Community Archives Digital Era

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (517) 884-0901
Samip Mallick, South Asian American Digital Archive co-founder and Executive Director. Cosponsored by the Asian Studies Center, India Council, and Asian Pacific American Studies. Since the organization\'s inception in 2008, SAADA has built a digital archive of over 1,600 discrete items, undertaken innovative initiatives like its First Days Project, and through outreach and educational programming has raised awareness about the rich history of South Asians in the United States. The SAADA website received nearly 200,000 visitors from around the world in the last year alone and the organization has been covered by the New York Times, NPR, BBC World Service, India Abroad and other publication both in the U.S. and in South Asia. Samip Mallick, SAADA\'s co-founder and Executive Director, will share stories from the archive and the organization\'s unique approach to documenting and preserving community history.n