The Modern Assyrian Research Archive is a digital archive at the University of Cambridge relating to the language, culture and history of the Assyrian communities. The purpose of founding this archive is to ensure the preservation of the Assyrian language and culture and to promote and facilitate academic research on these. It will contain digital images and audio recordings. The digital images will include copies of published material, such as books and newspapers, and unpublished documents and manuscripts. The recordings will include audio records of oral culture such as folktales, poetry and songs in the various Assyrian dialects. It is hoped that this project will have a wide outreach to the Assyrian communities around the world and that these communities will collaborate in the creation of images and recordings that will be deposited in the archive.
Another project that is being undertaken in Cambridge in association with the MARA project is the collection of hard-copy printed books relating to Assyrian culture. These will be deposited in Cambridge University Library. Listings of the collection will be accessible on-line both through the Cambridge University Library on-line catalogue and on the MARA website.