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South Asia Commons
South Asia Archive is a landmark collection of 4.5 million pages from across the Indian subcontinent from 1700 to 1953, originally collected by the South Asian Research Foundation (SARF). It’s the largest collection of books, journals, and documents from the region, covering India, Pakistan, Burma, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. While the vast majority of the content is presented in English language, and thus ...
Portico is a service of the not-for-profit organization ITHAKA. Portico preserves digital publications such as e-journal articles, e-books, and digitized historical collections. Portico maintains that content in a "dark," or offline archive, to be made accessible to eligible libraries if and when the content becomes unavailable from its publisher. The purpose of Portico is to protect library and publisher investment in e-content by ensuring the long-term accessibility of that content to their communities.
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