ABOUT THIS SITE
The Library of Congress Office in Jakarta is one of six overseas offices administered by the African/Asian Acquisitions and Overseas Operations Division (OvOp) of the Library of Congress (LC) The staff acquire, catalog, preserve, and distribute library and research materials from countries where such materials are essentially unavailable through conventional acquisitions methods. Jakarta also provides to selective staff of the Congress, Congressional Research Service, and other U.S. government staff current regional information. This website is primarily to support the participants in the Southeast Asian Cooperative Acquisitions Program (CAPSEA).
We welcome new CAPSEA participants worldwide. For further information, including joining the cost-recovery CAPSEA program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
COOPERATIVE ACQUISITIONS PROGRAMS
The staff in Library of Congress Jakarta (LOC-Jakarta) coordinates the Cooperative Acquisitions Program (CAPSEA) and manages acquiring materials from:
The programs for Brunei and Malaysia are managed from LOC-Kuala Lumpur, the programs for Cambodia, Thailand and Laos are managed by LOC-Bangkok and the Philippines by LOC Manila, and Burma / Myanmar by LOC-Rangoon.
The goal of the CAPSEA legislative mandated cost recovery program is to provide selectively valuable research analog and digital materials to participating academic institutions and public libraries on a cost-recovery basis. We collect and provide bibliographic control materials in more than ten major languages about many different topics. The topics range from education, religion, anthropology, sociology, economics, government and politics, history and current events, geography and the environment, science and technology, literature, medicine, agriculture, to law.
While the majority of the CAPSEA materials acquired are either analog serials or monographs, maps, non-print materials, and audio-visual materials, and e-resources are also collected.