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Asu-Magh 544;  Oct 2012-Jan 2013 PDL Newsletter

Thank you to our supporters and donors for helping us raise funds for PDL Headquarters.

We are grateful to our supporters for their generous support of PDL's digitization efforts for future generations! PDL appreciates your contributions to help us raise enough for PDL's building fund. The construction activity is in full swing and we are hopeful to start operations from our new office by Vaisakhi of 2013. Kindly accept our gratitude.

"Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings."
                                                     -- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As an old year paves way for a new, it provides us a moment of introspection so that we can contemplate what went right and what could have been bettered and how we can take our next step in a more meaningful way.

Panjab Digital Library is all set to intensify its efforts in direction of preserving the heritage of Panjab. We can look at the past as a foundation that gave us a platform to preserve our rich heritage. The time will tell what the future has in store for us. We shall continue to seek your innovative inputs to be able to strengthen our endeavours for taking this task to the next level.

In this Issue
  • The Digital Scorecard
  • Treasures the Obscure
  • Adopt-A-Book
  • Support PDL
  • Thank You!
  • The Digital Scorecard
    Documents digitized from Oct'12 to Jan'13
    pile of books
    Manuscripts   557
    Books   1699
    Magazines   204
    Photographs   1652
    Pamphlets   214
    Documents   102
    Total pages   4,59,158

    We'll keep you updated with our progress every month, but don't just stop at the numbers! Visit PanjabDigitalLibrary.org and browse through a slice of history!

    Treasures the Obscure

    pile of books We sometimes find something very precious at a location where it is least likely and it can just be imagined how good one must feel upon such a revelation. Parminder Singh shares a story how Panjab Digital Library came across some hidden treasure in the obscure villages of the sleepy town of Aurangabad in Maharashtra.


    We would like to present to our book-loving readers the opportunity to have a say in the selection and digitization of the books that PDL uploads for online public access.

    Click here to access a list of books that are available and ready for digitization. When you adopt a book at PDL, you sponsor the costs associated with digitization and accessibility, and through this gift, you make it available to the world!

    The costs are detailed for each book on the list. You can also send in a list of books of your choice, pay for its digitization and we will locate and digitize them to include in Panjab Digital Library database for all even future generations to read them.

    If you're interested, but not sure which title to sponsor, we're featuring three books here we think it would be most excellent to find sponsors for:

    Be a part of the digitization process; adopt a book for digitization...

    The Hindu View of Life Book $29 Adopt
    Bhai Nand Lal Granthavali Book $54 Adopt
    Gurbani Sangeet Book $82 Adopt
    Anand Sikhiya Book $4 Adopt
    Gyani Gyan Singh Book $29 Adopt

    Support PDL
    1. Spread awareness. Tell more people about us. Send the link to this newsletter, to our website, to our Facebook!
    2. Use the vast resources of PDL for an article, a research project or an academic paper you're writing, or just to satisfy your curiosity!
    3. Donate. This makes us believe that you are one with us in our efforts to preserve the heritage for generations to come. Donate generously.
    4. Submit documents for digitization. Enrich our collection and the world's understanding of the Panjab and her people. Submissions are returned after digitization.
    Thank You!
    Without your contributions to PDL, this organization's progress would be virtually impossible!

    PDL thank you all on achieving the support required for completion of the new building by mid-April this year. Without your support it would not have been possible for PDL to reach this milestone.

    We'd like to thank our contributors:

    • $35,000                Harinder Singh & Gurpreet Kaur, USA
    • $25,000                5 Rivers Foundation USA
    • $15,000                Navinderdeep Singh Nijher & Sukhbir Nijjer, USA
    • $5,001                  Arpinder Kaur & Pritpal Singh, USA
    • $5,001                  Emerald Eagles LP DBA Travelodge, USA
    • $5,000                  Dr Nirmal Kang, Canada
    • $5,000                  Gurpal Singh Bindra, USA
    • $5,000                  Jaswinder Singh Chadha & Anupreet Kaur Chadha, USA
    • $5,000                  Satvinder Singh & Ranju Singh, USA
    • Rs. 2,50,000         Deepika Sawhney, New Delhi
    • $3,000                  Arinder Chadha, USA
    • $2,500                  Dr Jotinder S Mann, Canada
    • $2,500                  Dr SPS Narang, Canada
    • $2,500                  Parminder Singh, Canada
    • $2,500                  Share Services Management, USA
    • $2,500                  Sirtaz Sibia & Kamalpreet Kaur Sibia, USA
    • $2,100                  Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Inc., USA
    • $2,000                  Arvinder Singh Kochar, Canada
    • $2,000                  Dr Shailinder Bhullar Opt Corp, Canada
    • Rs. 1,00,000          Jatinder Singh Randhawa, Chandigarh
    • $1,501                  Sujan Singh Chhabra & Jasbeer Kaur Chhabra, USA
    • $1,000                  Bhavraj S Ghtaura, Canada
    • $1,000                  Bhupinder Kaur Chilana, USA
    • $1,000                  Deeptaz Kaur Sibia & Ravinder Singh Mahal, USA
    • $1,000                  Jagdeep Singh & Karamjit Kaur, USA
    • $1,000                  Raghubir Singh Dhaliwal, Canada
    • $1,000                  Sharing, Caring & Service Foundation Inc. USA
    • Rs. 50,000             Lt. Col. J S Randhawa, Chandigarh
    • Rs. 48,000             Sigma Vibracaustic (I) Pvt. Ltd. Mohali
    • $750                      Tripat Singh Chawla, USA
    • $500                      Dilpreet K Ghtaura, Canada
    • $500                      Gurinderjit Singh Thind, USA
    • $500                      Jagdeep Gupta, Canada
    • $500                      Prem S Kainth, Canada
    • $500                      Prit Pal Singh & Ranjit Kaur Sodhi, USA
    • $500                      Sarbjit Singh & Paramjit Kaur Virk, USA
    • Rs. 25,000             United Steel Industries, New Delhi
    • $370                      Charanjit Singh Khurana, USA
    • $365                      Balwant Aulck, USA

    Every contribution, be it time, money, or a thoughtful comment on Facebook, makes a difference and is greatly appreciated! We'd especially like to extend our sincere gratitude to the volunteers who make PDL run so smoothly.

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