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Talk on ARL Latin Americanist Research Resources Project, April 17, 2002

Gayle Williams, Bibliographer for Latin America, Spain and Portugal at the University of Georgia Libraries, will be at the University Park campus to introduce researchers, students and librarians to the Association of Research Libraries’ Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP).

Florida International University Libraries is a new member of LARRP (2001). FIU Libraries joins over 45 U.S. research libraries and foreign institutions in this cooperative initiative that seeks to improve access to research resources published in Latin America.

A main component of the project is LAPTOC (Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents). This is a searchable Web database that provides access to the tables of contents of more than 600 journals published in Latin America. Currently, journals from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico are best represented, but the project is rapidly expanding to include journals from other countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean. As a member, FIU receives expedited interlibrary loan service for any of the articles held by partner institutions.

Ms. Williams is the Coordinator for Latin American Partnerships for the ARL Project. A grant by the U.S. Department of Education in 1999 has made possible the establishment of partnerships in Guatemala, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Argentina.

The public is welcome to come hear Ms. Williams discuss how the project is helping greatly improve access to research resources published in Latin America. This talk will include a hands-on demonstration.

Wednesday, August 17, 2002, 12:00 to 1:00 in Green Library 280.

**This event is co-sponsored by FIU Libraries’ Latin American & Caribbean Information Center and the Richter Library of the University of Miami.**

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