Central American Social Sciences Approval Plan

P.O. Box 1103
Redlands, CA 92373

I. General Information

Books to be supplied should include all original titles of a scholarly nature (including bibliographies) published in the countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, the Central American region, Latin America, and Spain which meet the subject specifications listed below. Do not include books in languages other than Spanish (e.g., Indian dialects).  However, please notify us of any such publications that you consider outstanding.

Specifically excluded are periodicals and journals translations into Spanish, off prints and separates, reprints, pamphlets, brochures, popular dictionaries, juvenile literature, travel guides, and primary- and secondary-school textbooks (but note II B below). University-level textbooks may be included if of scholarly value.

Electronic literary texts or new printed editions which are accompanied by a CD-ROM or floppy disks can be included only if they can be loaded on the University of Notre Dame's servers without any type of restrictions.

Publications supplied are to be priced no higher than the trade price that is current at the time of shipment to the Library.

II. Subject Specifications
Social Sciences

1st Priority (not in any order): History, political science (particularly works on political parties, democratization and elections) church/state relations, human rights, economics and sociology.

2nd Priority: anthropology, ethnology, gender studies, biography, agrarianism and agrarian reform, labor movements, industrialization/development/globalization, banking and finance, foreign trade, government policy and planning, and national summaries or abstracts of census reports.

Exclude: Geography, education, psychology, and archaeology.

B. Humanities

Include: Cultural studies and religion.

Exclude: Fiction, poetry, literary collections, literary criticism, literary history, drama, philosophy, linguistics, religion (ONLY when they deal with Hispanic life and thought - No theoretical works), art, theoretical works in philosophy and religion, music, and children's literature.

C. Natural Sciences:

Exclude: Geology, medicine, agronomy, zoology and botany provided the work has a bearing on the social sciences and purely technical studies.

III. Publications

The University of Notre Dame has special interest in the publications of the various Central American Universities, and the leading research Institutes as well as the principal publishing houses.

IV. Special Cases

A. Please quote before sending any item costing more than the allocated limit per volume.

B. Please quote before sending reprints of earlier works unless a diskette or CD-ROM that can be loaded accompanies the work on the University of Notre Dame’s server without any licensing restrictions.

C. Please do not send imprints that are older than two years, but inform us of their availability.

D. Please quote any items that you consider to have real value, but which do not fit any of the above subject specifications or which fit subjects normally excluded.

E. Please do not send the first issue only of each new scholarly periodical or journal.

F. Treat monographs in numbered and series as regular monographs.

V. Marked issues of your Price List

A marked copy of each book catalog that contains items in the approval plan is to be sent to:

David Dressing
1202 Hesburgh Libraries
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

To assure our correctly interpreting your selections and comments, we detail below our instructions for marking the bibliography. The symbols listed below are to be used to indicate your action on the individual items in the bibliographies. They are to be placed in the margin immediately beside the item concerned. Do not underline any titles. Please do not use any other symbols other than those shown below. Your careful compliance with these instructions will be greatly appreciated.

X : This symbol will indicate titles you have already sent or intend to send on the approval plan.

Created by: Scott Van Jacob
Date: September 2003