Ohio University Libraries Awarded Grant to Develop Southeast Asia Digital Library

Ohio University Libraries has received a LuceSEA grant from the Asia Program to update the Southeast Asia Digital Library. In collaboration with 14 other institutions that are all members of the Committee on Research Materials on Southeast Asia (CORMOSEA), OU will expand the collection of materials and help make its content more accessible to students and faculty.


Ohio University Libraries has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to develop the Southeast Asia Digital Library in collaboration with 14 other institutions.

The five-year grant was awarded by the Henry Luce Foundation. The project will update the Southeast Asia Digital Library with a new generation of digital initiatives and expand its collection of materials to further enhance studies of Southeast Asia, including language program support.

“When the grant opportunity came up, it was almost like the call for proposals was written for us. It was perfect,” said Jeff Shane, OHIO’s Southeast Asia reference librarian and principal investigator and author of the grant. “Its emphasis was on sustainability and finding new innovative ways to collaborate, to develop human resources and to develop an infrastructure to make sure that whatever we do is sustainable — and that it lives well beyond the life of the grant.”

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