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South African boost for Gandhian digital archive project - Daily News & Analysis

South African boost for Gandhian digital archive project - Daily News & Analysis | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"An MoU has been signed here between India and South Africa for digital images of the copies of 'Indian Opinion', a newspaper established by Mahatma Gandhi, to provide an authentic open source archive on the iconic leader's life and times."


"Gandhi's public life began in South Africa and no archive or assessment of his contribution could ever be complete without a comprehensive view on his South African years. No library or archive in India, including the National Archives in New Delhi or the National Library at Kolkata have a complete, unbroken set of 'Indian Opinion'. The signing of the MOU will boost the plans of the GHP in its inaugural phase to have about five hundred thousand pages of material related to Gandhi." 

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Great initiative!

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India to link 9000 libraries: PM

"NEW DELHI: India will modernise and digitally link nearly 9,000 libraries across the country in a bid to provide readers access to books and information, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said ..."

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New sound archive collates 100-year-old voices from India - Zee News

New sound archive collates 100-year-old voices from India - Zee News | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Vikram Sampath:

New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi's speech caught on gramophone during his 1931 visit to England now shares space with classical music legend M S Subhalakshmi's song, recorded when she was just nine, in a new virtual archive.

The Archive of Indian Music (AIM), set to be formally launched on July 30, is an online compilation of vintage gramaphonic records of speeches, songs, plays etc dating as far back as 1902. 

"This is a private initiative, a non profit trust where we source oldest rarest gramophone records like old ghazals, speeches of leaders, theatre recordings, folk music etc and digitise it for free access by laymen," Vikram Sampath, founder AIM said. 

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Digitising of the gramaphone records for archival purposes. Interesting!

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LIS Links : A Virtual Community of Indian LIS Professionals

LIS Links : A Virtual Community of Indian LIS Professionals | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
LIS Links is the India’s Largest Social Network for Library and Information Science Professionals with 6,100+ members.
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