ERIC Number: ED184767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-8
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanic Bibliographic Projects: A Survey.
Thirty-four Hispanic bibliographic projects were surveyed to determine possible members of a consortium that could establish a Hispanic data base. Sixty-five percent of the projects focus on Hispanics in the United States ("primary" projects), thus filling a need not met by traditional bibliographic institutions. Most have professional and non-professional bilingual staff and generally provide a wide range of services for local Hispanics and some researchers. Collections, either general or specific, include monographs, dissertations, periodicals, and government documents, usually catalogued by the Library of Congress system. Materials are accessed physically--or by circulation, interlibrary loan, or reference services. Usually associated with institutions of higher learning, the projects receive state funds. Facilities and equipment are often inadequate. None of the projects has complete Hispanic resources nor comprehensive bibliographic indexes for its collection. A Consortium of Hispanic Projects is needed to establish a comprehensive bibliographic tool to maximize access to the materials collected by the projects and by other relevant data bases. Consortium membership criteria include: primary project status; one professional staff member; a catalogued collection of at least 2,000 items in a set location; and a willingness to support the consortium. Specific projects are recommended for membership. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Chicano Research Network, Ann Arbor, MI.