Forgotten Hispano-American Literature: Representation of Hispano-American Presses in Academic Libraries

Kathia Ibacache, Javier Alonso Muñoz-Diaz, Caitlin M. Berry, Eric A. Vance


As inclusion becomes a growing standard for universities in the United States, data extracted from OCLC suggest that university libraries in the United States build their Spanish-language collections with books purchased primarily in Spain and Mexico. This overlooks presses from 19 other Spanish-speaking countries in the Americas. This research is concerned with the representation of books published in these Hispano-American countries and examines the holdings of 88 university libraries. The article discusses the drawbacks in neglecting purchase of literature published in Hispano-American countries and the benefits of changing collection practices into a more inclusive design, including recommendations for best practices.

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