Collection Development during the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 1, 2020 -- In August 2020, a joint task force among U.S.-based area studies librarian organizations created a statement on "Equity and Access in Higher Education and Academic Libraries amid the COVID-19 Pandemic." While many journals that HAPI indexes are now primarily in an electronic format, we also believe in the importance of continuing access to print materials from regions, such as Latin America, that are often under-resourced in U.S. libraries and have limited electronic alternatives. We support the recommendations of the task force, available here as a pdf.