LALORC Project Partners

Collaborating entities include participating American Overseas Research Centers and their local partner networks, listed below; the Council of American Overseas Research Center and its Digital Library for International Research, and the Center for Research Libraries.

American Overseas Research Centers participating in the Local Libraries and Archives Project are located in the Mediterranean basin; the Middle East and North Africa; West Africa; South, Southeast, and Inner Asia; and Latin America. CAORC member centers located in Europe are not participating in this project because research resources available in their host countries are already very well documented. An alphabetical list of centers is below followed by a detailed list of the projects.


  • AORC: Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Project: Survey of holdings and selective digitization of Khmer language materials in the National Library
  • Partner: The National Library of Cambodia, with technical assistance provided by KhmerDev




  • AORC: American Center for Mongolian Studies
  • Project: Survey, cataloging, and selective preservation and digitization of legal materials held in collaborating libraries
  • Partners The Mongolian Academy of Sciences (Library, Archives, and Institutes of History and Language); Mongolian National University (various libraries); Ulaanbaatar City Library (various collections); Antoon Mostart Center; International Mongolian Studies Association; Library of Congress



  • AORC: American Institute of Pakistan Studies
  • Project: Survey of libraries in Pakistan for the LALORC database and partnered with 4 libraries to convert their library catalogs to electronic records.
  • Partners: Center for Archaeological and Environmental Research;Dani Library, Institute for Central Asian Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University; Karachi Department of Archaeology, Exploration, and Excavation; National Institute for Historical and Cultural Research, Quaid-i-Azam University

Palestinian Authority

  • AORC: Palestinian American Research Center
  • Project: Survey of archives in Jerusalem, with detailed information on access
  • Partner: PARC coordinated its project with the complementary project of the Albright Institute (AIAR)

Sri Lanka


Turkey: Ankara and Istanbul

West Africa: Senegal, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Niger, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, and Cape Verde.