The Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) is a consortium of research libraries that seeks to increase free and open access to information in support of learning and scholarship in Latin American Studies. It mobilizes collaborative activities among individuals and organizations on a global scale but focuses on relationships within the academic library community.
LARRP achieves its mission by:
- Providing access to information that supports all forms of scholarship
- Promoting free and equitable access to these resources for the global scholarly community
- Actively seeking partnerships with institutions that contribute to the flow of information
LARRP projects include:
- Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents (LAPTOC)
LAPTOC, a searchable Web database, provides access to the tables of contents of more than 800 journals, primarily in the humanities and social sciences, published in Latin America.
- Latin American Open Archives Portal (LAOAP)
LAOAP, a portal service, provides access to social sciences grey literature produced in Latin America by research institutes, nongovernmental organizations, and peripheral agencies. It encompasses working documents, pre-prints, research papers, statistical documents, and other difficult-to-access materials not controlled by commercial publishers.
- Presidential Messages
The Presidential Messages database contains digital images of more than 75,000 pages of Mexican and Argentinian presidential speeches from the early 19th century to the present.
- Distributed Resources
An agreement between participating North American libraries designed to strengthen the collective coverage of monographs and other resources produced in Latin America. Through the concerted reallocation of library collection budgets, enhanced coverage of “noncore” materials is provided in an interconnected network of collections. The participants also provide online bibliographic records as quickly as possible and make the majority of these materials available through interlibrary loan.
- LARRP Services
A list of potential services and products that may become available for interested LARRP participants. Information about LARRP Services is available on the LARRP Workspace.
LARRP’s annual Members Meetings are held at Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials conferences.