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South Asia | Electronic Resources for the study of Southern Asia
Electronic Resources for the study of Southern Asia
The Southern Asia Collection and the University of Chicago have been involved in the development of a number of online resources and databases related to South Asia, including:

Digital South Asia Library (DSAL)
The Digital South Asia Library is a repository of digital materials for reference and research, including maps, images, statistics, etc. It also has links to relevant bibliographies, books and journals and other internet resources.

Digital Dictionaries of South Asia (DDSA)
The Digital Dictionaries of South Asia (DDSA) contains searchable online dictionaries for twenty-six of the modern literary languages of South Asia.

South Asia Union Catalog (SAUC)
South Asia Union Catalog (SAUC) aims to be a comprehensive historical bibliography describing books and periodicals published in South Asia from 1556 to the present.

Official Publications of India
The Library houses one of the world's most extensive collections of official publications of India. These are government documents related to colonial South Asia and Burma. The University's holdings include more than 20,000 volumes of the complete set on deposit from the British Library. The University of Chicago maintains a searchable database of the Official Publications of India.

HathiTrust was conceived as a collaboration of the thirteen universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for these universities to archive and share their digitized collections. Partnership is open to all who share this grand vision.

Relevant resources developed by other institutions include:

The Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC) is engaged in the digital preservation (scanning) of Tibetan Buddhist literature and providing access to the literature. Their Digital Library is comprised of a vast archive of digital images from the scanning operations, totaling over 4 million pages of texts.

The Digital Colonial Documents Project (India) is intended to promote study of the rare seminal documents which were influential in the formation of the notions of nation, state and culture during the colonial period. The project makes available rare colonial documents as searchable internet documents.

Digital Library of India proposes to create a Digital Library with a free-to-read, searchable collection of one million books, predominantly in Indian languages.