Biblioteca : Latin American and Iberian Resources at Georgetown

Entries from March 2014

SALALM Repository

March 25, 2014 · Leave a Comment

In May, I will attend the 59th iteration of SALALM. One of the organization’s newest projects is its online repository. Since November, the number of downloads has increased from about 250 to over 1600. At the moment it contains about 20 documents in a variety of formats. While most of the documents are specifically about Latin American librarianship, nonetheless many researchers may get great use out of the available items, and they are easily browseable in a variety of ways. Also note that one does not need to be a member of SALALM to submit items for consideration, although of course membership has its privileges!

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List of censuses (UN) (quick post)

March 21, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Hi there. I’m working on a project for this year’s SALALM, and I came across a nice list of censuses from the UN and when the most recent one was (or will be) held. It would be nice if they linked directly to the census, but government links are sometimes unstable, and it is also still common to not provide all of the census online. However, it’s a good place to look just to know you’re getting the most recent census information. Have a good weekend.

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Enciclopedia de la Literatura de México

March 10, 2014 · Leave a Comment

While I was kind of floating around the Web earlier today, I came across the Enciclopedia de la Literatura de México. It is one of the best national literature sites out there. Not only does it have a very thorough bibliographic database, it has information about literary movements and their associated writers, a biblioteca that links to digitized version of works*, and, roughly in the middle of the home page, a link to a listing of novedades. I plan on consulting this often for collection development, and also just simply to look for new stuff to read!

The page is maintained by the Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas and CONACULTA. If you scroll all the way to the bottom, you’ll find the Directorio which has very thorough descriptions of the website’s sections.

I have added this resource to the Reference and Books sections of my Spanish and Portuguese research guide.

*The digitized works vary by length because of copyright laws.

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