CRL and the Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC) have renewed the partnership originally established in 2010 to identify, preserve, and provide digital access to important at-risk primary legal and government publications from U.S. and other national jurisdictions.
To date, CRL and LLMC have scanned over 12,000 volumes (over nine million pages) of historical legal publications from CRL and sponsored collections. CRL's Global Resources Law Partnership makes these, along with the 51-million page full-text database LLMC-Digital, available to all CRL members.
Entering the third phase of strategic digitization (2014-2017), CRL and LLMC will continue to concentrate on rarely-held primary source collections, including:
- Official gazettes published in selected African and Middle Eastern nations.
- U.S.. state legislative journals (upcoming states include Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland)
- African documents and law reports, including Francophone colonial materials
- Early Cuban legal publications, to support LLMC's effort to build a comprehensive historical collection
- Legal and government publications from South Asia, pre-Soviet Russia, Latin America, and other regions