Open Journal Systems

A Library Without Borders

Diane Ryan


This article discusses the organization, goals, and accomplishments of the Digital Library for International Research (DLIR), a Web-based digital library that receives library and technology assistance from the Center for Research Libraries. The DLIR, comprised of a union catalog and digital presentations, is based on the library holdings of overseas research centers that participate in the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). The article includes details regarding the consortium, the services provided by the CAORC and its members, and the current efforts of the DLIR to work more closely with academic communities in their host countries.

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