Fwd: Re: [Consald-l] documenting human rights

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Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:43:57 +0000
From: James Simon
Subject: Re: [Consald-l] documenting human rights
To: "Rader, Mary R" ,

Thanks for this information, Mary. A nice feature is the ability to
filter by area of coverage. South Asia does not appear to be widely
represented. Perhaps folks already know of significant sites (a lot of
us maintain profiles for HR) or have faculty/scholars who can
recommend resources deserving of a longer life.

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From: "Rader, Mary R"
To: consald
Sent: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 15:00:30 GMT+00:00
Subject: [Consald-l] documenting human rights


As many of you are already well aware, the UT Libraries have been
actively engaged in documenting and preserving materials related to
human rights through the Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI,
see http://lib.utexas.edu/hrdi) . One part of that broad initiative
is to capture and archive web-based human rights documentation and
related content from human rights organizations and advocates across
the globe; the current collection of this activity can be accessed
here: http://archive-it.org/collections/1475. The HRDI archivists
know first-hand how important capturing and preserving this
information can be—over the past few years, 56 of the sites included
in the collection have either disappeared or ceased publishing which
reminds us how ephemeral human rights web publishing can be.

The HRDI archivists have recently put out a call for new websites to
archive, hence my message to you for your ideas. Sites should be
recommended based on the quality of unique information presented as
well as the perceived fragility/instability of the site. If you have
suggestions, please do submit them through the online recommendation
form: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/hr-website-nomination-form.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to
contact me or T-Kay Sangwand, the UT’s HRDI Archivist (I’m also happy
to discuss in person at Madison next week). We eagerly await your
ideas and suggestions.


Mary Rader
Global Studies Coordinator / South Asia Librarian
University of Texas Libraries
The University of Texas at Austin

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