Library of Congress Overseas Offices
Like previous years, the office continued to play a significant role in the preservation of African newspapers. During the FY2013, 20,219 newspaper issues was received and checked in. Out of these, 2,432 issues were sent directly to LOC Washington. A total of 445,000 pages was collated and shipped to the LOC/New Delhi Office for filming
During the FY2013, the office submitted three proposals to CAMP and all were approved: Newsline, Leader, Verdade newspapers, 1999-2012 for $3,740; Somalia newspapers, 1998-February 2012 for $13,424; the Nation (Malawi), January 2011-December 2012 for $7,900. The grand total comes to $25,064 from CAMP to support about 65,000 pages of African newspaper filming for LOC. LOC Washington received a total of 51 reels from titles filmed by CAMP during the year.
Last Updated: April 3, 2014