SALALM LXVI (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials)

July 19, 2021 – July 22, 2021 all-day

Virtual conference, sponsored by New York University, the New York Public Library, and Columbia University.

From Hojas Volantes to Podcasts: News from Latin America and the Caribbean. Journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean will discuss their relationship to libraries, information access, and their publishing in the public sphere. Faculty members from different disciplines will talk about how they use news sources in their research and teaching. Electronic resources vendors will discuss current trends in product development including (but not exclusive to) discovery and preservation of news content, coverage and representation, and cost models. A roundtable discussion will survey SALALM and library led efforts to preserve news, including the trajectory of the previously named Latin American Microform Project (LAMP) to current web archiving efforts of news sources.