Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Latin American North East Library Consortium (LANE)

The Latin American North East Library Consortium (LANE), which is part of SALALM, is happy to present this project to all of you:

LACLI (Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latinx, and Iberian Online Free E-Resources)

Many Latin Americanist librarians or librarians serving Latin American or Latinx communities in the U.S. at some point in their professional lives have asked themselves: “Has anyone created a guide/index/list on Latin American open access resources?"

LANE created just that! Even better, an entire warehouse of resources!  LACLI is a collective effort to create a warehouse of free online resources with Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latinx, and Iberian full content. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Anyone could reuse this data to create their own guides or any other material for non-commercial purposes.  


HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE TO THIS PROJECT?  Nominate online free resources through this form. 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET THE MOST OUT OF LACLI? Join us for this upcoming free webinar for librarians

  • When: Tuesday August 18, 1:00-2:30 PM in U.S. Eastern Time

  • REGISTER here. Limited spaces are given on a first come, first served basis.

  • During this webinar, you will learn how to find and reuse LACLI data to create your own guides or any other projects for non-commercial purposes. You will also learn how to search for resources to support your reference interactions with users. At the end of the webinar, you will have an opportunity to get hands-on experience in LACLI and contribute with a resource in our mini edit-a-thon! 

ANY QUESTIONS? Shoot us an email to 

LACLI will allow you to find answers to questions such as:

  • Where can I find free online visual images about Cuba? What about if I want to be more granular and I am just interested in Cuban photographs and posters?

  • How can I get quick access to all the national digital libraries of Latin America and Iberia? 

  • Where can I find resources focusing on foreign relations related to the countries of these geographical areas?

  • Where can I find the most comprehensive open access data projects and resources on slavery?

  • Where can I find a list of oral histories from Latin America?

  • Where can I find the most comprehensive resources focusing on Latin America ephemera?

We hope you find LACLI useful and that you can contribute with your little “granito de arena” to this project! LACLI currently offers 500+ resources and counting!

Saludos cordiales,

Your colleagues from the Latin America North East Libraries Consortium (LANE)