--at--h-net.msu.edu

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Study / News / Online Guide
* Publisher [academic - business - government - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
V. Useful
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000
- under 1,000 - under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 30

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com