Americas Program, Interhemispheric Resource Center, http://www.americaspolicy.org
The US-Mexico border program of the Interhemispheric Resource
formerly known as BIOS (Border Information and Outreach Service).
The new site includes all back issues of Borderlines and other BIOS
data as well as current coverage of border issues. This site has
one of the most comprehensive directories of organizations working
on trade, environment, human rights, indigenous peoples, migration,
labor and other US-Mexico border issues.
English-Spanish Library & Information Science Dictionary,
Compiled by Tony Lozano, University of Granada, Spain, this database
contains more than 60,000 bilingual entries for library science
and information technology. More than just translations, many entries
are fully explained. Also contains the IFLA glossary. Email contact:
SciELO--Scientific Electronic Library Online,
Fulltext scholarly journals published in Brazil in many subject
areas. Sponsored by FAPESP and BIREME. One purpose of the project
is to use the internet to increase the visibility of scientific
research in Brazil. Email contact: [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Government Document Digitization Project,
A project of the Latin American Microfilm Project (LAMP) at the
Center for Research Libraries (CRL), this site provides access to
full text and images of reports from different government entities
from 1821-1993. This is an example of digitization for preservation
of rare historical materials.
Bases de Datos,
Access to several databases created by Colombian NGOs. Some topics
include ecology, sustainable development, conflict resolution, women,
etc. COLNODO provides internet access to many NGOs in Colombia.
Rica: Bibliographic Meta-Database,
Combined bibliographic references of several NGO information centers
in Costa Rica. A search provides bibliographic records and information
on how to contact the information center to obtain a copy of the
item. As of May 2001, the database contains over 200,000 bibliographic
records with the participation of 38 information centers. Project
supported by Fundacion Acceso
Database of more than 1200 Central American NGOs; a project of the
Fundacion Arias, http://www.arias.or.cr/
para la paz y el progreso humano. Contact:
Languages of the World,
Compiler: Summer Institute of Linguistics. Contact: email@example.com.
Includes excellent data on American indigenous languages.
Ethnologue provides detailed information on 6,700 world languages.
The electronic version of the LLA is searchable by country or language
name and provides details on hundreds of languages including numbers
of speakers, geographic distribution, levels of bilingualism among
World Documentation Project: Indigenous Peoples Information for
the Online Community, http://www.cwis.org/fwdp.html
A collection of documents from nations and organizations around
the world relating to indigenous peoples organized by the Center
for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS). The archive contains documents
on Fourth World nations in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, Melanesia
and the Pacific. It is a unique archive of primary source documents--treaties,
tribal government information, etc. See http://www.cwis.org/americas.html
for documents from North, South and Central America. The project
page indicates that it has not been updated since 1997.
of Latin American Studies-HLAS,
HLAS is produced by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress
and is provided FREE OF CHARGE to web users worldwide. Together
with subscription resources such as HAPI, LADB, InfoLatinoamerica
and others, it is one of the most important tools for scholarly
research on Latin America. It provides abstracts and complete
bibliographic information for published materials from and about
Latin America on a wide range of topics in the humanities and social
sciences and covers more than 60 years of scholarly literature in
Latin American studies.