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Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access Project   printer-friendly-version
Program: Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access
Award Number: P337A050006
Grant Period: 10/01/2005 - 09/30/2010
World Area: Southeast Asia
Funding:
2005:  $195,000
2006:  $195,000
2007:  $195,000
2008:  $195,000
Total:  $780,000
Institution: Northern Illinois University
Project Director: Drew Vande Creek
Founders Memorial University Library
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
Tel: 8157537179
Fax: 8157532003
Email: c60dev1@wpo.cso.niu.edu
Web: sea.lib.niu.edu
 
Abstract:
Northern Illinois University Libraries, along with a consortium of U.S. institutions and international partners propose the creation of the Southeast Asia Digital Library. The Digital Library will provide access to research materials, bibliographic indexes, and support a wide range of research and teaching activities. To enhance interoperability between area studies digital libraries, the project is based on the model established by the Digital South Asia Library. It will employ standards developed and approved by American and international library organizations to provide free access to archives of textual, still image, sound, and video resources, covering both historical and current information from the region.

Nine constituent projects will create content and provide services for the Digital Library. Projects include providing access to bibliographic indexing; delivery of full-text articles in Thai; digitization of Thai palm leaf manuscripts, early printing in the languages of the region, and photographs and archives in Cambodia and the Philippines; and digitally archiving television programming from Indonesia and videos of interviews of former political prisoners in East Timor. Acting in concert with partners in the region, individuals representing leading Southeast Asian Studies programs at American universities will coordinate these projects. This effort will enable these programs to use available resources more efficiently by establishing a cooperative digital library rather than constructing unconnected pieces.

The Digital Library will amass substantial resources from Southeast Asia and provide free access for students, teachers, scholars, government officials, and many others with interest in the region.
 
Languages: Countries:
Burmese
Cebuano (Visayan)
Hmong
Indonesian
Khmer (Cambodian)
Khmer, Northern
Lao
Malay (Bahasa Melayu or Malaysian)
Thai
Vietnamese
Brunei
Burma
Cambodia
East Timor
Indonesia
Laos
Philippines
Thailand
 
Disciplines: Subjects:
Anthropology
Area studies
Geography
Global/international relations and studies
History
Library science
Political science
Religion
Religious studies
Sociology
Area Studies
Dissertation Research
Foreign Language Programs (Domestic)
Foreign Language Programs (Overseas)
Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)
Library
Research
Undergraduate Education
 
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