||Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access
||10/01/2005 - 09/30/2010
||Northern Illinois University
Drew Vande Creek|
Founders Memorial University Library
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
|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.
Malay (Bahasa Melayu or Malaysian)
Global/international relations and studies
Foreign Language Programs (Domestic)
Foreign Language Programs (Overseas)
Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)