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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Savifa - The Virtual Library South Asia
10 Dec 2006

DFG-Projekt "Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Suedasien", Suedasien-Institut / Bibliothek Im Neuenheimer, Heidelberg, Germany

"The information gateway for South Asia Studies, which offers you a comprehensive access to professionally selected and annotated internet resources as well as other scientific information."

Supplied note:
"Savifa offers access to information and literature from and about South Asia as a subject gateway within the broad range of the regional sciences. So far the following elements are available: * SavifaGuide: [...] Up to now 1300 resources have been catalogued and annotated in SavifaGuide; mostly in English, but also in many Indian languages, e.g. Urdu, Bengali/Assamese and Tamil. * SavifaDok: an [Open Access - ed.] electronic platform for publishing and archiving academic literature in the field of South Asian studies. [...] We publish books, articles and research papers as well as multi media documents. * OLC-SSG South Asia: a bibliographical article database which provides access to table of contents of about 220 journals relevant to the study and research on culture, politics and languages of South Asia. The journals are usually indexed back to the year 1993. [...] * Acquisition lists: our monthly lists inform you about new acquisitions of the South Asia Institute's library. [...] For all these and other services we offer to the South Asian research community, please visit our website at [the URL below] - nm &rg.]

Site contents:
* New (Newsletter, New Acquisitions); * Search (Metasearch, SavifaGuide, OLC-Article Databases, E-Journals, Document Server); * Interactive (Publishing, Directory of South Asian Scholars, Suggest a Website, Comments); * About Savifa (Special Subject Collection, Project Description, Publications).


[A bi-lingual (DE, EN) site - ed.]

Internet Archive ( [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by:
Nicole Merkel ( and Robby Geyer (, forwarded by

* Resource type [news/comments - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Study/Online Guide
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 100

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