VALA2020 Session 6 Heterick

Connecting primary sources and secondary literature: the South Asian Open Archive (SAOA) and JSTOR collaboration

Tuesday 11 February 2020, 2:45 – 3:15

Bruce Heterick
  • Ithaka

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In late 2018, JSTOR and the South Asia Open Archive (SAOA) began a collaboration to bring to light rare and unique materials from and about South Asia as an open access collection on the JSTOR platform. The SAOA collection was formally launched in October 2019 and in its first sixty days on the JSTOR platform, has had nearly 10,000 visitors from over 2,000 institutions in 134 countries. This paper discusses the discovery and research impacts that are being evaluated by connecting primary source materials with the secondary literature (journals and books) on the same platform and by getting this important scholarly content “in the flow” of researchers and out of its silos.

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