Treinta Años de LAMP—A Brief Look Back


This year, the Latin American Microform Project (LAMP) will mark its 30th anniversary. Formed by the foremost specialists of Latin America in North American libraries through the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM), the project was established to promote better access to materials from Latin America that are otherwise unavailable or at risk of being lost to scholars if not preserved. LAMP emphasizes original microfilming of materials and focuses on publications largely inaccessible due to location, environmental conditions, or bibliographic obscurity.

LAMPs early history has been well documented in Carl W. Deals engaging article The Latin American Micro form Project: The First Decade