Guadalupe Curiel Defossé is the current Director of the National Library of Mexico. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Guanajuato and a PhD in History with distinction from UNAM. In addition to her individual projects, she has established and encouraged other collective and inter-institutional efforts along the line of three subject areas: studies on bibliographic sources and documentaries linked to the colonial period of Northeastern Mexico; newspaper and periodical archives of 19th century Mexico; and the digitization of Mexican newspaper and periodical archives. She is the author of numerous articles on documentation, historiography and the digital conversion of periodicals. Among her publications are La historia de Texas en la Biblioteca Nacional: 1528-1848. Bibliografía comentada (The History of Texas at the National Library: 1528-1848: Annotated Bibliography).