January 19, 2022

South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) to Digitize Indian Newspaper Reports for Open Access

From the Center for Research Libraries:

The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA), administered by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), has recently begun digitizing the Indian Newspaper Reports containing weekly translations and summaries of local Anglo-Indian and vernacular-language newspapers from the late nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, from throughout South Asia. The digitization of 110 microfilm reels held by CRL will make approximately 150,000 pages publicly available.

The digitization is taking place at the facilities of SAOA partner the Roja Muthiah Research Library (RMRL) in Chennai, India, and the resulting files will be freely available on SAOA’s open-access platform in early 2019.


The Indian Newspaper Reports consist of a wide range of titles, such as:

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See Also: South Asia Open Archives Digitizes Historical Material (September 11, 2017)

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