Uncovering Official Publications

Some of the OP class catalogues.

One of the rare bright notes of the lockdowns has been the chance to embark on projects that we would otherwise have struggled to find time to do.  Chief among these has been our department’s retrospective conversion cataloguing of some Official Publications (OP) material.  The collection contains governmental publications from around the world, and the lion’s share of this enormous collection can be tracked down only through the subject-led OP card catalogue in the Rare Books Reading Room. Continue reading

Digital Repository of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) freely available online

ECLAC Digital Repository homepage

ECLAC Digital Repository homepage

The Digital Repository of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC; CEPAL in Spanish) provides free online access to over 35,000 official documents at: http://repositorio.cepal.org/

Originally established in 1948 under the name Economic Commission for Latin America, ECLA later broadened its scope to include the Caribbean countries and became the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Continue reading