(13 Sep 2022) It can remain challenging for subject librarians who represent smaller programs to effectively advocate for robust digitization of their archival materials. This challenge is even more important to address when the materials in question originate from voices historically underrepresented in the archives, such as Southeast Asian communities. When selecting materials for digitization, how can a single institution ensure equity among subject areas while still serving a patron base as wide-ranging as that of an academic library? The Southeast Asia Digital Library (SEADL) offers a unique approach to answering this question.
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