Organisation: Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Country : INDIA
Website : www.eap.bl.uk/database/results.a4d?uid=-10085764445;random=41
The project team identified and surveyed all publications published prior to 1950 from these 20 libraries and prioritised eight libraries. As retrieving “all” printed literature is almost an impossible task, the team eliminated all fictions and then prioritised books published on specific subjects, such as, regional history, education, religion, Indian philosophy, medicine and others areas based on the queries it receives from scholars and in consultation with some members of the CSSSC faculty. This project created a huge database of 26,579 books in these eight libraries. The current project, also supported by the EAP and nominated (EAP 341) for Manthan Awards, shortlisted 3700 unique and endangered books and copied them during the period 2010 and 2012. Now the entire archive, one of largest among Bengali language materials, has been uploaded by the British Library on the Endangered Archives Programme server and is available for unrestricted online access.
Organisation: National Informatics Centre, Odisha State centre
Country : India
Website : www.odishamuseum.nic.in
Country : Pakistan
Website : www.thepashto.com
Language: English, Pashto
The auto suggestion feature allows any novice to select the requisite word or phrase in English/Pashto to find-out meanings of that very word, and to get closely related word/phrase of the entry searched for. Also, Unicode compliant TTF fonts are installed in the website so that user can easily differentiate between words and their meanings. There are several other Pashto dictionaries online but thePashto.com has certain unique features. It allows three way searching (English, Pashto, Roman), it has an embedded Pashto keyboard, auto suggestions facility, pre-Installed Pashto fonts (Unicode), related words facility, phonetics and user dashboard to add/edit & delete words. The dictionary can be accessed by Android phones while other phones can access through browser.