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South Asia Libraries Project
The South Asia Libraries Project is an initiative of the cooperative consortium of 12 research universities, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), including the University of Chicago. The Collection Development Officers Committee of the CIC is sponsoring the South Asia Project as a pilot cooperative collection management project, with the aim of providing present and future generations of South Asian scholars with outstanding resources and services through the coordinated development of South Asian collections and related activities.

Building on the CIC library infrastructure, the CIC South Asia Libraries Project seeks to provide up-to-date bibliographic information on its collection and efficient delivery of resources to its member institutions. The CIC South Asia Libraries Project is part of a larger effort by CONSALD libraries to better coordinate the collection management and services of South Asian collections in the United States. The project is also part of the South Asia Program Task Force organized by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL).

*See a list of participating institutions*

Reference Resources Projects by CIC institutions or as cooperative efforts of the CIC South Asia Project (recent and ongoing):
* Guide to Writings By or About Women in Pre-Independent India, compiled by Donald Clay Johnson.
* South and Southeast Asia Video Archive Searchable catalog to South Asia videos collection of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
* Cooperative South Asia Reference Tools Program
* Urdu Research Library Consortium
* Collection profiles of project libraries participating in the Library of Congress Overseas Acquisitions Programs
* Virtual Electronic Catalog (VEL) providing access to all CIC library catalogs and any user designated set of catalogs