Official documents online

New Web Repository for Endangered Official Documents: Africa and Middle East 

The Center for Research Libraries has launched an open web repository initially digitizing or web harvesting more than 40,000 issues of official gazettes from ten African and Persian Gulf nations where the integrity of the public record is known to be at risk. As key documents of civil society, official gazettes contain the texts of new laws, regulations, treaties and other legal notices— in some cases providing the only published versions of a nation’s primary law.

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