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Extending Europe in Asia: The Spanish Colonial Imprints of the Philippines (1593-1750)


The present work is ongoing research and this presentation was made at the SALALM 2019 Conference in June 2019 in Austin, Texas.

The access to the rare originals of the early Spanish colonial imprints of the Philippines remains problematic. The reference librarians often are restricted to directing the students and scholars to the secondary resources that are available both in print and as a part of the digital assets within the North American academic libraries.  This introductory article focuses on the select primary source editions including select Spanish language colonial periodicals that are available electronically on the web along the Open Access.