2016 Program


“Nuestro norte es el sur”: Mapping Resistance and Resilience in Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian studies



The PDF of the program may be downloaded here: SALALM_Program_2016


8:00am-5:00pm Registration [Avenue B, Omni Hotel]

8:00-9:00am New Members Orientation [Lewis/Clark Room,

Omni Hotel]

9:00-11:00am Opening Session [Jefferson School, Carver Recreation Center]

Rapporteur: Daisy V. Domínguez, City College of New York, CUNY

Welcoming Remarks, Paloma Celis Carbajal, President, SALALM (2015-2016), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Martha R. Sites, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries University of Virginia Library

Fernando Opere, Professor of History and Member of the Latin American Studies Program University of Virginia

Presentation of the José Toribio Medina Award

Presentation of ENLACE and SALALM Scholarship Awardees

Keynote Address Charles R. Hale, Director of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, University of Texas at Austin, Latin American Studies Unbound: Finding the “Sweet Spot” of Collaboration between Collections and Scholarship/Teaching

Miguel Valladares-Llata, Chair, SALALM LXI Local Arrangements University of Virginia Library


11:00-11:30am Book Exhibits Opening [Jefferson Room B & C, Omni Hotel]

11:30-1:00pm LUNCH sponsored by the University of Virginia for Opening of Roundtables [Jefferson Room A, Omni Hotel]

1:00-3:00pm Roundtable Series

Roundtable 1: Collaboration [Jefferson Room A, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: Paloma Celis Carbajal, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rapporteur: Suzanne M. Schadl, University of New Mexico

Juan Pablo Alperin, Assistant Professor and Research Associate, Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing and Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser University

Enrique Camacho Navarro, Profesor Investigador Titular, Centro de Investigaciones sobre América Latina y el Caribe, UNAM

Pamela Graham, Director, Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research; Interim Director, Humanities & History Libraries, Columbia University

Brian Owensby, Director, Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation; Professor, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia

Graduate students, University of Wisconsin-Madison / University of Virginia


3:00-4:00pm Committee Meetings & Affinity Groups

ENLACE/Outreach [Lewis/Clark Room, Omni Hotel]

Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) [Business Center Room, Omni Hotel]

Library/Bookdealer/Publisher Relations [James Mon- roe Room, Omni Hotel]

Marginalized Peoples and Ideas [Highlander/Ashlawn, Omni Hotel]


4:00-6:00pm Latin American Materials Project (LAMP) [James Monroe Room, Omni Hotel]

6:00-7:00pm Happy Hour for New Members, ENLACE Becarios, and SALALM Scholarship Awardees [Atrium, Omni Hotel]



Closed Exhibit Floor [Jefferson Room B & C, Omni Hotel]

7:30am-9:00am Finance Committee Meeting #1 [James Monroe Room, Omni Hotel]

9:00am-12:00pm Registration [Avenue B, Omni Hotel]

9:00-9:30am Transportation to UVA Campus. Buses will leave from W. Main Street/W. Water Street


9:30-11:30am Roundtable Series

Roundtable 2: Designing for the Future [Auditorium of the Harrison Institute, UVA Campus]

Moderator: Alison Hicks, University of Colorado, Boulder. Rapporteur: Taylor Leigh, Brown University

Micaela Chávez Villa, Directora, Biblioteca Daniel Cosío Villegas, El Colegio de México

Thomas F. Reese, Professor, History of Art, Executive Director of the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University

Solange M. Santos (presenter), Publishing coordinator of SciELO/FAPESP Program, and Abel L. Packer (co- author), Director of SciELO/FAPESP Program and Proj- ect Coordinator at the Support the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)

Alberto Vargas Prieto (presenter), Associate Director, Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies, Uni- versity of Wisconsin-Madison, and Francisco Scarano (co-author), Professor of History, Director, Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Graduate students, University of Wisconsin-Madison / University of Virginia


11:30am-1:00pm LUNCH in campus sponsored by the University of Virginia [Auditorium of the Harrison Institute, UVA Campus]

1:00-3:15pm Roundtable Series


Roundtable 3: Advocacy [Auditorium of the Harrison Institute, UVA Campus]

Moderator: Luis González, Indiana University, Bloomington. Rapporteur: Elvia Arroyo-Ramírez, Princeton University

Laura Anderson Barbata, Miembro del Sistema Nacio- nal de Creadores, FONCA-CONACULTA, México; Hon- orary Fellow, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jennifer Osorio, Interim Head, Collections, Research and Instructional Services (CRIS); Librarian for Ethnic Studies, Latin American Studies and Spanish/Portu- guese, University of California, Los Angeles

Ellen Sapega, Professor of Portuguese, Faculty Director of the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Marisol Vera, Fundadora y Directora, Editorial Cuarto Propio; Presidenta y cofundadora, Asociación de Edi- tores Independientes de Chile

Graduate students, University of Virginia / University of Wisconsin-Madison


3:30-4:00pm Transportation to Omni Hotel. Buses will leave from 160 McCormick Rd

4:00-5:30pm Executive Board Meeting #1. Open to any conference attendant. [James Monroe Room, Omni Hotel] Rapporteurs: Craig Schroer, University of West Georgia and Nelson Santana, Rutgers University

6:00-6:30pm Transportation to Host Reception. Buses will leave from W. Main Street with W. Water Street

6:30-9:30pm Host Reception [Alumni Hall, 211 Emmet St S, UVA Campus]

9:30-10:00pm Transportation to Omni Hotel. Buses will leave from Alumni Hall, 211 Emmet St S, UVA Campus



8:00am-5:00pm Registration [Avenue B, Omni Hotel]

8:00-10:00am Latin American Research Resources Project (LARRP) [James Monroe Room, Omni Hotel]

10:00am-5:30pm Exhibit Floor [Jefferson Room B & C, Omni Hotel]

10:00-11:00am Libreros Consultations, Vendors’ Corner, & Coffee Break [Jefferson Room A, Omni Hotel]

Presentations at Vendors’ Corner (10:30-11:00am):

Sandra Soares and Vera de Araujo, Susanne Bach Books from Brazil and Luso-Africa

The Brazilian Publishing Market at the Present Moment

Fernando Genovart, Ventara Librería García Cambeiro e-Approval Colaborativo Latín American


11:00am-12:30pm Conference Sessions. Block 1


Block 1. Panel 1 – DÍScoLA: Developing Digital Scholar- ship Initiatives [James Monroe Room, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: Irene Munster, The Universities at Shady Grove. Rapporteur: Lara Aase, University of Washington

Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Columbia University, Where is Digital Humanities in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Marisol Ramos, Subject Librarian for Latin American, Caribbean and Latina/o Studies, University of Connecticut, Damas y Señoritas: Visualizing Printing Presses and Editorial Offices of 19 Century Spanish Women Maga- zines in Spain and Puerto Rico

Alison Hicks, Romance Languages, Literatures and Cul- tures Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder, Digital Scholarship as Researcher Practices: The ex- ample of Mendeley

Melissa Gasparotto, Librarian for Latin American Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Rutgers University Libraries, HathiTrust for Latin American Studies Research: Build- ing and Mining Thematic Collections

Block 1. Panel 2 – Docu-menting Bibliographic Bias in Subject Headings: From Dartmouth College to the Library of Congress [Highlander/Ashlawn Room, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: Anna Luhrs, Lafayette College. Rapporteur: Orchid Mazurkiewicz, Hispanic American Periodicals Index

Jill Baron, Librarian, Romance Languages and Latin American, Latino/a & Caribbean Studies, Dartmouth College; Oscar Cornejo Jr., Dartmouth College ‘17, and Melissa Padilla, Dartmouth College ‘17, Dropping the I-Word: Coalition-based Student Activism and the Library

Tina Gross, Catalog Librarian, St. Cloud State University Please @librarycongress, change the dehumanizing subject heading “Illegal aliens” #LCSH #DropTheIWord #NoHumanBeingIsIllegal

Claudia Anguiano, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Communication Studies, California State University, Fullerton, Subject-Heading as step towards social justice: Un- documented student activism and racial consciousness through language practices

Block 1. Panel 3 – Engaging Learners in a Digital Land- scape [Business Center Room, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: Mary Jo Zeter, Michigan State University. Rapporteur: Christine Hernández, Tulane University

Sarah Aponte, Chief Librarian, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library, Dominican-Related Digital Projects: The Spanish Paleography Digital Teaching and Learning Tool and First Blacks in the Americas Interactive Website

