Wealth of New Spanish-Language E-Resources (Updated)

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USC students, faculty, and staff now enjoy access to a wealth of new Spanish-language materials for their research and classwork.

Between now and June 2014, the USC Libraries are expanding and diversifying their Spanish-language e-book holdings and are seeking selections and input from the USC community. During that time, the complete Digitalia Hispanica collection of more than 8,000 e-books and e-journals is available to the USC community through the USC Libraries’ website.

Founded in 2007, Digitalia Hispanica is a continually expanding database, with new e-books and e-journals added monthly. It currently offers works from the early 20th century to the present from publishing houses in Spain and Latin America andcovers a wide range of subjects.

The USC Libraries already hold 143 Digitalia Hispanica e-books related to cinema by the Spanish publisher Ocho y Medio. Librarian Barbara Robinson of the Boeckmann Center for Iberian & Latin American Studies welcomes your input as the USC Libraries acquire at least 300 additional titles in various disciplines. To take part, please see Robinson’s instructions below, and submit your selections by May 1, 2014. Update: The first 15 students who recommend ten or more titles from Digitalia that are added to the the libraries' permanent e-book collection will receive a USC Libraries t-shirt or tote bag.

Note that while all e-book titles are discoverable and accessible through the USC Libraries’ Quick Search service and HOMER catalog, participants in the selection process will need to navigate to the Digitalia Hispanica database directly to browse and select the titles.

How to participate:

  1. Go to the USC Libraries home page at www.usc.edu/libraries.
  2. Find Digitalia Hispanica: use Quick Search for Databases.
  3. Browse Digitalia Hispanica: click on one of the lists at the left side of the screen.
  4. Select your e-book titles.
  5. E-mail your selections by May 1, 2014 to boeckmann@usc.edu

For questions or comments please contact librarian Barbara Robinson at (213) 821-2261 or brobinso@usc.edu.

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