THE ARCHIVE AND ACCESS PROJECT

Aims to set up a consortium of archives and libraries in India with the purpose of catalogue-sharing and eventual sharing of full text digitized resources. [Please note that while we cannot fund full text digitization we can direct interested institutions to grant-making organizations.]

>> In order to facilitate catalogue-sharing, we hold basic workshops in digital cataloguing for librarians, as well as provide server space for an online shared catalogue.

>> A consortium will emerge through regular meetings with librarians, archivists and policy makers from institutions in different parts of the country. The consortium will abide by fair use and mutually agreeable public access policies.

>> Provide technical and other advice to libraries and institutions on document conservation and digitization.

WHAT'S THE IMPORTANCE OF A CONSORTIUM?

>> It serves a community of local scholars such as schools and colleges who would otherwise not have access to these resources.

>> Reduces the cost of archiving by avoiding duplication of digitized material. Participating institutions can avail of the entire holding from the database at a discounted rate or on the basis of exchange.

WHO WE ARE

Abhijit Bhattacharya
Aparna Balachandran
Rochelle Pinto

what else we do

Critically examine archiving practices and policies in state and private archives to develop ideas about ownership and use; facilitate public conversations among specialists
and users on these issues.

WHO WE ARE
publicarchives.wordpress.com

Archive & Access is supported by the Jamsetji Tata Trust and housed at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore Technical and legal support provided by the Centre for Internet and Society and Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore

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