David Woken, History and Latin American Studies Librarian, University of Oregon, Heritage Learners in the U.S. Latino Archive: Chal- lenging the Hegemony of the Pioneer Narrative in the Pacific Northwest

Gustavo Urbano Navarro, Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral, Argentina (ENLACE Recipient) Fomento de la resiliencia comunitaria por la cons- trucción del Archivo Memorias de la Patagonia Austral: Evaluación preliminar mediante un taller de diálogo


12:30-2:00pm LUNCH

1:30pm Bus to DÍScoLA Workshop will leave from the corner of W. Main Street and W. Water Street

2:00-3:30pm Conference Sessions. Block 2


Block 2. DÍScoLA Workshop [Library Scholars’ Lab, UVA Campus]

Organizers: Barbara Alvarez, Librarian for Romance Languages and Literatures & Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, and Bronwen Maxson, Humani- ties Librarian, Liaison to English & Spanish, IUPUI

Instructors: Jeremy Boggs, Design Architect, Scholars’ Lab, University of Virginia; Purdom Lindblad, Head of Graduate Programs, Scholars’s Lab, University of Virginia

NOTE: Bus back to Omni Hotel will leave at 3:30 from Alderman Library, 160 McCormick Road

Block 2. Panel 4 – Mapping Knowledge in Shifting Geographies [James Monroe Room, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: Donna A. Canevari de Paredes, University of Saskatchewan. Rapporteur: Michael Scott, Georgetown University

Patricia Figueroa, Iberian and Latin American Collec- tions, Brown University; Taylor Leigh, PhD candidate, Hispanic Studies, Brown University, MA candidate, MLIS, University of Rhode Island, Voices from La Movida: Indexing Spain’s Underground Magazines from the Transition Period

Alexia Helena de Araujo Shellard, Programa de Pós- Graduação História Social da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Susan Bach Books from Brazil, Bárbara modernidade – apropriação de terras indígenas na fronteira de Brasil e Bolívia (1867-1928)

Gonzalo Hernández Baptista, Lecturer, Dept. Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, University of Virginia, El beneficio de las antologías en un contexto global de aprendizaje y estudio


Block 2. Panel 5 – Charting New Waters: Rethinking Our Organizational Identities and Functions [High- lander/Ashlawn Room, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: Cate Kellett, Yale Law School. Rapporteur: David Woken, University of Oregon

Sean Knowlton, Research & Instruction Librarian (Humanities), Tulane University; Sócrates Silva, Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian, Columbia University/Cornell University, Building Collective Capacity: 2CUL as a Case Study

Zoe Jarocki, Undergraduate Success Librarian, San Diego State University, Beyond Borders- Cross-border Library Collaborations

Jenny Lizarraga, REFORMA and IBBY Member, Cinco Books CEO, Refugiados Invisibles -Niños centroamericanos. Chil- dren in Crisis Project


3:30-4:00pm Coffee Break [Jefferson Room A, Omni Hotel]

4:00-5:00pm Committee Meetings & Affinity Groups

Academic Latino/a Zone of Activism & Research (ALZAR) [James Monroe Room, Omni Hotel]

Digital Primary Resources [Highlander/Ashlawn Room, Omni Hotel]

Interlibrary Cooperation [Lewis/Clark Room, Omni Hotel]

Libreros [Business Center Room, Omni Hotel]

Policy, Research and Investigation [Monticello Room, Omni Hotel]


5:00-6:30pm Conference Sessions. Block 3


Block 3. Panel 6 – Los desafíos de ser catalogador en América Latina: Experiencias colaborativas entre el norte y el sur para crear capacitación de RDA desde el sur para el sur [Highlander/Ashlawn Room, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: John B. Wright, Brigham Young University. Rapporteur: Virginia García, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos

Melanie Polluta, Librarian Cataloger, Library of Congress, Del norte al sur: Sharing Cataloging Training in the Americas

Julia Margarita Martínez Saldaña, Jefa, Departamento de Organización y Control de la Información, Universi- dad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, 13 años de esfuerzos compartidos en la capacitación de catalogadores: Coordinación del Proyecto NACO- MÉXICO en la UASLP

Edgar Allan Delgado, Red Capital de Bibliotecas Públi- cas – BibloRed, de Bogotá, El iceberg en la implementación de RDA

Eloísa Vargas Sánchez, Centro de Documentación en Artes y Literatura “Fundación Simón I Patiño”, Bolivia La catalogación en las bibliotecas de la ciudad de La Paz, Bolivia

Block 3. Panel 7 – Intercambiando: Experiences and Lessons from Librarian and Archivist Exchange Pro- grams in Cuba, Ecuador and Spain [Business Center Room, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: Rhonda L. Neugebauer, University of Cali- fornia, Riverside. Rapporteur: Lara Lookabaugh, University of Florida

Sarah Aponte, Chief Librarian, CUNY Dominican Stud- ies Institute Library; and Silvia Cho, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor, Graduate Center, CUNY, CUNY Librarians and Archivists in Cuba

Natalie Baur, Archivist, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami, Itinerant Archivists 2015 pilot project to Ecuador

Laurie Bridges, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Oregon State University; Kelly McElroy, Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian, Oregon State University, Oregon State University “Information and Global Justice: Barcelona” Library-faculty-led Study Abroad Project

Block 3. Panel 8 – Collections of Matter: Material Dimensions of Collection Development [James Monroe Room, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: Laura Shedenhelm, University of Georgia Libraries. Rapporteur: Daniel Schoorl, Hispanic American Periodicals Index

Beatriz Haspo, Collections Officer, Collections Access, Loan and Management Division, Library of Congress; and Cheryl Fox, LC Archives Specialist, Manuscripts Division, Library of Congress, The Carvalho Monteiro Collection: Finding Hidden Trea- sures at the Library of Congress

Peter Altekrüger, Library Director, Ibero-American Institute, Berlin, Bandits, Gauchos and Songs: The ‘Biblioteca Criolla’, a History of Collecting and Research

Elvia Arroyo-Ramírez, Processing Archivist, Latin American Manuscript Collections, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Hacia el sur: La militancia poética y la poesía militante de Juan Gelman



8:00am-5:00pm Registration [Avenue B, Omni Hotel]

9:00-10:30am Regional Group Meetings

CALAFIA (California Cooperative Latin American Collection Development Group) [Highlander/Ashlawn Room, Omni Hotel]

LANE (Latin America North East Libraries Consortium) [James Monroe Room, Omni Hotel]

LASER (Latin American Studies Southeast Regional Libraries) [Lewis/Clark Room, Omni Hotel]

MOLLAS (Midwest Organization of Libraries for Latin American Studies) [Business Center Room, Omni Hotel]

10:30-11:30am Libreros Consultations, Vendors’ Corner, & Coffee Break [Jefferson Room A, Omni Hotel] Presentations at Vendors’ Corner (10:30-11:00am):

Emilia Franco de Arcila, Siglo del Hombre, Evolución de la edición universitaria colombiana. Alian- za estratégica de las universidades y Siglo del Hombre para la internacionalización de sus publicaciones.

Sara Zerini, Casalini Libri, Back to basics

11:30am-12:30pm Finance Committee Meeting #2 [James Monroe Room, Omni Hotel]

12:30-2:00pm LUNCH

2:00-3:30pm Conference Sessions. Block 4

Block 4. Panel 9 – The Influence of the Digital Age on Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Open Access and Primary Sources [Lewis/Clark Room, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: Rafael E. Tarragó, University of Minnesota. Rapporteur: Matthew J.K. Hill, Brigham Young University

Paula Covington, Latin American and Iberian Studies Bibliographer, Vanderbilt University, Stimulating and Enhancing Scholarship by Digitizing Colombiana

Lisa Cruces, Hispanic Collections Archivist, University of Houston, Sí, se puede/Yes, It Is Possible: Documenting Houston’s Latina/o Histories with the Help of Digital Tools

Anton Duplessis, Curator, Colonial Mexican Collection, Texas A&M University, El Proyecto ‘Primeros Libros de las Américas’ –Interna- tional Collaborative Digitization for Access, Preserva- tion and Scholarship

Christine Hernández, Curator, Special Collections, Latin American Library, Tulane University, Digital Primary Sources at the Latin American Library, Tulane University


