Community Archives in the Digital Era: Creating the South Asian American Digital Archive
(Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)
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.
Cosponsored by the MSU Asian Studies Center