Friday, March 9, 2007


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Access to Zines
By C.Goldberg. Whole Earth Review; Summer 91, Issue 71, p. 104.
Offers sound advice on how to gain access to zines. Written by Mike Gunderloy, authoritative author of review zine- Factsheet Five.

*Countering Marginalization: Incorporating Zines into the Library
By Jason Kucsma. Counterpoise, Vol. 5, No. 2
Argues for the inclusion of zines and underground press materials in libraries. Focuses on importance of libraries forming strong relationships with independent publishers.

Pushing the Boundaries: Zines and Libraries
By Chris Dodge. Wilson Library Bulletin; May 1995, Vol. 69, Issue 9, p. 26-30.
By Annie Knight. San Jose State University, School of Library and Information Science, USA, May 2004.
Examines library collection development policies in regards to the treatment of zines and looks at the various ways in which libraries have attemped to solve the zine related problems of: cataloguing, acquisitions, and patron access. Knight also examines the impacts of zine collections on their communities.

*Street Libraries: Infoshops & Alternative Reading Rooms
By Chris Dodge. American Libraries v. 29, no.5, May, 1998.p.62-63.
This article broadly defines and summarizes the purpose and history behind info shops. Dodge presents the benefits and problems of alternative information centers and explains how librarians might apply some of their practices. Also provides a link to more information on homemade libraries
By Kate Paris. Dissertation for the MA in Information Services Management at London Metropolitan University, August 2004.
Looks at zine library collections across the United States and their staff. She compares and contrasts the initiation and development of such collections and touches on the various themes and sub themes behind these collections. Examines how libraries have tackled the challenge of organizing zine collections.

*Your Zine Toolkit: A DIY Collection:
You will want to check out this article by Jenna Freedman, packed with everything you would want to know as a novice zine librarian with links to boot!

*ZAPPed; A Seattle Literary Center is Going Underground, Collecting ‘Zines’ as a Sign of our Times
By Brangien Davis. Seattle Times, Washington: April 28, 2003.
Highlights the challanges of housing more than 7,000 zines: zine cataloging, collecting, storing for public retrieval. ZAPP house also teaches workshops on zine making and creating and small press publising.

*Zines in Public Libraries: Considerations and Suggestions
By Cheryl Zobel. Counterpoise, April 1999, 5-10.
Zobel lists the benefits of having a zine collection in the public library and contrasts these benefits with problems that might arise from having a zine collection in your library. She offers suggestions as to how to implement a zine collection whilst making sure the library who takes this step is fully informed.

Zines in Libraries: A Culture Preserved
By Julie Herrada and Billie Aul. Serials Review, Summer 1995, Vol. 10, p. 79-88.
Discusses the difficulties when attempting to organize zines into a classification scheme, gives realistic advise and reasons to face this challenge and develop a zine collection.
Pushing the Boundaries: Zines and Libraries. Librarian, Chris Dodge makes arguments for libraries to collect zines based on the facts that they cover topics relevant to young adults that are not covered by any other media.

Zines and the Library
By Richard A. Stoddart and Teresa Kiser. ALA/LRTS vol. 48, No. 3, July 2004, p. 191-198.
Article highlights the collecting, cataloging, and archiving challenges that libraries face in approaching zine collections. Looks to the few libraries who have met these challenges to inspire other librarians to solve the problem creatively.

*The Zine Scene: Libraries Preserve the Latest Trend in Publishing
By Ron Chepesiuk. American Libraries, February 1997, p.68-70.
Overview focusing on several libraries which collect zines, including special collections at San Francisco Public Library, Washington State University, DePaul University, Michigan State University, and the New York State Library.

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