Archives, Libraries and Digital Scholarship Section

A Section of the Latin American Studies Association

Section Anual Reports

2022

Informe anual, 2022 Reunión de negocios de la Sección

Viernes 6 de mayo, 06:00pm - 07:30pm

8 asistentes

En la reunión se discutieron las actividades realizadas durante el año y se expusieron las alternativas para eventos y encuentros durante el periodo 2022-2023.

Actividades Realizadas:

En cuanto a lo primero:

1. Patrocinó la presentación virtual “The Archive as Encuentro” a cargo de María Eugenia Cotera (7 de octubre de 2021)

2. Organizó los paneles virtuales “Lo que vendrá: humanidades digitales” (1 y 2) a cargo de Beatriz Kushnir, Claudia Kozak , Leonardo Funes, Albert A. Palacios, Elena Diez del Corral Areta y Gimena del Rio Riande (31 de agosto y 14 de septiembre de 2021)

3. Organizó el evento Pre-LASA “Archive Tool Box” con la participación de Jesús Alonso Regalado, María José Afanador Llach, Isabel Galina Rusell, Mariano López Seoane, Jairo Antonio Melo Flórez y los ganadores de los premios otorgados por la sección.

En cuanto a lo segundo, se decidió enviar una encuesta a la membresía que ayude a definir áreas de interés para programar conferencias durante el año, propuestas de paneles esponsoreados por la Sección y panel interseccional en LASA 2023 y la agenda de un posible evento pre-LASA el año entrante. Se mantendrán los premios de la sección a mejor publicación y mejor proyecto público y se convocarán jurados dentro de la membresía para evaluar las candidaturas recibidas.

Board:

Section Chair: Daniel Link, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina

Secretary-treasurer: Rodrigo Javier Caresani, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina

Miembros del Consejo:

Beatriz Kushnir, PPGARQ-UniRio, Brasil

Maria José Afanador Llach, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Jesús Alonso-Regalado, University at Albany, State University of New York

Albert A. Palacios, University of Texas at Austin

Otros:

Balance actual de la Sección: US$2,929.63

Membresía actual: 111 miembros

Section Awards: 

* Best Public Project: Archivo Histórico del Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo

Honorable Mentions: Somos Wichita / Caribbean Women Healers: Decolonizing Knowledge Within AfroIndigenous Traditions / Digital Brazil Project / Archivo Digital Felisberto Hernández

Jurados: Cecilia Rivera, Laura Martin y Xóchitl M. Flores-Marcial

* Best Article (premio compartido):

Zeb Tortorici y Margarita Vargas-Betancourt

Jurados: Aurora Gómez Galvarriato Free, Diego Bentivegna y Victor Sierra Matute

2021

Business Meeting Archives, Libraries and Digital Scholarship Section

Thursday 5/27, 07:00 PM - 08:45 PM (EDT) / 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM (CST)

12 attendees

Meeting Discussion Points

● 2021-2022 Executive Council Appointments:

  1. Council Members:

■ Beatriz Kushnir, PPGARQ-UniRio/Brasil

■ Maria José Afanador Llach, Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

■ Jesús Alonso-Regalado, Subject Librarian, University at Albany, State University of New York

■ Albert A. Palacios, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, University of Texas at Austin

    2. Secretary-treasurer: Rodrigo Javier Caresani, Profesor de Literatura Latinoamericana, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina

    3. Section Chair: Daniel Link, Professor, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina

     4. Section balance as of May 2021: $3126.60

     5. Current Membership:87 members, 10 countries represented, increase from 35 members, 5 countries represented

    6. 2021 Panels & Workshops:

○ Archives and Research in the Midst of a Pandemic Panel

○ Análisis y visualización de textos Workshop

○ Subaltern Digital Humanities (with “Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples”)

    7. 2022 Panels & Workshops

○ Collected ideas from community on potential panel and workshop topics

    8. Section Award

Caseidyneën Saën – Learning Together: Colonial Valley Zapotec Teaching Materials

○ Project Lead: Xóchitl Flores-Marcial, California State University, Northridge & Zapotec communities of Oaxacalifornia & Tlacolula de Matamoros, Oaxaca

