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Año

Institución

1400

Amoxcalli-Aztec codex (Amoxtli) libraries

1511

First book to arrive in México from Europe

1539

First Printing press

1555

First book to be printed in México- Alonso de Molina Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana

1788

Opening of the first public library – Turriana Library

1790

First Copyright law

1790

Foundation of the National Archives – Archivo General de la Nación (Original name: Archivo General de la Nueva España)

1867

First decree to create the National Library – Biblioteca Nacional

1882

National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics (Originally as Dirección, Geografía y Estadística, DGE) – Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática

1921

First Department of Public Libraries, Ministry of Public Education – Dirección de Bibliotecas Populares

1922

First Public Library Building – Biblioteca Pública Cervantes

1924/1954

Mexican Association of Librarians – Asociación Mexicana de Bibliotecarios, AC

1945

National School of Library and Archive Sciences – Escuela Nacional de Biblioteconomía y Archivonomía

1956

Opening of the UNAM Central Library Building- Biblioteca Central UNAM

1957

First National Library Conference - Jornadas Mexicanas de Biblioteconomía, organized annually since 1974

1970

Foundation Nacional Council of Science and Technology (An early funding body for special and university libraries)- Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología

1970´s

Labour unions take power at academic libraries, and at universities in general

1972

First Library Science Master’s Degree- UNAM

1975

First academic library building of a technological institute – IT Saltillo

1978

First Mexican Integral (mainframe) library system – LIBRUNAM, UNAM

1983

First release of the library software SIABUC (Most popular free library software) - Universidad de Colima

1984

Foundation of the National Council for Academic Libraries –CONPAB-IES, Consejo Nacional de Asuntos Bibliotecarios de Instituciones de Educación Superior

1988

First librarian to get a Ph.D. (From the US) – Jaime Pontigo

1999

UNAM Ph.D. Program opens – UNAM

2003

Mexican Information Literacy Standards - UACJ