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No, It’s Not Online; It’s in the Stacks: Latin American Collections in US Academic and Research Libraries

Silva Reyes, Socrates; Ostos, Manuel

Print is the dominant format of monograph production in Latin America, and this chapter explores the following questions with this core tenet in mind: Who are the users of these materials in US Libraries, and what do they need? What is unique and challenging about the Latin American publishing market, and about building and managing Latin American collections? And, how can Latin American studies collection development practices align with the larger trends in research and academic libraries? The chapter will provide background on the challenges and an overview of collections strategies that aim to mitigate difficulties in the acquisition of and access to Latin American studies materials, including collaborative collection development initiatives.

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Transforming Print: Collection Development and Management for Our Connected Future
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September 7, 2021