Jude: Zines in teen department, but teens weren’t engaging with it at a certain point. Some of those got integrated into new collection. Browesable. Started 2.5 years ago. 800ish zines. Catalogued in LibraryThing. Could have advocated to get them integrated into catalogue, but it’s about access in other ways – items would get lost to cataloguing for a long time; inflexibility of Library of Congress Subject Headings; non-familiarity with zines by cataloguers may cause issues. Physically, in mylar sleeves with backs. Created subjects, even though there are multiples subjects for things. Asks folks to self-catalogue when they drop off zines. Tag the crap out of them in librarything.
Marta: Ontario College of Art Design library. 700ish zines, about half of those just this year. Not a preservation collection: kept in the Learning Zone, organized by category in magazine files, then by size. Deals with the flopping over issue. Students are free to eat and drink in this space. More of a community collection, less preservation one. Access – developing a cataloging system for the past year and a half, trying to get that online. Non-circulating. Not open to the public, issue since all zines are donations. One idea, have a zine library card available to the public, so folks can get into the space even if they’re not connected to the university. Concerns about putting it into the catalogue, also not very many cataloguers, so access to that would be difficult. Trying to things to put online. <Issue of cataloging is also an issue of institutional priorities; advocacy has to happen.>
40 categories, then within that
arranged by size. About 4000 comics. Over 14000 members. Now
artist’s space building. In terms
Kelly: University of Iowa
Joe: researcher, zine user! And donator. It’s hard to find people to talk about zines. Got really interested in zines, teaching popular coluture. Has genre zines, in certain 700 or 800 graffiti zines, about 100 titles. Did the eBay thing! Has six bookcases full of zines in boxes labeled by names, in good shape, but in a tiny office. Kind of a fire hazard. Looking for a special place for them! But, interested in things like: when does a zine become not a zine? Still writing about youth subcultures. Had to stop collecting. Goth, vampire, and more zines. Interested in keeping them together as a collection. Donated riot girl zines, queer zines, underground comix here at UWM. Tried to give things to Bowling Green, but no response.