Block 4. Panel 10 – Capturing Digital Transformations [Highlander/Ashlawn Room, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: Taylor Leigh, Brown University. Rapporteur: Antonio Sotomayor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Barbara Alvarez, Librarian for Romance Languages and Literatures & Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, Capturing Digital Butterflies or How to Build Research Collections of Contemporary Literature in the 21st Cen- tury

Ricarda Musser, Director of Acquisitions and Catalog- ing, Ibero-American Institute, Berlin, Making Objects Mobile: Digital Transformation and the New Chances for Research and Collection Management

Enrique Camacho Navarro, Profesor e Investigador Titular, Centro de Investigaciones sobre América Latina y el Caribe, UNAM, Los Estudios Latinoamericanos en la UNAM y las nece- sidades de colaboración. Reflexiones sobre los bancos de imágenes

Block 4. Panel 11 – Cataloging Our Values: Critical Approaches to Resource Description [James Monroe Room, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: Tim Thompson, Princeton University. Rapporteur: John B. Wright, Brigham Young University

Lisa Gardinier, Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian, University of Iowa, Who Deserves to Be Cataloged? Zines and the Privilege of Bibliographic Description

Tina Gross, Catalog Librarian, St. Cloud University; Cate Kellett, Catalog and Government Documents Librarian, Yale Law School, Conflicting Principles and Priorities: Challenging the Subject Heading “Illegal aliens”

Sara Levinson, Latin American and Iberian Cataloger, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Subject Headings and Searchable Notes: How Catalog- ers Improve Access to Latin American Collections at UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries

Laura Martin, Cataloger, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Corrugated Board Chapbooks”: Challenges in Carto- nera Subject Cataloging


Block 4. Panel 12 – Globalized Librarianship: Local Meets Global Practices [Business Center Room, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: Jennifer Osorio, University of California, Los Angeles. Rapporteur: Anne Barnhart, University of West Georgia

María Luisa Bocanegra, Biblioteca de Investigación Juan de Córdova, México (ENLACE Recipient) Catalogación multicultural: creando catálogos acordes a la realidad cultural y lingüística de Oaxaca, México

Anaís García, Directora de Fototeca, y Luisa Escobar, Directora de Biblioteca, Centro de Investigaciones Re- gionales de Mesoamérica (CIRMA), Retos de la difusión del patrimonio documental guate- malteco en la era digital

Jesús Alonso-Regalado, Subject Librarian for Latin American and Hispanic Studies, University at Albany, State University of New York, Memoria y patrimonio audiovisual en Chile: democra- tización a través de su acceso libre en internet con una mirada desde el sur

3:30-5:00pm Town Hall Meeting [James Monroe Room, Omni Hotel] Rapporteurs: Craig Schroer, University of West Georgia and Nelson Santana, Rutgers University

6:00-10:00pm Libreros’ Reception [Jefferson School, Carver Recreation Center]



8:00am-12:00pm Registration [Avenue B, Omni Hotel]

9:00-10:30am Block 5. Conference Sessions

Block 5. Panel 13 – Paisajes editoriales: De la imprenta del siglo XIX al libro electrónico [Highlander/Ashlawn Room, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: Matthew J.K. Hill, Brigham Young University. Rapporteur: Daniel Arbino, University of Arizona

Lourdes Quiroa Herrera, José Manuel Morales del Castillo, Micaela Chávez Villa, Biblioteca Daniel Cosío Villegas, El Colegio de México, El ABC de la ABD: usuarios y desarrollo de colecciones digitales en la BDCV

María Pizarro Prada, Iberoamericana Editorial Vervuert Plataformas de préstamo y venta de ebooks: el punto de vista del editor

Pura Fernández, Profesora de Investigación, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, CSIC, Madrid, El mapa de la edición literaria en las lenguas ibéricas: el proyecto internacional EDI-RED y la colaboración de los bibliotecarios


Block 5. Panel 14 – Luso-Hispanic Resistance and Re- silience: Primary Sources in the Collections of the Li- brary of Congress [Business Center Room, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: Katherine McCann, Handbook of Latin American Studies. Rapporteur: Hanni Nabahe, University of Arizona

Barbara Tenenbaum, Consultant Hispanic Division; Tracy North, Social Sciences Ed., Handbook of Latin American Studies, The Mexican Revolution and the United States Website

Georgette Dorn, Chief Librarian, Hispanic Division Examples of Resistance and Resilience by Writers in the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape

Carlos Olave, Head, Hispanic Reading Room; Igor Fazano, Acquisitions Specialist, LC Rio Office Documenting Resistance and Resilience in Brazil: The Library of Congress Field Office in Rio de Janeiro

Block 5. Panel 15 – Theory and Practice of Librarian- ship: Two Case Studies [Lewis/Clark Room, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: Micaela Chávez Villa, El Colegio de México. Rapporteur: Víctor J. Cid Carmona, El Colegio de México

Donna Canevari de Paredes, Humanities Librarian, University of Saskatchewan., South to North: The Story of a Latin American Studies Collection and its Impact on the Development of Col- lections in Support of International Studies

Fernando Erasmo Pacheco-Olea, Viena Muirragui- Irrazábal, Edwin León-Plúas, Docentes, Universidad Estatal de Milagro, Ecuador. La biblioteca universitaria ecuatoriana: perspectiva actual y reflexiones

Block 5. Panel 16 – Roda-viva [James Monroe Room, Omni Hotel]

Moderator: Alison Hicks, University of Colorado, Boulder. Rapporteur: Melissa Gasparotto, Rutgers University

Jade Madrid, Research and Instruction Librarian, Tulane University, Straight to the Source(s): Research guides at the Latin American Library

Orchid Mazurkiewicz, Director, Hispanic American Peri- odicals Index (HAPI), HAPI’s Journal Evaluation, Part 2: The Faculty Survey

Anne Barnhart, Head, Instructional Services, University of West Georgia, Who’s next? Notes on training the next generation of librarians

Michael Scott, Bibliographer for Latin American Stud- ies and Iberian Languages, Georgetown University The Newest Novedades: Using Social Media for Collec- tion Development

Betsaida Reyes, Librarian for Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies, University of Kansas, Digital Repatriation: Returning Guatemalan Broadsides Through Digital Access

Ricarda Musser, Director for Acquisitions and Catalog- ing, Ibero-American Institute, Berlin, Latin American Cultural Magazines (1860-1930): Acquisition and Digitization in the Ibero-American Institute Berlin


10:30-11:30am Libreros Consultations, Vendors’ Corner, & Coffee Break [Jefferson Room A, Omni Hotel] Presentations at Vendors’ Corner (11:00-11:30am):

Donna Muirhead, University of West Indies Press UWI Press Digital Platform

Erin Luckett and Isabela Mills, Readex

Unlocking Latin American and Caribbean History with Readex

11:30am-12:30pm Tours at UVA Campus meet at Alderman Library Main Door, 160 McCormick Rd, UVA Campus

No private transportation provided, use Charlottesville Area Transit Free Trolley

Nora Benedict, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Span- ish, Italian, and Portuguese

The Borges Manuscript Collection at The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Amanda Nelsen, Director of Programs & Education, and Ruth-Ellen St. Onge, Assistant Curator of Collec- tions, Rare Book School

Rare Book School provides educational opportunities to study the history, care, and use of written, printed, and digital materials


12:30-2:00pm LUNCH

2:00-3:30pm Business Meeting and Closing Session. Open to any conference attendant. [James Monroe Room, Omni Hotel]

Rapporteurs: Craig Schroer, University of West Georgia and Nelson Santana, Rutgers University


3:30pm Book Exhibits Closing

3:30-5:30pm Executive Board Meeting #2. Open to any conference attendant. [James Monroe Room, Omni Hotel] Rapporteurs: Craig Schroer, University of West Georgia and Nelson Santana, Rutgers University

2015 Program

Sixtieth Annual Meeting of the
Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM)

Princeton University ~ June 13-17, 2015

Brazil in the World, the World in Brazil:
Research Trends and Library Resources‌



The PDF of the program may be downloaded here: Conference_Program_2015



8:00am-5:00pm Registration [East Pyne Lobby]

9:00-10:00am New Members Orientation [East Pyne 111] 9:00-10:00am Committee Meetings & Affinity Groups

Academic Latino/a Zone of Activism & Research (ALZAR) [East Pyne 039]

Bylaws [East Pyne 027]

10:00-11:00am Committee Meetings & Affinity Groups Library/Bookdealer/Publisher Relations [East Pyne 010] Iberian Studies in SALALM (ISiS) [East Pyne 039] Policy, Research and Investigation [East Pyne 027]

