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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 254

Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)
Nov-2017The health and environmental impact of coal mining in ChhattisgarhRinchin, Ms; Chatterjee, Prabir; Ganguli, Manan; Jana, Smarajit
Nov-2017Building resilience to climate change: MGNREGS and drought in JharkhandSteinbach, Dave; Kaur, Nanki; Manuel, Celie; Saigal, Sushil
Nov-2017Long-term implications of humanitarian responses: the case of ChennaiJain, Garima; Singh, Chandni; Coelho, Karen; Malladi, Teja
Nov-2017Water market actors in Dhaka: strengthening earthquake resilience and preparednessEnglish, Graeme; Campos, Luiza Cintra; Parkinson, Jonathan
Nov-2017Building resilience to climate change MGNREGS and climate-induced droughts in SikkimKaur, Nanki; Steinbach, Dave; Agarwal, Arun; Manuel, Celie
Oct-2017Urban planning in Banda Aceh: supporting local actors after the TsunamiYoseph-Paulus, Rahayu; Maynard, Victoria; Parker, Elizabeth; Garcia, David
Sep-2017Gender and Nepal's transition from warBaniya, Jeevan; Kharel, Sambriddhi; Thapa, Deepak; Ramsbotham, Alexander
Sep-2017A decade of BRICS: Indian perspectives for the futureSaran, Samir
Aug-2017Rethinking post-disaster relocation in urban IndiaJain, Garima; Singh, Chandni; Malladi, Teja
Jul-2017Air pollution and health in India: A review of the current evidence and opportunities for the futurePublic Health Foundation of India; Centre for Environmental Health
16-May-2017Sri Lanka’s transition to nowhereInternational Crisis Group
15-Feb-2017Pakistan: stoking the fire in KarachiInternational Crisis Group
Feb-2017Unnatural Offences : obstacles to justice in India based on sexual orientation and gender identityInternational Commission of Jurists
Jan-2017Red light dispatch [2017][Red light dispatch]
2017Naz Foundation (India) Trust annual reportsNaz Foundation (India) Trust
2017Freedom on the Net, BangladeshFreedom House
2017Childhood Enhancement through Training and Action (CHETNA) annual reportsChildhood Enhancement Through Training and Action (CHETNA)
2017South Asia Women's Fund annual reportsSouth Asia Women's Fund
2017Air pollution in India: impact, policy analysis and remedial measures by governmentsSwaniti Initiative
2017Bangladesh Jatka Marine conservation programme: case study Module 2Islam, Monirul; Mohammed, Essam Y