SOAS University of London

SOAS joins the Southeast Asia Materials Project (SEAM)

19 May 2017

With the support of the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme (SAAAP), SOAS has become a full member of SEAM - the Southeast Asia Materials Project.

SEAM was founded in 1970 by North American institutions specialsing in Southeast Asian materials. SEAM's microform and digital collections form a large pool of historical, political, linguistic, economic, and geographical data and primary source materials not available elsewhere.

SEAM holdings include more than 300 historic newspapers from every country in the region (in national, minority, and English or other colonial languages), similar numbers of historical journals and government serials and thousands of historic manuscripts.

Through joining SEAM, SOAS members can now borrow materials from SEAM collections via Interlibrary Loan or Electronic Document Delivery and submit proposals to SEAM for microfilming, for the digitisation of materials from SOAS holdings, or to purchase materials for the SEAM Project.

Training and further information

If you would like to learn more about SEAM and how you can access, navigate and utilise the digital collection in support of your research, SOAS Library are offering two Introduction to SEAM Collections training sessions for SOAS friends, members and staff.

The sessions take place on:

  • 5 June 2017 (10.00 - 11.00)
  • 21 June 2017 (14.00 - 15.00)

To book your place or for more information on the events and the SEAM collection, please contact SOAS Subject Librarian Jotika Khur-Yearn