Digitising documents of Tamil culture a unique experiment – The Hindu

The Hindu – February 23, 2017

Project aims to locate vulnerable documents in private homes and small institutions

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S.Ponnarasu presenting DATAH. February 2017

Historians, anthropologists and researchers dug deep into the importance of preservation and digitisation of documents and its relevance to various aspects of Tamil culture at the inauguration of a three-day seminar organised by the Department of Social Sciences of French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) here .

Most of the documents collected from various parts of Tamil Nadu were digitised through a five-year project launched by the Department of Social Sciences and funded by the British Library’s endangered archives programme Arcadia.

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