March 28: South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) Frequently Asked Questions Event

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The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) will be hosting a live FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) event on Tuesday, March 28 at 1 PM ET via zoom. We invite anyone interested in South Asia or digital archival collections to join us. 

The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) is a free, open access collection of primary source materials related to the study of South Asia. SAOA (pronounced saa-waa) has a growing collection of digitized materials, currently totaling  over thirty-thousand items and a million pages of content in English and dozens of other languages. 

If you would like to learn more about the South Asia Open Archives, please register to attend this informal event. Additional details are below:

South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) | Frequently Asked Questions Informational Event

On Tuesday, March 28 at 1 PM ET, three members of the SAOA Outreach Working Group—Amina Malik (Outreach Assistant for SAOA and master’s degree student at the University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Elizabeth Lhost (South Asia Digital Librarian at the Center for Research Libraries), and Laura Ring (Southern Asian Studies Librarian at the University of Chicago)—will be live on zoom to answer your questions about the South Asia Open Archives! 

We’ll start the conversation with some basics (What is SAOA? How does it work? etc.) and then will dive into questions and curiosities from the audience.

We welcome your questions before, during, and after the event. Email us at, find us on Twitter (@SouthAsiaOA), or send us your questions during registration.

Register to join us on zoon: 

Tuesday, March 28 | 1 PM ET | 12 PM CT | 11 AM MT | 10 AM PT 

Via zoom: 

Please note that given the timing of this event, we plan to hold another event (date and time TBA) to accommodate attendees in South Asia and other time zones. All are welcome to attend.