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03 August 2022

EAP Regional Hub Event at Jadavpur University, 14 September 2022

In 2021, the British Library launched a project to establish a network of institutional hubs as a framework for local training and outreach work. We are very happy to announce that the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, Kolkata has been chosen as the EAP Regional Hub for South Asia. The SCTR has been associated with eight EAP projects. As a Regional Hub, it will carry out activities through a series of workshops in collaboration with the British Library. 

Workshop on 14 September 2022 

The first workshop will take place on Wednesday 14 September 2022. We welcome individuals, institutions and organisations in South Asia who are interested in applying for EAP grants and understanding the nature of a digitisation project workflow. We especially encourage first-time applicants to attend this workshop. All applicants are requested to write a paragraph or two about why they wish to participate. 

The workshop will be held in hybrid mode, i.e. in-person at Jadavpur University and online. The workshop will feature instructional videos by British Library staff, which will give an overview of caring for items before and during digitisation as well as imaging equipment and standards. In-person speakers will include past EAP grant holders from the School who will share their experience and expertise and provide practical instruction on various aspects of digitisation. 

Please note that while participation in the workshop is free, no financial support can be provided for travel, board and lodging. 

RSVP and any queries: [email protected] 

Last date for enrolment: 22 August 2022 

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Digitisation for the project EAP1247 "Songs of the Old Madmen: Recovering Baul Songs from the Note-Books of 19th and 20th Century Bengali Saint-Composers", where SCTR, Jadavpur University acted as the Archival Partner.