10:00am-12:00pm Finance #1 [East Pyne 023]

11:00-12:00 Committee Meetings

Cataloging and Bibliographic Technology [East Pyne 111] Medina Award [East Pyne 027]

Interlibrary Cooperation [East Pyne 039]

12:00-1:30pm LUNCH

1:30-3:00pm Regional Group Meetings

CALAFIA (California Cooperative Latin American Collection Development Group) [East Pyne 027]

LANE (Latin America North East Libraries Consortium) [East Pyne 010]

LASER (Latin American Studies Southeast Regional Libraries) [East Pyne 039]

MOLLAS (Midwest Organization of Libraries for Latin American Studies) [East Pyne 111]

3:00-4:00pm Committee Meetings

Communications [East Pyne 111]

Digital Primary Resources [East Pyne 010] Nominations [East Pyne 027]

4:00-6:00pm LAMP [East Pyne 010]

6:00-7:00pm Happy Hour for New Members, ENLACE becarios, Presidential Fellows, and SALALM Scholarship Awardee

[Yankee Doodle Tap Room, Nassau Inn]


8:00am-5:00pm Registration [East Pyne Lobby]

9:00-11:00am Latin American Research Resources Project (LARRP) [East Pyne 010] 10:00-11:00 Committee Meetings

Audio-Visual Media [East Pyne 027] Outreach/ENLACE [East Pyne 039] Libreros [East Pyne Rotunda 105]

11:00-12:00pm Committee Meetings

Membership [East Pyne 027]

Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) [East Pyne 111] Research and Instruction Services [East Pyne Rotunda 105]

12:00-1:30pm LUNCH

1:30-5:00pm Libreros/Librarians Consultations

[Chancellor Green Upper Hyphen and Rotunda]

2:00-3:00pm Committee Meetings

Cuban Bibliography [East Pyne Rotunda 105] Electronic Resources [East Pyne 010]

Serials [East Pyne 111]

3:00-4:00pm Committee Meetings

Editorial Board [East Pyne 111]

Marginalized Peoples and Ideas [East Pyne Rotunda 105] Scholarship [East Pyne 027]

4:00-6:00pm Executive Board #1 [East Pyne 010]

Rapporteur: Suzanne M. Schadl, University of New Mexico



8:00am-5:00pm Registration [East Pyne Lobby] 9:00-11:00am Opening Session [McCosh 50]

Rapporteur: Craig Schroer, University of West Georgia

Welcoming Remarks

Luis A. González, President, SALALM (2014-2015), Indiana University

Karin A. Trainer, University Librarian Princeton University

Pedro Meira Monteiro, Acting Director, Program in Latin American Studies Princeton University

Presentation of the José Toribio Medina Award

Presentation of ENLACE, Presidential Fellow, and SALALM Scholarship Awardees

Keynote Address Lilia Moritz Schwarcz, Universidade de São Paulo/Global Scholar Program, Princeton University

The Long Journey of the Portuguese Royal Library: Books, Freedom and the Symbolic Power of Libraries

Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez SALALM Local Arrangements Chair Princeton University

11:15-12:00pm Book Exhibit Opening

[Chancellor Green Upper Hyphen and Rotunda]

12:00-1:30pm LUNCH

1:30-3:00pm Conference Sessions

Panel 1 – Perspectives on Digital Humanities Scholarship [East Pyne 010]

Moderator: Barbara Alvarez, University of Michigan. Rapporteur: Catherine Kellett, Yale University

Aquiles Alencar-Brayner, The British Library, Digital Scholarship and its Impact on Latin American Studies

Thomas M. Cohen, Oliveira Lima Library/The Catholic University of America & Joan R. Stahl, The Catholic University of America, Crossing the Digital Divide: A New Direction at the Oliveira Lima Library

Patricia Figueroa, Brown University, Latin American Digital Humanities Projects at Brown: An Overview


Panel 2 – Collaborations Supporting Scholarship on Latin America: LAMP and LARRP [East Pyne 111]

Moderator: David Dressing, University of Notre Dame. Rapporteur: Marisol Ramos, University of Connecticut

Judy Alspach, Center for Research Libraries, Building on a History of Collaboration: The Evolution of LAMP and LARRP

Melissa Guy, Arizona State University, LARRP: Improving Access to Research Materials on Latin America through International Collaboration

Suzanne M. Schadl, University of New Mexico, LAMP (CRL): Collaborative Preservation of Primary Source Materials

Panel 3 – Legacy Collections of Brasiliana [East Pyne Rotunda 105]

Moderator: Ellen M. Jaramillo, Yale University. Rapporteur: Richard F. Phillips, University of Florida

Ricardo Souza de Carvalho, Universidade de São Paulo, O acervo ibero-americano de um brasileiro nos Estados Unidos: a história da Oliveira Lima Library

Pilar Moreno, Biblioteca Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz/Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Uso y preservación de colecciones del patrimonio cultural brasileño y mexicano en la Biblioteca Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Giuliana Ragusa, Universidade de São Paulo Biblioteca Brasiliana, Mindlin: uma história de desafios


3:00-4:30pm Conference Sessions


Panel 4 – Brazilian Primary Sources: An Evolving Challenge – Perspectives from Scholars [East Pyne 010]

Moderator: Peter T. Johnson, Princeton University. Rapporteur: Holly Ackerman, Duke University

Stanley J. Stein, Princeton University Pedro Meira Monteiro, Princeton University

Daryle Williams, University of Maryland, College Park


Panel 5 – Open Access: Challenges, Models, and Recommendations [East Pyne 027]

Moderator: Martha E. Mantilla, University of Pittsburgh. Rapporteur: Catherine Kellett, Yale University

Bronwen K. Maxson, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), A Liaison’s Role in Implementing an Open Access Policy on Campus

Norma Palomino, Inter-American Development Bank, Numbers for Development: the IDB’s Open Data Center

David P. Wiseman, Brigham Young University, Open Access: Toward a More Inclusive Dialogue


Panel 6 – Building Latin American Collections in the 21st Century: Emerging Trends and Challenges [East Pyne 111]

Moderator: Ruby M. Gutiérrez, Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI). Rapporteur: John B. Wright, Brigham Young University

Paloma Celis-Carbajal, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Acquiring Latin American Materials in the 21st Century: A Preliminary Report on the Collection Development Trends Task Force

Debra McKern, Library of Congress, Rio de Janeiro Office, Brazil’s Popular Groups: Acquiring the Grey Literature Collection at the Library of Congress

Jennifer Osorio, University of California, Los Angeles, Serials Acquisitions in the Digital “Future”: If It’s All Online, What’s the Problem?


Panel 7 – Emerging Latin American Literary Treasures [East Pyne Rotunda 105]

Moderator: Laura Shedenhelm, University of Georgia. Rapporteur: Brenda Salem, University of Pittsburgh

Hortensia Calvo, Tulane University, Cartas de Lysi: Unpublished Letters from Sor Juana’s Mentor, María Luisa Manrique de Lara y Gonzaga

José Montelongo, University of Texas, Austin, The Controversy over the Gabriel García Márquez Archive

M. Alejandra Plaza, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, La “Colección J.J. Hernández – J. Bianco” en la Biblioteca de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina


4:30-6:00pm Conference Sessions


Panel 8 – International Library Cooperation: Current and Future Directions [East Pyne 010]

Moderator: Nerea Llamas, University of Michigan. Rapporteur: Virginia García, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos

Peter Altekrüger, Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, Cooperation of the Library of the Ibero-American Institute with Latin American National Libraries and US Libraries: Current Projects and Perspectives

Sergio López Ruelas, Comité Regional para América Latina y el Caribe del Programa Memoria del Mundo, UNESCO/Universidad de Guadalajara Logros y desafíos del Programa Memoria del Mundo en el ámbito latinoamericano: un balance de cuentas

Margarita Vannini, Instituto de Historia de Nicaragua y Centroamérica La Biblioteca del Instituto de Historia de Nicaragua y Centroamérica (UCA) y el desarrollo de programas académicos sobre memoria y cultura para la construcción de ciudadanías


Panel 9 – Digital Curation of Archival and Ephemeral Collections: Enhancing Access and Discovery [East Pyne 111]

Moderator: Rhonda L. Neugebauer, University of California, Riverside. Rapporteur: Antonio Sotomayor, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