○ Selection Committee: Laura Martin (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Barbara Miller (Cal State Fullerton), Marcy Schwartz (Rutgers University), Victor Sierra Matute (New York University)

○ Will offer two prizes next year, one for collaborative projects and one for traditional scholarship

    9.  2020-2021 Remote Programming

○ Introduction to Geospatial Digital Scholarship (October 2020)

○ Introduction to Network Visualization (March 2021)

○ Will continue series in 2021-2022, soliciting topics from community

   10. Other Community Proposals

○ Plan a pre-LASA 1-day colloquium

2020

Business Meeting Libraries, Archives and Research Section

Friday 5/15, 07:00 PM - 08:45 PM (EDT) / 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM (CST)

10 attendees

Meeting Discussion Points

2020-2021 Executive Council:

Council Members (appointment 2020-2021):

■ Maria José Afanador Llach, Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

■ Jesús Alonso-Regalado, Subject Librarian, University at Albany, State University of New York

■ Jade Madrid, Latin American Studies and Iberian Languages Liaison & Reference Librarian, Georgetown University

■ Michael Scott, Associate Editor, Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)

Secretary-treasurer (appointment 2020-2021): Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros, Assistant Professor and Latin American Area Studies Librarian, Ohio State University

Section Chair (appointment 2020-2021): Albert A. Palacios, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, University of Texas at Austin

● Section balance as of July 2019:

$2539.50

● Current Membership:

40 members

● 2020 Panels:

○ Innovating Scholarship with Digital Tools and Archives Panel (16 attendees)

○ Intersectional Panel with “Central America” Section: The Archive in Central American Activism (23 attendees)

● Section’s Scope & Mission

○ Good number of members present engage with digital scholarship / digital humanities--this needs to be representative in the section’s identity

  • Articulate/include “digital humanities” in the mission statement & replace “Research” with “Digital Scholarship”
● Section Award

○ Conduct online voting on whether it should be a cash prize or travel grant and the amount

● Programming

○ Organize an online workshop (topic to be determined by vote and membership expertise) during the fall

○ Organize and submit a “Workshop or Roundtable submissions” for LASA 2021

● Section Panels

○ Potential Topics: Digital Humanities & Libraries | Pandemic Libraries

○ Submit Workshop proposal: Crisis global: recopilación de datos / Hackathon

○ Try to partner with Student, Human Rights, Latino Studies, or Southern Cone Studies sections

● Outreach & Recruitment

○ Conduct targeted recruitment to accomplish geographic and professional diversification of membership

2019

Business Meeting

Saturday 5/25, 5:45pm - 7:15pm

9 attendees

1. Updates

  • Future LASA congresses will not be hold in the US
  • There’s a new news section on the LASA website - the section could post something of interest to the group. Posts need to be in the four official languages of LASA, and translation needs to be paid for and/or quality control needs to be paid for
  • Newly elected leadership council: Section Chair: Albert A. Palacios; Secretary-treasurer: Paul Losch; Council members: Jade Madrid, Tracy North, Michael Scott, Gayle Williams
  • Section balance: $2,375.70
  • Membership: 51 members

2. Moving forward

  • Potential section scholarship (Tracy North)

3. Panel planning and brainstorming for LASA 2020 section panel

  • Latin American librarian faculty duos
  • Sustainability - projects that went well/continued (in Mexico?)
  • U.S. based collaborations with communities and/or special collections

4. Opportunity for an intersectional panel

  • With the student section
  • Human rights section, i.e. dLoc and the Caribbean
  • Otros saberes- collections, ethics and information

5. Discuss future outreach efforts

  • Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros will work on a news story for the fall or early Spring
  • Pre-conference (DH? Or alternative careers?)

6. LASA 2020

Améfrica Ladina: vinculando mundos y saberes, tejiendo esperanzas

May 13 – 16, 2020

XXXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association Guadalajara, México