To identify problems and trends in serials acquisitions and devise, foster, and promote strategies and programs in SALALM, thereby helping libraries to improve their coverage of Latin American and Caribbean periodical publications.

1. Keeps abreast of developments such as identification and selection of serials, choice and execution of procurement method, obstacles to acquisition, new technologies for ordering and tracking serials, pricing of subscription services, vendor performance, buyer/vendor procedures and standards.
2. Gathers, organizes, and disseminates information and statistics related to these concerns.
3. Undertakes projects as appropriate.
4. Plans and executes conference programs.

For additional information contact Peter Altekrüeger,

New Latin American Journals project
The Serials Subcommittee would like to gather information about new Latin American print and electronic journals. Please let us know of any new titles using this form! You can also send an electronic list of new titles directly to Peter Altekrüeger (
A listing of new journal titles will be archived on the new serials webpage.