Renan Marinho de Castro, Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação de História Contemporânea do Brasil, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (CPDOC/FGV), Difusão e acesso as fontes históricas: o impacto da disponibilização online de documentos através do projeto de preservação e disseminação do acervo histórico do Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação de História Contemporânea do Brasil (CPDOC/FGV)

Beatriz R. Olivetti, International Center for the Arts of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Recovery, Discovery, and Digital Accessibility of Critical Brazilian Sources at ICAA’s Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art Project

Gabrielle Winkler & Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez, Princeton University, From Ephemeral to Virtual Open Access: Introducing Princeton’s Latin American Ephemera Digital Archive


Panel 10 – Roda Viva [East Pyne Rotunda 105]

Moderator: Alison Hicks, University of Colorado, Boulder. Rapporteur: Melissa Gasparotto, Rutgers University

Leif Adelson, Books from Mexico, Reflections on Why There Are So Few Digital Format Academic Titles in Mexico

Jesús Alonso-Regalado, University at Albany, State University of New York, Crowdfunding and Collection Development: Opportunities for Academic Libraries in Kickstarter

Lisa Gardinier, University of Iowa, Conversaciones con fanzineros: Collecting Zines in Latin America

Sara Levinson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Following the Clues and Getting Help from your Friends: Creating a Catalog Record for an Item Written Almost Entirely in a Language You Don’t Understand

Ryan Lynch, Knox College, U.S. Libraries for Beginners: Library Instruction for ESoL Students

Jorge Matos, Hostos Community College Library, Latino Librarianship in a Predominantly Latino Community College: Thoughts from a New Junior Faculty

Ana Ramírez Luhrs, Lafayette College, Crossing the Border: Librarians in the Classroom beyond Information Literacy

David Woken, University of Oregon, Human Rights and Genocide: Leveraging Academic Library Resources to Support Secondary Education


7:00-9:00pm Host Reception [Prospect House]




8:00am-5:00pm Registration [East Pyne Lobby]


8:30am-4:30pm Book Exhibit [Chancellor Green Upper Hyphen and Rotunda] 8:30-10:00am Conference Sessions

Panel 11 – The Hispanic Division and the Handbook of Latin American Studies: Highlighting Luso-Hispanic Collections in the Library of Congress [East Pyne 111]

Moderator: Daisy V. Domínguez, The City College of New York, CUNY. Rapporteur: Peter S. Bushnell, University of Florida

Georgette Dorn, Hispanic Division, Library of Congress, The Hispanic Division in the Development of Latin American Studies: A Historical View

Katherine McCann, Hispanic Division, Library of Congress, Portraying Latin America: The Cândido Portinari Murals in the Hispanic Reading Room

Debra McKern, Library of Congress, Rio de Janeiro Office, Web Archives in the Hispanic Division

Tracy North, Hispanic Division, Library of Congress, Online and Onsite: The Handbook of Latin American Studies as a Gateway to the Library of Congress Collections


Panel 12 – Digital Humanities Projects in Latin America and the Caribbean: Awareness, Training, and Outreach [East Pyne Rotunda 105]

Moderator: Philip S. MacLeod, Emory University. Rapporteur: Paula A. Covington, Vanderbilt University

Alex Gil, Columbia University, Documenting and Supporting DH Projects in Latin America and the Caribbean

Myra Torres-Alamo, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Del Proyecto de Digitalización de Fotografías del Periódico El Mundo a la Biblioteca Digital Puertorriqueña: acceso y preservación de colecciones patrimoniales de la Universidad de Puerto Rico

Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean, Florida International University, dLOC as the Socio-Technical Infrastructure for Collaborative Projects: A Case Study of the Course “Panama Silver, Asian Gold: Migration, Money, and the Making of Modern Caribbean Literature”


Panel 13 – E-books: Vendor Update and a Librarian’s Response [East Pyne 010]

Moderator: Adán Griego, Stanford University. Rapporteur: Daniel Schoorl, Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)

Barbara Casalini, Casalini Libri Lluís Claret, Digitalia Publishing

Fernando Genovart, Librería García Cambeiro Leslie Lees, e-libro

Frank Smith, JSTOR

Wayne Bivens-Tatum, Princeton University The Ideal Library Ebook


Panel 14 – Archives, Libraries, and Collaboration: New Initiatives for the Preservation of Historical Sources in the Americas [East Pyne 027]

Moderator: Sarah Aponte, The City College of New York. Rapporteur: Mercedes Tinoco Espinoza, Universidad de las Regiones Autónomas de la Costa Caribe Nicaragüense

Susana Arias Arévalo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, El futuro del pasado: Proyecto Fondo Antiguo de la Universidad Católica de Chile

George Apodaca, University of Delaware Natalie Baur, University of Miami Libraries & Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, University of Florida, Desmantelando fronteras: Breaking down Barriers to Peer-to-Peer Virtual Collaboration in Libraries and Archives in the Americas

Ana María Cobos, Saddleback College Alison Hicks, University of Colorado, Boulder & Ana Lya Sater, University of Colorado, Boulder, The Chilean Exile 1973-1989 Initiative: An Ongoing Project

10:00-10:30am Coffee Break [Chancellor Green Upper Hyphen and Rotunda]

10:45am-12:00pm Keynote Address [McCormick 101]


Abel L. Packer, Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)/ FAPESP Program Latin American Journals in the Humanities and the Social Sciences: A Common Affirmation through Open Access

Rapporteur: Craig Schroer, University of West Georgia


12:00-1:30pm LUNCH

1:30-3:00pm Conference Sessions

Panel 15 – The Impact of Campus Internationalization on the Research Library: A Round Table Discussion [East Pyne 010]

Moderator: Luis A. González, Indiana University. Rapporteur: David Woken, University of Oregon

Jeremy Adelman, Princeton Unversity David Magier, Princeton University Michael Stoller, New York University

Steven W. Witt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Panel 16 — Are We Ready for the Ebook Evolution in Latin America? Strategizing the Future of Collecting, Use, and Preservation [East Pyne 111]

Moderator: Peter S. Bushnell, University of Florida. Rapporteur: Manuel Ostos, The Pennsylvania State University

Angela M. Carreño, New York University, The Ebook and Coverage of the Specialized Scholarly Monograph in Latin American Collection Development

Melissa Goertzen, Columbia University, E-Book Collection Development at Columbia University Libraries

Sarah Goldberg, Columbia University, The Argentine E-Book Study at Columbia University Libraries


Panel 17 – Online Social Science Resources for Latin American Studies Research: A Review of the Field [East Pyne 027]

Moderator: Laura Shedenhelm, University of Georgia. Rapporteur: Adrian Johnson, University of Texas, Austin

Harold Colson, University of California, San Diego, Another BRIC on the Web: The Brazilian Presence in International Agency Statistical Sites

Carlos Navarro, Latin America Data Base, University of New Mexico Using Current News Events as a Tool for Teaching about Latin America

Adriana Gabriela Ríos, FLACSO Ecuador, Indicadores académicos de la Biblioteca Digital FLACSO Andes

Panel 18 – Virtual Collections: Issues in Curation, Management, and Access [East Pyne Rotunda 105]

Moderator: Rhonda L. Neugebauer, University of California, Riverside. Rapporteur: D. Ryan Lynch, Knox College

Janete Saldanha Bach Estevão, Universidade Federal do Paraná, From Public Policies to Academic Initiatives towards Electronic Resources Access in Brazil: The Challenge of Overcoming the Shortage of Resources while Ensuring Quality in Academic Research

Melissa Gasparotto, Rutgers University, Area Studies and other Thematic Portals in the Institutional Repository

José Manuel Morales del Castillo, El Colegio de México, Luces y sombras de GREI (Gestión de Recursos Electrónicos de Información) en bibliotecas académicas


3:00-4:30pm Town Hall Meeting [McCormick 101]

Rapporteur: Craig Schroer, University of West Georgia


4:30-5:30pm Finance #2 [East Pyne 111]

6:00-9:00pm Libreros’ Reception [Class of 1963 Courtyard, Whitman College]



8:00am-5:00pm Registration [East Pyne Lobby]

8:30am-3:00pm Book Exhibit [Chancellor Green Rotunda] 8:30-10:00am Conference Sessions

Panel 19 – One Size Does Not Fit All: Cooperative Collection Development within the Borrow Direct Consortium [East Pyne 027]

Moderator: Lynn M. Shirey, Harvard University. Rapporteur: Joseph C. Holub, University of Pennsylvania

