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South Asian Born-Digital NGO Reports Collection Project

South Asian Born-Digital NGO Reports Collection Project

An NYU project to identify, prioritize, archive, preserve and make discoverable and accessible to scholars curated elements of documentation from and about South Asia produced by government agencies, NGOs, think tanks, community organizations, research centers, underground groups, religious sects, political parties, women’s groups, social activists, human rights organizations, LGBTQ advocacy groups, and other content creators. These web pamphlets, online reports and documents, field notes, statistical documentation, think pieces, meeting proceedings, manifestos, party platforms, election campaign materials, activist materials, propaganda leaflets, posters and banners, etc. in the past would have been produced in print form, and could be selectively acquired by libraries to add to their research collections. But now, they are typically produced only on the web, where they are disseminated as ephemera. This kind of content is critical for historical and social science research, and to document the rise and evolution of social movements, but because the organizations themselves are often grassroots communities with little support, they devote their meager resources to their community work and creating the documentation, rather than archiving it or making it permanently accessible themselves. As a result, this is ephemeral content whose presence (and discoverability) on the web is often very unstable, unless collected and archived by the library community.

If not captured and preserved now, this material will disappear for current and future scholars. As an extension to the South Asian Studies collections at NYU Libraries, this born-digital documentation preservation project is presented as growing open-access resource for scholars everywhere.

For more information or to recommend contents for this collection, contact Aruna Magier, South Asia Librarian, NYU

Collection's Items: 21 to 40 of 251

Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)
Nov-2017Building resilience to climate change: MGNREGS and drought in JharkhandSteinbach, Dave; Kaur, Nanki; Manuel, Celie; Saigal, Sushil
Nov-2017Building resilience to climate change: MGNREGS, drought and flooding in OdishaSteinbach, Dave; Kaur, Nanki; Manuel, Celie; Saigal, Sushil
2016The challenged identities of the stateless RohingyaHinic, Olivera
2-Jun-2018Challenges and opportunities: plastic waste management in IndiaBhattacharya, R R N Sailaja; Chandrasekhar, Kaushik; Roy, Prateek; Khan, Ameen
Apr-2014The changing landscape of development assistanceDewan, Chitrangana; Patara, Shrashtant
19-Apr-2014Chennai Dost - LGBT Peer Counseling Report (April 2013 - March 2014)Sathyan, Ajay
2017Childhood Enhancement through Training and Action (CHETNA) annual reportsChildhood Enhancement Through Training and Action (CHETNA)
Feb-2015Clean energy powers local job growth in IndiaGhosh, Arunabha; Agrawal, Shalu
2015Climate friendly lifestyle practices in IndiaWWF-India
Dec-2016Collaborative action on soil fertility in South Asia: experiences from Bangladesh and NepalCook, Seth; Henderson, Chris; Kharel, Menila; Begum, Afsari
Jul-2014Competing for victimhood status: Northern Muslims and the ironies of post-war reconciliation, justice and developmentHaniffa, Farzana
Jun-2018Composite water management index: a tool for water managementNITI Aayog, Government of India
1986Constitutional guarantees: the unequal sexSarkar, Lotika
28-Feb-2018Countering Jihadist militancy in BangladeshInternational Crisis Group
2008CRY Fellowship Report: Digambar NarzaryNarzary, Digambar
4-May-2011Curry and Conversation: Lesbians in IndiaLeach, Anna
1998Custom, landownership and women: a colonial legislation in North IndiaJassal, Smita Tewari
Nov-2010Damming northeast India: juggernaut of hydropower projects theatens social and environmental security of regionVagholikar, Neeraj; Das, Partha J.
Jul-1999Dams, displacement, policy and law in IndiaHemadri, Ravi; Mander, Harsh; Nagaraj, Vijay
2009Darkness under lamps: urban slums and food entitlements in IndiaMander, Harsh; Manikandan, V.