Standing room only at the very last panel of the SALALM 2012 conference: Pecha Kucha! This is the third time that we have run a Pecha Kucha, where participants are allowed roughly 7 minutes to present their work. There was a wide variety of fabulous topics- thanks to presenters and participants!
Here are the presenters’ presentations and details. Enjoy!
Alison Hicks, University of Colorado, Boulder.
What Digital Collection? Issues of Collection Development, Cataloging Trends and Standards, and Ethical Considerations of Underground Music in the Caribbean and Latin America / Samuel Wicks (University of Pittsburgh)
Developing Local Cataloging Procedures for Access to Foreign-Language Films / Tina Gross (St. Cloud State University)
Strategies for Patron-Initiated Acquisitions / Sarah Wenzel (University of Chicago)
Collaborative Digital Archiving: a Non-Custodial Approach / Carolyn Palaima (University of Texas)
Library Outreach using Library a la Carte (TM) / Laura Shedenhelm (University of Georgia)
Publish or Perish? Supporting Graduate Students as Aspiring Authors / Barbara Alvarez (University of Michigan)
As usual, SALALM has me frantically jotting down ideas and resources as they get shared by colleagues on panels. Because there are so many excellent concurrent panels, I wanted to share some of these for those of you who may not have been able to attend yesterday’s first (of many, I hope!) Pecha Kucha.
Katherine McCann (LoC) had a variety of suggestions for finding translations and reviews of translations:
The Complete Review: A Literary Saloon and Site of Review
(Contains Index of Latin and South American Literature)
World Literature Today
Words Without Borders
Kent Norsworthy of LANIC highlighted some of their projects:
UTLANIC is on Twitter
Latin American Government Documents Archive (LAGDA)
Latin American Electronic Data Archive (LAEDA)
Daisy Dominguez presented on her experiences with Twitter. If you tweet, use #Salalm55 to tweet about the Conference. She invites you to connect with her at @daisilla
Martha Kelehan mentioned a number of resources to help you create data visualizations:
Google Motion Charts
VUE (concept mapping software)
Daniel Schoorl also mentioned a number of ways to visualize data in his presentation on the Statistical Abstract of Latin America
In Orchid Mazurkiewicz’s presentation on federated searching and Latin American Studies, she reminded us of a resource that many of us learned about at Berlin’s conference:
And Luis Gonzalez talked about two databases/resource pages that he has been maintaining and expanding over the years:
I’d like to invite you all to attend SALALM’s inaugural Pecha Kucha!
Also many other thrilling presentations; see the Program for more details.
See you there!