Jill Baron, Dartmouth College & Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez, Princeton University, Divide and Conquer Brazil: A New Approach to Cooperative Collection Development within the Borrow Direct Consortium

Rebecca K. Friedman, Princeton University, Ivies+ Art & Architecture Group: Tackling Contemporary Art Publications from Latin America

Thomas Keenan, Princeton University, Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union and the Challenges of Inter- Consortial Cooperative Collecting

Darwin F. Scott, Princeton University, The Borrow Direct Contemporary Composers Cooperative Collection Plan


Panel 20 – Pedagogy for the 21st Century: Paulo Freire in a Connected World [East Pyne 010]

Moderator: Melissa Gasparotto, Rutgers University. Rapporteur: Roberto Delgadillo, University of California, Davis

Lisa Gardinier, University of Iowa, Revolution in the Classroom: The Many Layers of Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Alison Hicks, University of Colorado, Boulder, Pedagogy for the Oppressed? The Question of LibGuides

Margarita Mata Acosta & Juan Manuel Zurita Sánchez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, La educación dialógica de Freire y las comunidades de aprendizaje

Craig Schroer, University of West Georgia, Set my Students Freire! Rubrics of the Oppressed


Panel 21 – Inquiries into Nineteenth-century Brazilian Past [East Pyne Rotunda 105]

Moderator: David Dressing, University of Notre Dame. Rapporteur: Talía Guzmán González, University of Maryland-College Park

Claire-Lise Benaud, University of New Mexico, New York to Pará, Brazil: The Diary of Hector von Bayer

Philip S. MacLeod, Emory University, Salvador de Bahia: A View from the North, 1849

Alexia Helena de Araujo Shellard, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro/Susanne Bach Books from Brazil, Empresas estrangeiras no Brasil do século XIX


Panel 22 – Access and Description: Current Trends [East Pyne 111]

Moderator: Bronwen K. Maxson, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Rapporteur: Viviane Ferreira de Faria, University of New Mexico

Orchid Mazurkiewicz, Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) Lost in Translation/Traducción/Tradução: Building a Trilingual HAPI

Wendy Pedersen, University of New Mexico, Discovery through Acquisitions: Colonizing WorldCat with WMS

Timothy Thompson, Princeton University, Descrever é preciso: Adding Item-level Metadata to the Leila Míccolis Brazilian Alternative Press Collection at the University of Miami Libraries


10:00-10:30am Coffee Break [Chancellor Green Upper Hyphen and Rotunda] 10:30-12:00pm Conference Sessions

Panel 23 – Ethnicity and Immigration History Studies on Brazil: Sources and Research Trends [East Pyne 111]

Moderator: Teresa Chapa, University of North Carolina. Rapporteur: Vera Araujo, Susanne Bach Books from Brazil

Gabriel Mordoch, The Ohio State University, Os Diálogos das grandezas do Brasil [1618] de Ambrósio Fernandes Brandão e os cristãos-novos no Brasil colonial

Ricarda Musser, Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, Immigration Guides as Source Material for Immigration History: The Example of Brazil

Daniel Schoorl, Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI), Arab Ethnicity in Brazil: An Overview of Recent Literature and Research


Panel 24 – Brazilian Culture and Society in North American Library Collections [East Pyne 010]

Moderator: Gayle A. Williams, Florida International University. Rapporteur: Jade Kara Mishler, Tulane University

T-Kay Sangwand, University of Texas, Austin, A procura da batida perfeita: The Art of (Collecting) Brazilian Hip Hop

Suzanne M. Schadl & Viviane Ferreira de Faria, University of New Mexico, Borderlands Reinvented and Revisited: Third Space Intersections of Portuguese Language Literature in Print and Image

Sócrates Silva, University of California, Santa Barbara, Samba, choro, baião: Documenting Early Brazilian Sound Recordings at the UCSB Library

Donald M. Vorp, Princeton Theological Seminary Library Studying Brazilian Christianity in Princeton


Panel 25 – Library Acquisitions and Collection Assessment Initiatives: Reports from the Field [East Pyne 027]

Moderator: Jana L. Krentz, Yale University.Rapporteur: Nancy L. Hallock, Harvard University

Jessie Christensen, Brigham Young University Current Trends in Library Acquisitions

Paul Losch, University of Florida, O Brasil d@s bibliotecari@s brasilianistas: A Collaborative Collections Analysis of LARRP Library Holdings from Brazil

Manuel Ostos, The Pennsylvania State University, Faculty Still Use Books…Don’t They? A Citation Analysis of Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Monographs, 2004-2013

Betsaida M. Reyes, University of Kansas, Ebooks: Measuring which Factors Increase Access


Panel 26 – Digitization of Primary Resources: Libraries Sharing their Treasures [East Pyne Rotunda 105]

Moderator: Rafael E. Tarragó, University of Minnesota.Rapporteur: Christine Hernández, Tulane University

Sarah Buck Kachaluba, University of California, San Diego & Lynn Shirey, Harvard University, The Genesis and Evolution of the Digital Primary Resources Subcommittee

Luis A. González, Indiana University, Archivo Mesoamericano: A Collaborative Video Digitization Project

Antonio Sotomayor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Digitizing the Conde de Montemar Letters (1761-1799): A Beginner’s Impressions on Multi-Departmental Collaborations and Digital Humanities


12:00am-1:30pm LUNCH

1:30-3:00pm Business Meeting and Closing Session [East Pyne 010] 3:00pm Book Exhibit Closing [Chancellor Green Rotunda]

3:00-5:00pm Executive Board #2 [East Pyne 010]

Rapporteur: Suzanne M. Schadl, University of New Mexico


PRE-texts Workshop: Civic Engagement through the Humanities

June 18, 2012, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Facilitator: Professor Doris Sommer, Harvard University
Rapporteur: Alison Hicks, University of Colorado, Boulder

What do you associate with the word clown? Perhaps it’s circus, buffoon, Auguste, Pierrot, traffic cop or a red nose. Wait, traffic cop? For Colombians, this isn’t as crazy as it sounds. As mayor of Bogotá from 1995-1997, Antanas Mockus sacked the corrupt traffic police and replaced them with clowns in an attempt to use theatrical displays to “gain people’s attention and, then, to make them think.” Traffic fatalities dropped 50% and Mockus now serves as inspiration for Harvard University’s Cultural Agents project that aims to build society through the arts and humanities. PRE-texts is one of the associated Cultural Agent projects that focus on using the humanities as a tool for civic engagement. Run by Doris Sommer, Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Director of Graduate Studies in Spanish at Harvard University, the project provides workshops aimed at engaging even the most reluctant readers, as well as training for teachers and artists. The workshops draw on new and longstanding Latin American cultural traditions such as cartonera or cordel literature to “develop…avid and creative readers by using classic literature as an excuse for making art.”

25 SALALM participants signed up for the three hour workshop with Professor Sommer, eager to experience and engage with the techniques and process that combine textual analysis with bookmaking, drawing, performing and writing. Working from the premise that all literature is recycled (Borges himself remarked that a written text is one of 10,000 options), Professor Sommer facilitated a collaborative process to help us pull out elements of a text and rework them into new interpretations and creations. In this way, we started to understand how literature works, the first step in the process of really understanding and engaging with an author and an essential part of empowering student literacy.

The Workshop

The first task of the workshop was to create a book cover out of the various recycled craft materials on the tables. As participants set to work happily cutting, gluing, drawing and coloring, Professor Sommer called for a volunteer to read aloud, just as tobacco rollers paid for professional storytellers to read Marx to them while they worked. The passage chosen was a 500 word extract from One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (Chapter 1, “Holding a child by each hand…”). In true García Márquez style, the passage was fairly dense and full of allusions and metaphors, so another volunteer read the passage aloud again, a deliberate attempt by Sommer to try and channel the dramatic and engage participants as listeners before handing out a copy of the text to look at. We were then given five minutes to think of an aspect of the text that was puzzling, and share this as a question with the group. Very little about the text was left untouched as participants queried the various characters, melting Armenians and the cost of entry to the tent.

As we started to engage with the text, Professor Sommer was quick to highlight various instructional techniques too, allowing us to reflect on participating and facilitating at the same time. Thus, as the questions dried up, she reminded us that every student in the class had to join in fully with the activities. With an almost uncanny knack of working out who hadn’t spoken yet, she reminded us that skipping over a student’s contribution could imply that the facilitator either doesn’t care about the student or thinks they don’t matter. Faced with a classroom full of introverted librarians, this wasn’t as easy as it sounds. After the activity, Professor Sommer asked us to reflect on what we had learned. Highlighting the pitfalls of asking students what they had learned (the answer is usually “nothing”), she framed the question by asking us what we had done.

