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Digital Library for International Research (DLIR)

"Building on the established libraries and research collections of its nineteen constituent centers, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) in 1999 launched the American Overseas Digital Library (AODL) as a cost-effective, efficient, centralized, Internet-based mechanism for the standardization and electronic delivery of important bibliographic and full-text primary and secondary source information from all CAORC member centers, covering both print collections and research collections in other media. The initial resources for the AODL program were located in overseas centers in Europe, the Near and Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and West Africa. Plans are now underway to include bibliographic materials from Inner Asia and the New World, as well as in other collections in countries that host centers. To reflect this new level of participation and coverage, in November 2004 the program''s name was changed to Digital Library for International Research (DLIR). Until the name change can be implemented in a totally revised website, the current DLIR site will continue to serve as an introduction to the various aspects covered by the library program. The keystone of the Digital Library for International Research, and the first of its goals to be completed, is the on-line public access catalog containing the records of all the holdings in all participating libraries. The DLIR Online Catalog, is maintained at the University of Utah''s Marriott Library and continues to grow rapidly as new materials are acquired and cataloged..."

Format:  Website
Publisher:  Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and the American Institute for Yemeni Studies (AIYS)