Standing Conference of National and University Libraries; Advisory Committee on Oriental Materials

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the Advisory Committee on Oriental Materials (ACOOM), 1982-1991, comprising Committee minutes and papers, 1988-1991; Annual Meetings minutes, 1988-1991; correspondence, 1987-1990, including administrative matters; Chairman's working papers, 1988-1991, including administrative arrangements and policy; Officers' correspondence and papers, 1982-1989; miscellaneous papers, 1987-1989, including papers relating to rules concerning ACOOM administration, answers to a questionnaire relating to conservation facilities for Oriental materials, and papers relating to the Union Catalogue of Asian Publications. Subjects covered by the papers also include a project on romanization systems and the future of SCONUL.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Advisory Committee on Oriental Materials (ACOOM) was set up in 1980 as an advisory committee of the Standing Conference on National and University Libraries (SCONUL). The organisation acted as a discussion group for matters concerning libraries holding collections of Oriental material, largely university libraries (particularly Durham, Exeter, Cambridge, Hull, Oxford, and the School of Oriental and African Studies) and national libraries such as the various departments of the British Library relating to Oriental materials. ACOOM was formerly known as the SCONUL Group of Orientalist Libraries and in 1991 became the National Council on Orientalist Library Resources.

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Acquisition Information

Papers were deposited in two batches: those deposited by the Secretary are marked [Secretary], and those deposited by the Chairman are marked [Chairman].

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance

Related Material

The main SCONUL papers are deposited at University College, London. The remainder of the ACOOM papers, ie. papers predating these holdings, and papers of ACOOM predecessors are held at the University of Durham.

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