Library Colloquia Series - Spring 2014
Free and open to the public.
The Main Library is wheelchair accessible via the south entrance. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling Susan Garmo at 517.884.6454 one week before an event. Requests received after that time will be met when possible.
Community Archives in the Digital Era: Creating the South Asian American Digital Archive
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
North Conference Room (W449)
Samip Mallick, South Asian American Digital Archive co-founder and Executive Director
Cosponsored by the Asian Studies Center, India Council, and Asian Pacific American Studies.
Since the organization's inception in 2008, SAADA has built a digital archive of over 1,600 discrete items, undertaken innovative initiatives like its First Days Project, and through outreach and educational programming has raised awareness about the rich history of South Asians in the United States. The SAADA website received nearly 200,000 visitors from around the world in the last year alone and the organization has been covered by the New York Times, NPR, BBC World Service, India Abroad and other publication both in the U.S. and in South Asia.
Samip Mallick, SAADA's co-founder and Executive Director, will share stories from the archive and the organization's unique approach to documenting and preserving community history.
This event is in coordination with another event happening evening of March 25: Digitizing the Diaspora: The South Asian American Digital Archive, 7 p.m., 303 International Center.