SALALMSeminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials
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Consequently, as an active member of SALALM, the author knew most participants directly and most users would have known the author was a new librarian too.
While the response rate was low, SALALM is a small association and the feedback helped assess the usefulness of La Cuna as an e-mentoring platform for SALAM.
Thirty-eight people (16% of SALALM members) joined La Cuna by 2010.
La Cuna allowed for threaded replies, as well as automatic archiving of answers for future reference, a feature that is not currently possible with the SALALM electronic mailing list.
36) As a whole, the broad group of La Cuna participants was fairly representative of the SALALM membership, but a wider survey of SALALM would have provided insights into motivation for initial participation (or lack thereof), and response within La Cuna.
Furthermore, as La Cuna used a separate technology (Ning), which was not integrated into existing SALALM communications, participants would have needed to make a special effort to incorporate it into their workflow as well as learning how to keep up with the forums.
These dealers regularly attend the meetings of SALALM and function similarly to the way LACAP did; they determine new books and periodicals that are available in the country, make lists, send those lists to libraries in North America and Europe, and sell the identified books at book cost plus a fee that is incorporated into the price of the book.
A second cooperative activity emanating from SALALM was the acquisition and/or preservation of primary source research materials from Latin America.
SALALM, in its first meeting in 1956, discussed issues of primary source material preservation, suggesting the need for projects that would increase availability while at the same time preserve these valuable resources.
Representative members from each institution meet at the annual meeting of SALALM to discuss and vote on potential projects for microfilming.
The SALALM Committee on Bibliography led by Margarita Anderson-Imbert of Harvard University invited Valk to describe her project at a 1975 meeting in Bogota, Colombia.
Like LAMP, HAPI's connection with SALALM was important and vital.