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CONSALD, the Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation, is organized as a committee of the South Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, Inc. The primary objective of the Committee is the development of North American library resources on South Asia. The Committee shall facilitate library cooperation, collection development, bibliographic control, access and preservation to benefit the use of South Asian research and teaching materials.

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FW: [consald] CONSALD Dinner Results


I'm game if others feel the same. Consensus?

From: Gary Hausman []
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 4:33 PM
To: James Simon
Subject: Re: [consald] CONSALD Dinner Results

Might there be interest in postponing dinner until after Wendy Doniger's address?

UPDATE: There has been a change in the Opening Keynote Address speaker.

We are pleased to announce the Thursday night opening Keynote Address will now be delivered by:

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[consald] CONSALD Dinner Results


Thanks for your responses. We will have about 14 people join us for dinner (not too late to sign on!). Thanks to our local host's recommendations, we will meet around 6:00 at:

Minar Palace Indian Restaurant
1304 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

It's a few short blocks from the conference hotel.

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CONSALD Meeting 3/27/2014


CONSALD will host its annual business meeting on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 1:00-5:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the University of Pennsylvania Library. Details below.

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[consald] CONSALD Election Results



I am pleased to announce the results of the CONSALD Executive Board election. In a VERY competitive election, the two top candidates you elected to serve as members-at-large are:

* Edward Proctor

* Mara Thacker

They will begin their three-year terms immediately following the Annual Meeting next week. Please join me in congratulating our colleagues, and my sincere thanks to everyone who volunteered to serve.


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[consald] FW: LOC-Delhi update


Cross-posted with permission.

From: To Conduct Business of the South Asia Cooperative [mailto:SACAP@LISTSERV.LOC.GOV] On Behalf Of Laila Mulgaokar
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 3:06 AM

Dear Colleagues,

During this year LOC-Delhi will be undergoing significant changes. I have attached a report on the office as well as other data pertinent to your collections and to the Co operative Collections Development workshops.

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[consald] Book available



I just found a copy of this book that was deaccessioned some time ago but
not disposed of. It is from 1950 and not widely held, so I wanted to offer
it to any of you before sending it off to the great library in the sky. If
you want it, reply with your name and address and I'll ship it to the first
respondent. If I don't hear anything in a week, its gone.


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[consald] PDF collections and access; coordinated collecting?



Gary mentioned that Columbia is now planning to implement selective PDF archiving from the web. It is very encouraging to see that more research libraries are joining this trend of archiving academically useful documents and reports from the web and making them discoverable and accessible as library collections. I have been concerned about how much basically ephemeral content of this type is out there on the web for South Asian studies that has not been collected by libraries.

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