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Consortium of Hellenic Studies Librarians

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COHSL: Consortium of Hellenic Studies Librarians
Statement of purpose:
The Consortium of Hellenic Studies Librarians (CoHSL) is a group of academic research librarians in the United States committed to building and maintaining collections in Hellenic Studies. The consortium seeks to promote the sharing of information and collaborative projects that enhance the depth and scope of the combined collections and to facilitate access to them.
Five librarians specializing in Hellenic Studies met at Princeton University in April 2004. At a second meeting at the Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies the group had grown to include 10 members. From this informal gathering a somewhat more organized group was created. The Consortium of Hellenic Studies Librarians (CoHSL) is a group of academic research librarians committed to building and maintaining research collections in Hellenic Studies.

The information available on this site is intended not only for the use of CoHSL members, but for researchers who may have an interest in learning about resources in Hellenic Studies at academic research institutions.

There is no membership fee and the consortium is open to library subject specialists and scholars worldwide. If you wish to join the group, please contact any of the members of the CoHSL (see Member Institutions).

To subscribe to the listserv, please follow the directions at: CoHSL-list -- listserv for the Consortium of Hellenic Studies Librarians

We met in January 2009 at the APA conference in Philadelphia to discuss the Collaborative Project for Hellenic Resources (CPHP), a cooperative effort among the Consortium, the MGSA library committee, CRL, and individual librarians and publishers in Greece and beyond to establish guidelines on the use of Greek-language MARC records, indexing of journals, digital projects, and resource sharing. We usually meet at the APA and/or MGSA conferences. So far, we have met only once otside the U.S., at the Gennadius Library in Athens, December 7-10, 2006. Please see Karen Green's photo album from the meeting.


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