In the second activity, we were asked to think of an answer to one of those questions and write it down on a piece of paper. These answers were then “published” on a clothes line at the back of the room, drawing on cordel literature traditions. Answers ranged from the monosyllabic to the literary, drawing on the text to continue the story while also allowing our imagination and creativity to stretch the author’s original boundaries. After reading each other’s contributions we were again asked what we had done in that activity; I definitely marveled at my colleagues’ ingenuity!

The next activity was performance: each group was asked to pick a literary metaphor from the text and act it out to the wider group. With younger children, Professor Sommer remarked that she asked children to act out a scene, but for older students, drama can help scaffold complicated allusions, thereby helping them “crack the code” that can cloud understanding. Various metaphors from the text were acted out with varying degrees of success, including the phrases “smoking pitch,” “giving testimony on the Holy Scriptures,” and “the chest gave off a glacial exhalation.” Some mimes were harder to guess than others, but Professor Sommer reminded us that the aim of the exercise was to engage more carefully with the text rather than getting to the right answer.

The last activity involved drawing. Sitting back to back with a partner we took turns describing and drawing a character before hanging our finished masterpieces in the “gallery.” A “curator” then facilitated a discussion of the characters we had drawn, focusing on our inspiration and imagination as we drew from and built on the text.

At the end of the workshop, participants gathered around one final time to discuss the overall workshop experience, and in particular how we could draw on this experience in our own contexts in the future. Several public librarians reflected on how they might use the techniques in literacy programs or with reluctant readers summer workshops. Key takeaways for academic librarians focused around classroom management and how to draw on these core concepts of critical pedagogy in instruction sessions. Participants also remarked about how the workshop gave them a newfound understanding of the importance of collecting cartonera literature.

Exhuming the Archive: Countering Impunity and Restoring Cultural Heritage in Neocolonial and Post-Conflict States

Panel 12, Tuesday May 31, 2011, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Moderator: Silvia Mejia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Presenters: Marisol Ramos, University of Connecticut; T-Kay Sangwand, The University of Texas at Austin; and Joel Blanco-Rivera, University of Pittsburgh
Rapporteur: Suzanne Schadl, University of New Mexico

The first presentation, Sharing Archives: The P.R. Civil Court Cases Collection Digital Project, by Marisol Ramos of the University of Connecticut (UConn) offered digitization of the Puerto Rican Civil Court Cases Collection as a solution for colonialist ownership of cultural heritage collections in tenuous political environments. Ramos noted that this collection, purchased by UConn in 2002 (before her appointment), actually belonged in the National Archive in Puerto Rico. Upon its establishment in 1955, it became the repository for all government records from the Spanish period to the present. Even so, and through legal means, these documents were in the custody of UConn when she began working there. Because of strict Connecticut state laws prohibiting the deaccession of materials bought by the state, this 19th century collection could not be returned to Puerto Rico. To make matters worse, the fragility of the documents within this collection prohibited making photocopies to share access with the country of provenance.

In 2007, Ramos became concerned with how best to address the moral and ethical obligation to provide Puerto Ricans access to this collection. She saw it as part of the Puerto Rican national and cultural heritage. As a Puerto Rican who had worked in and collaborated with staff at the National Archive in Puerto Rico, Ramos felt even more obligated to identify a solution to the problem of U.S. universities ending up with collections far from their countries of origin. After offering a snapshot of several cases in which donations, purchases, deaths, and/or other events led to document drains, Ramos addressed the difficult historical relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States. In so doing, she situated their relationship within studies of colonialism. Ramos noted that as a political appointee embroiled in this difficult connection, it would be ill-advised for the director of the National Archive in Puerto Rico to formally demand that documents be returned to Puerto Rico. The rotating nature of such political positions would make this endeavor even more complicated.

Ramos proposed intervention from archivists and librarians in the United States holding cultural heritage collections. She then outlined the UConn project, and announced that the Latin American Microforms Project (LAMP) had agreed to help fund the initiative. Ramos noted that once digitized, by May 2012 all of the documents in the Puerto Rican Civil Court Cases Collection would be shared through the Internet Archive. Ramos noted that while this solution did not return documents to their country of origin, it did offer access. It also successfully bypassed University funding politics and spoke to the difficulties of cross national/institutional ownership of cultural heritage collections in a tenuous funding situation and in a complicated political environment.

In the second presentation, Tejiendo la Memoria: Strengthening Collective Memory of El Salvador’s Civil War through Transnational Digitization Partnerships, T-Kay Sangwand (The University of Texas at Austin) proposed a Distributed Archival Model as an alternative to problematic traditional methods of archival possession. She argued that the partnership based model of transnational digitization could empower record and access creators by enabling them to retain, expand, and share access while also learning useful techniques in digital preservation.

Sangwand began by presenting the Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) at UT (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/hrdi). This program serves as the umbrella under which her primary focus, the Tejiendo la Memoria project, evolved. Sangwand noted that HRDI emerged out of the collective effort in which activists, scholars, and organizations together with the University of Texas Libraries (UTL) began to identify threatened electronic and analog resources for preservation. They sought to save the most fragile records of international human rights struggles and promote their security through archival availability, human rights research and continued advocacy. A generous grant from the Bridgeway Foundation in 2008 led to the establishment of the HRDI, which Sangwand noted currently engages in transnational collaborative projects to preserve and make accessible the historical record of genocide and human rights violations throughout the world.

Sangwand presented UT Austin’s work with the Radio Venceremos Archive at the Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen (Museum of Word and Image) in El Salvador as an example of implementing a Distributive Archival Model. Radio Venceremos traveled with the FMLN during the El Salvadoran Civil War and denounced human rights abuses. Sangwand noted that this medium also became an important means for popular education. After the war ended, Radio Venceremos had 1,270 fragile tapes containing personal testimonies. Needless to say, the Museum Word and Image was reluctant to give UT Austin temporary custody of these important records, and understandably so, especially considering the political history between the United States and El Salvador. UT Austin chose, thus, to use collection development funds in order to send equipment and trainers to the Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen with the express purpose of acquiring this digital collection.

UT Austin employees provided training in digital preservation techniques and metadata standards and Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen archivists began to digitize and describe the collection. Custody never changed hands and each party had the opportunity to contribute their expertise to the project. UT Austin and the Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen agreed to share the digital copies archived in a server at UT Austin. The original Radio Venceremos tapes remained in El Salvador. The funding formula used in this experimental acquisition involved calculating the staff costs of two employees processing this collection over two years’ time. UT Austin agreed to pay 2/3 of the cost while the Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen covered 1/3. Sangwand concluded by sharing a clip of a sole survivor’s testimonial in these audio files.

In the third presentation, Declassification and Accountability for Part Abuses: Transitional Justice in Latin America and the Impact of Declassified U.S. Government Documents, Joel Blanco-Rivera (University of Pittsburgh) argued that transitional justice in Latin America requires and is dependent upon access to government documents from the United States. He suggested and offered several examples in which these documents have played important roles in memory-related initiatives throughout Latin America.

Blanco-Rivera began his presentation by placing Latin American requirements for access to U.S. government documents in an international context. He offered a review of cases and literature including reference to the following international efforts to save threatened records: German state security service records in the early 1990s; Paraguayan information on detentions during the Stroessner regime; records from the Guatemalan national police stored in a police building in Mexico City; and very recently, records from the Egyptian state security police. In this last case, Blanco-Rivera stated that protestors successfully used social media to document their demands for saving records as well as for documenting them. He noted that in all of these cases, saving these documents from destruction led to public outcries and increased availability, as in the case of the Archive of Terror. Knowledge of these documents also prompted heightened demands for declassified U.S. government documents, as in the case of Operation Condor.

Building on literature regarding the importance of archivist activism in Human Rights, Blanco-Rivera noted that it was imperative for archivists and human rights activists to take responsibility for preserving several different kinds of archives including transitional archives of former regimes; archives of human rights organizations; archives documenting life during the period; and archives of declassified governments. He reiterated that archival sources enable societies to address legacies of human rights abuses, to institute truth programs, and to implement government reforms and other transitions. Blanco-Rivera highlighted the importance of truth commissions as the main mechanisms for addressing abuses in Latin America. He also argued that such efforts succeeded only after also obtaining declassified U.S. documents. Blanco-Rivera demonstrated that combining Truth Commission reports with the declassification of U.S. documents increased interest in the contradictions between U.S. declassified documents and local documents. He added that this triangulation often opened the door for even greater demands for the release of additional records.

