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Blog Libraries in the Margins. The most recent post. By Edgardo Civallero

The weavers of memories (IX)

From its beginnings, the CDRS dedicated a corner of one of its small buildings to maintain a small collection of books and "papers." The library ended up being officially inaugurated on October 28, 1979 in a space of its own, although, according to the earliest documents preserved, it had already been providing loan and reference services since at least 1971. Over the years, one of its sections, the historical archive, got its own place to store both those "papers" and the abundant audiovisual material produced by the many resident scientists and visitors interested in Galapagos. A third section, the museum, took a little longer to gain its independence.

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Notas desde el páramo [Notes from the wilderness]

Agenda Cultural UdeA, 308, May.2023, pp. 11-15.

A short essay, in Spanish, about the importance of language in rural territories, written by a librarian from the Chingaza páramo, near Bogotá (Colombia).

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Other publications. By Edgardo Civallero

Marine Iguanas: Between Land and Sea

This document, dedicated to the marine iguanas of the Galapagos Islands, combines a series of photographs by British researcher Godfrey Merlen, preserved as slides in the audiovisual collection of the Library, Archives & Museum of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands (CDF), with a selection of historical texts on the archipelago that are part of the "Historical Bibliography" of the Galapagueana digital project. The book is part of the "Galapagos Memory" series, published in digital format from the CDF library.

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