May 22, 2022

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) and East View Information Services Launch, “Southeast Asian Newspapers”; Fifth Open Access Collection of Titles Digitized Under Global Press Archive CRL Alliance

From the Center For Research Libraries:

The Center for Research Libraries and East View Information Services have launched Southeast Asian Newspapers, the fifth open access collection of titles digitized under the Global Press Archive CRL Alliance. Southeast Asian Newspapers follows Imperial Russian Newspapers, Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers, Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers, and Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers, the Alliance’s first five open access collections. Southeast Asian Newspapers adds to the growing body of open access material available in the Global Press Archive, by virtue of support from Center for Research Libraries members and other participating institutions.

The Southeast Asian Newspapers collection encompasses over 265,000 digitized pages from 65 publications, including: Gia định báo (the first Vietnamese newspaper, published in Saigon from 1865–1910), Nagara vatta (the first Cambodian-language newspaper), and Bramartani (a weekly newspaper from Surakarka, Indonesia), among others.

Southeast Asian Newspapers is part of the Global Press Archive CRL Alliance(link is external), a multiyear flagship collaboration between the Center for Research Libraries and East View Information Services to deliver nine collections of up to 4.5 million pages of content, with 3 million pages available open access. In addition to five open access collections, three in-copyright collections are currently available under the auspices of the Alliance: El Caribe Digital Archive(link is external), East African Newspapers(link is external), and Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers.

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