Biblioteca : Latin American and Iberian Resources at Georgetown

Entries from July 2013

Medicine in the Americas (National Library of Medicine)

July 2, 2013 · Leave a Comment

One more quick post today! I just discovered this great online archive, Medicine in the Americas, from the National Library of Medicine. Because the NLM is, well, national, its focus is primarily on the United States, but if you limit by language (last tab on the right), you can get to over 300 titles in Portuguese and Spanish. If you ever wondered how anthrax was treated in Brazil in 1811, now is your chance. Most of the titles seem to be from the 18th and 19th centuries, although not exclusively so.

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Digitalia e-books records starting to appear in GEORGE

July 2, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Hi everyone. Yes, I am still blogging! I was away the week of Father’s Day, and I am preparing for a big trip about which I will announce more soon. It is quiet, but a busy kind of quiet.

Recently my colleague Liz Jacobson, the head of electronic resources and serials at Lauinger, added thousands from records from the Digitalia e-book collection to GEORGE. While the collection is searchable on its own, it’s now possible to link directly to a title in GEORGE. Here is one example, the screenplay of Alex de la Iglesia’s 800 balas. Not every title has a record in GEORGE as of yet, but we will be adding more every month. Record loads slow down GEORGE considerably, so it is best to do them in smaller batches over a period of time. And thanks to Liz for coordinating all this!

To find all the Digitalia titles that are currently in GEORGE, simply click on the company’s name, Digitalia Inc, in the “full record” tab on a record. Also take note of the series titles in the “full record” tab, as they are a great way for finding related content and/or other titles from the same publisher. (As a former cataloger, I could tell you all kinds of things about series, they’re kind of amazing.)

I always welcome feedback on all electronic and print sources, so please let me know if you have any questions or problems. I hope you’re having and relaxing and/or productive summer.

PS: Liz is actually getting married this week! Happy marriage, Liz!

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