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In times of limited mobility, travel restrictions, and institutional lockdowns, scholarship building in/about the Latin American and Caribbean regions continues to develop. Is comprehensive research possible digitally? What resources are available to facilitate international research? What are the ethical considerations around research data collection and sharing in the online environment? This session will feature presentations by archival experts from NYU and the New York Public Library on resources available and ways of navigating them.
About the Panelists:
Angela M. Carreño, Adjunct Associate Curator for Latin American & Caribbean Studies. Angela is the NYU Division of Libraries’ Latin American Specialist and former Head of Collection Development. She has experience with the negotiations and licensing of electronic resources and has leveraged this experience on behalf of the collaborative collecting efforts of the Manhattan Research Libraries Initiative (MaRLI), the PALCI Consortium, the Northeast Research Libraries Consortium and the Latin American Research Resources Project. She is a Past-President of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Material. Her two most recent projects involve the stewardship of open access books published by CLACSO and overseeing the transfer of the Smithsonian’s Indigenous Film Collection to the NYU Division of Libraries with a spirit of learning, collaboration, and sensitivity.
Melissa Gasparotto is Associate Director of Research Services and Institutional Partnerships for The New York Public Library Research Libraries. Her research and recent publications explore changing models of open access publishing and eBook discovery in Latin America, and the global information ecology around digital content. She is active in a variety of professional organizations and consortia, including the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM), Latin America Northeast Libraries Consortium, and the Latin American Research Resources Project. She earned an M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Long Island University.
Juana Suárez is a media preservation specialist and a scholar in Latin American Cinema. She holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from Arizona State University, and M.A. degrees from University of Oregon and New York University. Author of Cinembargo Colombia: Critical Essays on Colombian Cinema (2009), published in English (Palgrave, 2012), and Sites of Contention: Cultural Production and the Discourse of Violence in Colombia (published in Spanish 2010); co-editor of Humor in Latin American Cinema (2015). She is the translator to Spanish of A Comparative History of Latin American Cinema by Paul A. Schroeder-Rodríguez (Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2020). She is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Moving Images Archives, Cultural History and The Digital Turn in Latin America. She is the coordinator of arturita.net, a collaborative digital humanities project on Latin American AV archives.