SALALM LXVI: FROM HOJAS VOLANTES TO PODCASTS: NEWS FROM LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
July 19-22, 2021
The Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials is pleased to announce its 66th annual conference to be held online, July 19-22, 2021. SALALM LXVI is sponsored by New York University, New York Public Library, and Columbia University.
Register online: https://salalm.org/online-conference-application/
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From Hojas Volantes to Podcasts: News from Latin America and the Caribbean will bring together librarians, archivists, book vendors, scholars, publishers and journalists to participate in a dialogue about our engagement with, understanding and conservation of the journalistic record in Latin America and the Caribbean. Together we will explore how past and present efforts of production, distribution, collecting and preservation can provide lessons for the future.
Framed by four roundtables the conference will explore and survey the theme through conversations and surface challenges and directions from different viewpoints with different stakeholders. 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.