CRL’s Partnership with LLMC Expands Global Legal Collection

The Pakistan Code, with chronological table and index: (1836–1947): Vol. 1. Image courtesy of LLMC

Monday, September 25, 2017
Judy Alspach -

Through the Global Resources Law Partnership, CRL and LLMC continue to preserve and expand access to a wide range of primary legal publications and documents from U.S. and other national jurisdictions throughout the world. CRL and LLMC recently renewed the partnership for an additional three-year term, through June 2020.

Since 2010, CRL has sponsored LLMC digitization of more than 23,000 volumes from CRL's collections and other contributing institutions, including:

  • U.S. state and Canadian provincial legislative serials, covering nearly every state and province; 
  • African legal documents from the British colonial and post-colonial eras;
  • Primary source legal publications from Latin America, including constitutions, laws, and civil codes;
  • Rare official gazettes from North Africa, the Middle East, and the Persian Gulf area; and
  • An array of additional resources from South Asia, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia. 

LLMC recently upgraded its platform, LLMC-Digital, to facilitate full-text search and discovery. A new tutorial posted in LLMC's "Help" section highlights some of the improvements and ways to utilize the resources.

LLMC recently reached a significant milestone of 10,000 titles and 100,000 volumes of content in LLMC-Digital. Records for all holdings in LLMC-Digital can be downloaded from OCLC through WorldShare Collection Manager. Records for materials digitized through the CRL/LLMC partnership are also available in CRL’s catalog and can be requested from CRL.

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