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World Digital Libraries- An International Journal
Year : 2020, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 43) Last page : ( 50)
Print ISSN : 0974-567X. Online ISSN : 0975-7597.
Article DOI : 10.18329/09757597/2020/13104

South Asian American Digital Archive: exploring digital reflections of South Asian Americans

Jan S.1, Ali A.2

1Doctoral Fellow, Department of Library, and Information Science, University of Kashmir, Hazaratbal, Srinagar-190006, Jammu and Kashmir, (E): sumaira.mattoo@gmail.com

2Research Scholar, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kashmir, Hazaratbal, Srinagar-190006, Jammu and Kashmir (E): asifalis100@gmail.com

Online published on 16 June, 2020.

Abstract

Rationale of the present article is to share the principal findings of the study ‘South Asian American Digital Archive: exploring digital reflections of South Asian Americans’ with the reader. The study revealed that majority of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) collection is related with freedom movement (13.5%), community media (8.10%), and arts (7.16%). In addition, preponderance (17.74%) of collection pertains to Amrjit Marwah materials. Mumtaz Katchlew emerges to be the most productive creator of SAADA's collection, contributing the highest number of items (86). Besides, California takes lead amongst the contributing states (with 40.54% contribution). It is also observed that maximum items are in the form of photograph. Besides, English emerges to be the preferred language of majority of resources available through SAADA. This study is first of its kind to explore the various facets of SAADA and will be beneficial for students, historians, faculty members, archivists, and documentalists to know and explore the digital cultural heritage pertaining to South Asian Americans.

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Keywords

SAADA, Digital archive, Collection, South Asian American.

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