In January 1990, the Library of Congress established a Cooperative Acquisitions Program in the Rio de Janeiro Office to acquire Brazilian serials for participating libraries. The acquisition of Brazilian serials and the claiming of missing issues has always been difficult and challenging. This Brazil-based service, drawing upon the more than thirty years of acquisitions experience of the Rio de Janeiro Office, solves the problem for many libraries. This program offers subscriptions and claiming services for some 300 serial titles--scholarly journals, newspapers, and magazines--in the areas of political science, social sciences, language, literature, business administration, education, science, history, culture, and law.
In 1998, the office began offering to participants a selection of music compact discs. Types of music covered include popular Brazilian music, folk (Indian, sertanejo, etc.), and classical. For a set price LC will ship to participants a selection of 10 (ten) to 45 (forty Five) CDs once per year. LC Rio librarians will select only the very best titles available based on a variety of reviewing sources, and items will not be subject to return.
An annual list of serials is prepared by the Rio Office and mailed to the participants in June or July. Subscriptions are supplied on an annual, calendar year basis.
- List of Brazilian Serial Titles (Searchable)
- List of Brazilian Serial Titles [PDF, 526 KB]
- List of Serial Titles supplied to the National Library of Medicine [PDF, 453 KB]
- List of Brazilian Compact Discs
- List of Serial Titles That Are No Longer Offered [PDF, 153 KB]
- List of Subscriptions That Include Other Titles
The list provides the annual subscription cost estimate for each title. Added to the cost estimate for each subscription is an administrative charge for overhead costs and postage fees. Shipping charges are also assessed and include military APO charges for the international portion of the transportation costs and U.S. Postal Service fees for the domestic portion of the costs.
Shipments are made on a weekly basis from Rio, by air, to the continental U.S. and international destinations.
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When an institution joins the program an annual bill is sent with estimated prices for all titles selected, postage, and administrative overhead costs. When this bill is paid in full, subscriptions are placed. Subscriptions are generally placed for each calendar year from January through December.
Each weekly shipment to participants includes a packing list of issues shipped. It is requested that automated serials claiming systems be set at six to eight weeks after the issue date to avoid unnecessary claims.
Last Updated: May 21, 2012