Fifteen institutions including Ohio University Libraries have been awarded a five-year, $1.2 million grant by the Henry Luce Foundation to develop the Southeast Asia Digital Library. The partner institutions are all members of the Committee on Research Materials on Southeast Asia (CORMOSEA).
The project aims to capture the history and culture of Southeast Asia with a new generation of digital initiatives and expand its collection of materials. This includes the development of a state-of-the-art web platform and discovery tools which will allow libraries and librarians to play a more active, direct role in strengthening and innovating the scholarly infrastructure.
The project will also allow for the identification of rare, unique, and largely inaccessible materials in Southeast Asia that are in critical need of preservation.