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South Asia Library Consortia

Collaborating institutions behind Library Projects on South Asia

The Urdu Research Library Consortium (URLC) brings together the University of Chicago and six other institutions or consortia in the Urdu Research Center Preservation Project.

The Microfilming of Indian Publications Project (MIPP) was inaugurated in 1990 by the Library of Congress and the National Library of India under an agreement between the U.S. and Indian governments. The Center for Research Libraries holds microfilm for use in the U.S..  Film copies are also available at the Library of Congress. Major support for MIPP has come from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S.-India Fund for Cultural, Educational, and Scientific Cooperation.

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The South Asia Microform Project (SAMP), which is microfilming nineteenth-century publications in South Asian languages from the former India Office Library, is administered by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). The University of Chicago Library is conducting quality review and cataloging of SAMP materials.

The Digital South Asia Library project is a global collaborative effort spearheaded by the University of Chicago Library and Columbia University Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Research Libraries.

The South Asia Libraries Project is a program of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). Members of the CIC who have major South Asia collections joined together in 1993 for a program of cooperative activity that will improve South Asia collections in the Midwest and access to them.

The South Asia Cooperative Acquisitions Program (SACAP) initiative of the Library of Congress provides the majority of the Library's titles published in South Asia.

The Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation (CONSALD) is a consortium of librarians, bibliographers, and others interested in the maintenance of library collections on South Asia.