In 2022, San Diego State University (SDSU), located in San Diego, California, USA, established the SDSU Center for Mesoamerican Studies as part of its strategic commitment to establish academic partnerships with institutions of higher education and other cultural heritage organizations in Mexico. As a key contributor to this strategic goal of the university, the SDSU Library has established new partnerships around teaching and learning services, digital collections, and professional development with institutions including the Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura in Tijuana and the Biblioteca de Investigación Juan de Córdova in Oaxaca. This paper will provide an introduction to the institutional vision for strategic collaboration with Mexican institutions as part of a broader internationalization strategy and highlight current partnership activities focused on digitization and digital collections, discovery and access to faculty and student scholarship reflecting the university interests in Oaxaca, and shared approaches to professional development of library and archives staff.
IATUL 2023: 43rd International Association of University Libraries Annual Conference. Dubai & Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (March 13-16, 2023)
Library and Information Science
International collaborations, Digital Libraries, Strategic Planning
Walter, Scott and Lamont, Lisa, "Transcending borders: Strategic engagement with cultural heritage organizations in Mexico at San Diego State University" (2023). IATUL 2023 Slides. 17.
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