Biblioteca : Latin American and Iberian Resources at Georgetown

Entries from January 2014

New titles from 2013; blog news

January 14, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Happy New Year! I have not posted much recently because of the busyness at the end of the semester, and then over break I took a trip to Minneapolis and Madison, Wisconsin, and finally to visit family in Illinois. It was very warm. 🙂 Seriously, I still have good friends from there so it was worth the cold. And Minneapolis and Madison are great cities to visit, but you may want to wait until late May or June.

At any rate, I am starting my annual performance evaluation, and I decided to search for all the titles in Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan we have received in the last calendar year. I decided to share them here. There are many, many more books in the pipeline; we receive hundreds and sometimes even thousands of book per week, so there are more waiting to be processed. Also, this does not include titles we bought in English about Iberia, Latin America, and Lusophone Africa. I use many different funds that makes searching for this kind of information rather complex, so for the moment I searched by language. It is a pretty crude list that only includes the title and call number, but you can sort it under “Data,” and you can also download it under “File.”

In other news, I am considering no longer blogging but rather sending out a kind of newsletter every month or so to faculty and students. Each newsletter would be targeted for the audience, and I think this way would reach people more directly. However, I do know that people outside of Georgetown read this and may find it useful, so I will have to keep that in mind as well. I will keep you posted on my decision. Thanks for reading and best of luck with the semester!

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