Library of Congress Overseas Offices
The office has continued to play a significant role in the preservation of African newspapers and during the FY2012, a total of 23,950 newspaper issues was received and checked in. Of these 2,724 issues were sent directly to LC Washington.
Throughout the year, a total of 494,000 pages was collated and shipped to LC/New Delhi Office. As of January 2012, the number of newspaper titles the office ship to New Delhi Office was reduced by a total of 23 titles due to budgetary constraints.
During the year, the office submitted three proposals to CAMP and all were approved: Senegal newspaper project for $10,284; the Nation (Malawi) project for $10,284 and the Mololi (Lesotho) project for $4,200. The grand total comes to $24,768 from CAMP to support about 62, 000 pages of Africana newspaper filming for LOC. The office also received an additional $12, 000 from the Madison Council to film two Somalia newspapers. In total, about 20,000 pages of newspapers were processed for filming with Madison Council funds during the year.
Last Updated: June 4, 2013