We regret to inform users that this resource is no longer available. The site has been withdrawn as the technologies which it is built with have reached end-of-life.

An archived version of the site is available at https://wayback.archive-it.org/all/20190930070015/http://satoe.bodley.ox.ac.uk/

Last update to original site:
12 November 2001

Date withdrawn:
15 April 2020

Please contact digitalsupport@bodleian.ox.ac.uk with any questions.

Preface from the original site

Mapping the National Collection of South Asian Official Publications

The official publications of South Asia are essential primary sources for the study of the region and are an important resource for international and comparative studies in the humanities and the social sciences.

Introduction: About SATOE

The impetus for South Asia through Official Eyes, SATOE, came from the recognition that there is currently no easy access to information about acquisition policies for post- independence South Asian official publications. This has implications for collection development decisions, such as duplication and gaps in the national collection.

The South Asia through Official Eyes project is intended to develop a co-ordinated collection policy, thereby countering the trend of libraries making purchasing decisions in isolation.

SAOP, the South Asian Official Publications Libraries Group, was launched in September 1999 in recognition of the challenges posed by this material. A consortium of five institutions was formed out of SAOP, with the University of Oxford acting as the lead institute. In addition to the project partners, SATOE will consult with external advisers, whose expertise and interest in the subject area will further help to guide the project.

The SAOP email-list is called SAOPLIB-UK. Contact the JISCmail service if you wish to subscribe and participate in discussions about South Asian publications.