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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: 1 to 20 of 254

Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)
Oct-2018Pakistan: the causes and repercussions of the housing crisisHasan, Arif; Arif, Hamza
Aug-2018Mainstreaming adaptation benefits for Bangladesh’s freshwater ecosystemsReed, Hannah; Ali, Md. Liaquat; Islam, Md. Monirul; Hicks, Charlotte
2-Jun-2018Challenges and opportunities: plastic waste management in IndiaBhattacharya, R R N Sailaja; Chandrasekhar, Kaushik; Roy, Prateek; Khan, Ameen
Jun-2018Composite water management index: a tool for water managementNITI Aayog, Government of India
16-May-2018The long haul ahead for Myanmar’s Rohingya refugee crisis-
28-Feb-2018Countering Jihadist militancy in BangladeshInternational Crisis Group
Feb-2018Governance, equity and the green list: developing a multi-stakeholder and participatory governance assessment methodology for protected areasBooker, Francesca; Franks, Phil
Jan-2018Discrimination and violence against lesbian and bisexual women and transgender persons in NepalBlue Diamond Society
2018Annual report 2017-18Akanksha Foundation
2018Organizational background 2017-18Akanksha Foundation
2018Post-war livelihood trends in northern and eastern Sri-LankaSilva, Kalinga Tudor; Razaak, M.G.M.; Herath, Dhammika; Usoof-Thowfeek, Ramila
2018Sex ratio and vulnerability in northern and eastern provinces in Sri LankaSilva, Kalinga Tudor
2018An annotated bibliography on social issues in post-war Sri Lanka with particular reference to conflict-affected northern and eastern provincesSilva, Kalinga Tudor; Herath, Dhammika; Usoof-Thowfeek, Ramila; Thomas, Nikole Joseph
2018Breakup of community social structures in the war-affected northern and eastern provinces in Sri LankaHerath, Dhammika
2018No one was left: death and violence against the Rohingya in Rakhine state, MyanmarMédecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders)
2018Unlocking the green bond potential in IndiaAgarwal, Swati; Singh, Tamishka
2018Fact sheet on plastic waste in IndiaThe Energy and Resources Institute
7-Dec-2017Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis enters a dangerous new phaseInternational Crisis Group
Dec-2017Urban refugees in Delhi: refugee networks, faith and well-beingDutt Tiwari, Anubhav; Field, Jessica; Mookherjee, Yamini
Nov-2017Building resilience to climate change MGNREGS and climate-induced droughts in SikkimKaur, Nanki; Steinbach, Dave; Agarwal, Arun; Manuel, Celie