Latin American Collection Concepts

Essays on Libraries, Collaborations and New Approaches

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About the Book

Though still hampered by some challenging obstacles, Latin American collection development is not the static, tradition-bound field many believe it to be. Latin American studies librarians have confronted these difficulties head-on and developed strategies to adapt to the field’s continuous digital advancements.
Presenting perspectives from several independent Latin American libraries, this collection of new essays covers the history of collecting, current strategies in collection development, collaborative collection development, buying trips, and future trends and new technologies.

About the Author(s)

Gayle Ann Williams is the Latin American and Caribbean Information Services Librarian/dLOC librarian at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. She also serves as the editor of SALALM’s Bibliography of Latin American and Caribbean Bibliographies.
Jana Lee Krentz is the Curator for the Latin American, Iberian and Latinx Collections at Yale University Library. Her research concentration is the 19th and early 20th century Spanish, Brazilian and Portuguese novel, and neo-realism, as well as research education and area studies librarianship.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Gayle Ann Williams and Jana Lee Krentz
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 276
Bibliographic Info: 17 photos, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6759-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3471-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Preface (Gayle Ann Williams and Jana Lee Krentz) 1
History of Collecting
From the Print to the Digital, Networked Era: Transformations in Latin
American Studies, Scholarly Communication and Latin American
Library Collecting and Collections (Sarah A. Buck Kachaluba) 7
Latin American Materials Project: Forty Years of Preserving Unique
Latin American Research Material (Judith Eckoff Alspach) 21
Current Strategies in Collection Development Changes and Continuities in the Mexican Academic Publishing Industry, 1980–2015: Reflections of a Book Vendor (S. Lief Adleson) 29
The Librarian’s Treasure Hunt: Acquisition Trips to Latin America
and the Caribbean (Peter Altekrueger and Ricarda Musser) 50
Independent Latin American Collections at U.S. Universities
Crescent City Connections to Latin America: A History of the Latin
American Library at Tulane University (Hortensia Calvo and Guillermo Náñez Falcón) 63
Collections as Collaborators: Documenting and Facilitating Inclusion,
Social Justice and Cultural Agency at the Benson Latin American
Collection (Julianne Gilland, Melissa Guy and Theresa E. Polk) 77
Over One Hundred Years of Collecting Latin Americana and Caribbeana at the University of Florida (Lara Lookabaugh, Paul S. Losch and Richard F. Phillips) 87
Collaborative Collecting Promoting and Maintaining Collaborative Collecting: A Case Study (Holly Ackerman and Teresa Chapa) 99
Building Shared Latin American and Iberian Research Collections:
2CUL as Case Study of an Enduring Collaborative Model
(Sean Patrick Knowlton and Sócrates Silva) 109
Collaborative Collection Development the Brazilian Way: The Brazil
BorrowDirect Program (Jana Lee Krentz) 123
A Case Study of ­Small-Scale Collaborative Approval Plans for Latin
American Collecting (Philip S. MacLeod and Laura D. Shedenhelm) 133
Collecting Collaborations (Lynn M. Shirey) 143
Latin America in Specialized Library Collections
Beyond Print: Developing Music Collections (Daisy Domínguez) 149
Collecting the Law of Latin America: History, Challenges and Trends
in U.S. Law Libraries (Julienne E. Grant and Teresa M. ­Miguel-Stearns) 160
The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library: Bringing the
Community to the Academic Library (Sarah Aponte and Nelson Santana) 183
The Future of Collecting and New Technologies
Latin American and Caribbean Documentary Memory
in the Digital Age (Fernando ­Acosta-Rodríguez and Luis A. González) 197
Archiving the Latin American Web: A Call to Action (Pamela M. Graham and Kent Norsworthy) 224
Open Access in Latin America: Considerations for Collection Development and Management (Jennifer Osorio) 237
Nosotros: A Digitization Story Between a University Library and Its Latin American Community (Denis Lacroix) 247
About the Contributors 259
Index 263

Book Reviews & Awards

Winner—José Toribio Medina Award