About the Southern Asia Collection
South Asia Exhibitions at the Library
South Asia Reference Tools Program
A Project of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
Many of the reference tools required for scholarship on South Asia are brittle. The same books are also often rarely held by libraries. The South Asia Reference Tools Program was an initiative which sought to improve that situation by making available high quality photoreproductions of selected reference tools on acid-free paper at reasonable prices. This program functioned under the South Asia Libraries Project of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.
The program began in 1996 with reproduction of nineteen early catalogs of the British Museum.
Based on the success of that first effort, the Committee took on another set of volumes for reproduction early in 2001, the nineteenth-century catalogs of the India Office Library.
We worked with the BookLab, Inc. in Austin, Texas as our vendor. They were able to provide reasonable prices for the volumes because of the multiple copies we were able to order.