Questions & Comments:

Pamela Graham (Columbia University) asked Sangwand how prevalent the UT Austin model is. She wanted to know if there were other institutions doing similar things and she asked Sangwand if the cost sharing formula UT Austin has used addressed ongoing preservation and maintenance costs. Sangwand stated that she was not aware of any other academic organizations doing something similar but that non-governmental organization were involved in like practices. As for the storage and maintenance costs, she noted that the UT Austin director was supportive of the project as an acquisition and not worried about storage right now. The point was to build an infrastructure for this process to continue in the future. There was an inaudible interjection from the audience on other collections or documents in Mexico.

Ana María Garra asked Blanco-Rivera about his familiarity with a case brought in the U.S. in 1973, which was developed from U.S. documents. He noted that he was familiar with that case and added a few additional examples.

Adrian Johnson (UT Austin) asked Blanco-Rivera if civil judgments help people pursue criminal cases, sort of as a means to ameliorate the reality that a civil conviction rarely results in payment.  He wondered if it would be possible to use such a case to revoke citizenship. Blanco-Rivera responded that receiving money was never the end goal. Recognition was most important.

Suzanne Schadl (UNM) asked Ramos and Sangwand if they had to maneuver restrictive bureaucratic funding (such as not recognizing museums as vendors or refusing large reimbursements) to purchase documents in order to get them back to where they belong or to use collections development funds for digital acquisition. Both noted that they had very little difficulty, just increased paper work and communications.

Johnson (UT Austin) asked Ramos if she had any contact with the Puerto Rican Archives since they put this collection into the Internet Archive. He wondered if they were using it. Ramos noted that they were still in the beginning processes of the project and that it would not be live until May 2012.

Adán Benavides (UT Austin) asked Sangwand how feasible it would be to continue these kinds of agreements and how selective they could be in this process. He wanted to know about the long-term sustainability of these projects after the case. Sangwand noted that the library was dedicated to preservation and maintenance costs for these collections, not unlike they would be for other acquisitions. Graham (Columbia University) added that Mellon grants were offering funding for figuring out how to do archiving metadata.


Documentary: Nostalgia por la luz

Panel 14, May 31, 2011, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Moderator: Richard Phillips, University of Florida
Presenter: Carlos Gutiérrez, Cinema Tropical
Rapporteur: David S. Nolen, Mississippi State University

This panel featured a screening of the film Nostalgia por la Luz, directed by Patricio Guzmán. Carlos Gutiérrez from Cinema Tropical presented an introduction to the film itself and answered questions before and after the screening. Gutiérrez began by explaining that Cinema Tropical was founded in 2001 and is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Latin American cinema. As part of this mission, Cinema Tropical is involved in distribution and promotion of films, including activities like publicity campaigns, film festivals, and film series (like the one held at the University of Arizona each year). He introduced this film by mentioning Guzmán’s earlier film, The Battle of Chile. Gutiérrez considers Nostalgia por la Luz to be a film essay on theoretical ideas of memory. It was financed by Guzmán himself. Chris Moore (Sol Productions) asked how to order the film. Gutiérrez answered that it could be ordered through the Icarus Films website. Paloma Celis Carbajal (University of Wisconsin, Madison) asked if Cinema Tropical also covered European cinema as well. Gutiérrez responded that Cinema Tropical only works with films from Latin America, which includes films from Brazil but not from the English-speaking Caribbean.

The film focused on the themes of the preservation and study of the past as represented by images and people associated with the Atacama Desert. Guzmán began by discussing the widespread popular interest in astronomy throughout Chile, and how the region of the Atacama has attracted astronomers from around the world because its environmental and atmospheric conditions provide a uniquely suited place to study the night sky.

In a conversation between the director and an astronomer, Guzmán introduced the idea that astronomers are primarily concerned with the past because they are observing light that has traveled over time from distant places in the universe. He also used this conversation to express the belief that the present is actually the sensory perception of the recent past because there is always a time-lapse effect when observing light.

The film highlighted the connections between archaeologists and astronomers. Both groups attempt to reconstruct the distant past from the evidence they find in the present. The Atacama Desert functions as a gateway to the past for both groups: astronomers take advantage of the unique geography to study the origins of the universe and of mankind, while archaeologists are able to study the remains of past civilizations because of the preservation of artifacts caused by the extremely dry desert conditions.

Guzmán used this theme to note the difficulty of the past for Chile. While astronomers and archaeologists work to uncover the distant past, Guzmán asserted that the recent past in Chile is mostly hidden and least considered.

From that point on, the film shifted to the stories of Chileans impacted by the Pinochet regime’s repression, transposing their stories with the archaeological and astronomical research into the past. One segment of the film told the story of political prisoners learning about astronomy while at Chacabuco, the largest prison camp used by the Pinochet regime. The prisoners initially had the opportunity to observe the stars and study astronomy, but were then banned from doing so by the military because of the fear that escapees would attempt to use the constellations for navigation in the desert. One prisoner explained that the study of astronomy simply gave him and his fellow prisoners a sense of freedom. The film identified these men who survived their experience in the camps as transmitters of history.

Another prisoner, who was an architect, explained how he memorized the details of the layouts of five camps that he was in during his time in captivity. He measured the distances by pacing, and then made drawings at night by candlelight. Each morning, he would tear the drawings into shreds and throw them away. By repeatedly drawing and re-drawing the layout of the camps, he memorized them and then re-drew them while in exile in Denmark. When these camp layouts were published, they provided a shocking testimony of the abuses of the camps. Guzmán stated that this man and his wife embody a significant metaphor for Chile: memory and forgetting. The former prisoner remembered what he suffered in the camps, but his wife forgets more and more as she suffers the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

The film reported that the commission charged with investigating the human rights violations that occurred under the Pinochet regime concluded that approximately 30,000 Chilean citizens were tortured by the government. The commission also estimated that as many as 30,000 other victims did not come forward. Guzmán commented that the survivors are continually terrorized by the presence of those responsible in the general population, unprosecuted and unpunished for their complicity.

In another exchange with one of the astronomers, the question of searching for the past is raised again. This time, the astronomer observed that his search for the past allows him to rest well at night, while the search for the past carried out by the women of Calama likely does not allow the same peace of mind for them. He asserted that Chilean society is comfortable with his searching, but is not comfortable with the searching of the women, who continue to walk through the Atacama Desert in search of the remains of their loved ones or others’ loved ones—victims of the violence carried out by the government against its own citizens.

In a series of emotional interviews, several women recounted their searches for the remains of their own family members and the discoveries of remains of other victims that they have made. Guzmán referenced a whale skeleton that he saw in a museum as a boy and contrasted its place of honor in the museum with the anonymity of the remains of the victims of government violence that remain unburied and without a monument to honor them. The remainder of the film focused on the efforts of these women and others to search for the remains of victims and to commemorate the lives of those who disappeared.

The film concluded with the idea that memory is the key to being able to live in the present. Those without memory cannot live anywhere.

Questions & Comments:

Daisy Domínguez (City College of New York) asked if women were leading the drive to locate those killed by the Pinochet regime and bring people to justice because so many men had been killed. Gutiérrez responded that many Chilean men had been involved in those efforts as well, but the women whose male relatives had been disappeared had really taken the lead publicly.

Paloma Celis Carbajal (University of Wisconsin, Madison) asked how Cinema Tropical works with institutions of higher education on the specifics of screenings (such as logistics, funding, and speaker arrangements). Gutiérrez answered that the specifics are done on a case-by-case basis. He mentioned that the French government has a well-established system for offering reduced prices for films to universities to encourage them to organize film packages for tours. He said that Cinema Tropical is looking for ways to work more with librarians and other university organizations for screenings. Celis Carbajal responded that for many libraries, buying the institutional copy is seen as the best way to facilitate this kind of thing because costs beyond that (such as honorariums for speakers) become an issue due to limited library budgets. Gutiérrez suggested that filmmakers and university officials could work together to alleviate some of those issues, such as creating touring circuits where groups of universities collaborated, as well as bringing in local foreign consulates to help with certain aspects of the planning and expenses.