Purpose: Show & share documentation/documents for collects & maybe even upload them to the site.
Jenna: Donor Agreement
Trying to think about permissions & provenance. Part of the form: whether name or gender has changed.
Getting reimbursed for purchases made in person & with cash (zine fests, etc). As much info as possible about the event (fill it out ahead of time). Buying in person – use own cash and get cash back from the school.
Reciepts: zinesters can fill them out at zinefests.
Legal council on these documents??
Barnard used documents already in existence and modified them.
Getting a credit card from yr library/institution.
QZAP makes a manifesta of the donation. Also using Bento software to catalog which synchs with computers & iPads as a barefoot way to catalog.
QZAP asks for permission to digitize and if they don’t get an answer they put it up but will take it down if they are asked. Have a section on fair us on the site.
U of Iowa: Some zines are digitized. “Memorandum of Understanding”
FAIL at Flywheel: Going to have a cataloging party – maybe use librarything. (Soapbox & Jude use librarything). Fail advice??
ABC No Rio: filemaker pro database. Crappy but still in use. (Lesson: Whatever you start to use you will probably continue to use even if it sucks).
Build the database in an online environment s it can be browsed & edited simultaneously and is not on-site. Always backup. Multiple backups in multiple places.
Bento: Can you lock records?
Celina: catalogs in excel (removable fields for when patrons browse). Excel isn’t very searchable. Librarians end up pulling things for patrons.
Celina: Had a successful zine night. Had people make zines. There was a complaint about some of the content. Now they can’t really distribute the zine.
Kelly: Zine machine which has free zines available. Disruptive Technology event (mostly IT & faculty tech event). Made a zine for the event. Factulty have reached out about using zines in the collection.
Alana: has a zine workspace in the library & has open lab hours. Helps to suss out last minute logistics.
Jill: has a zine they made when their blog went down. Completely propaganda. Wanted to make a zine on work time w/work $$$.
Zine as annual report – anticipates making 1 per semester. Â Since most folks are not solely zine librarians they play up their zine work in annual reports.
Alana: Sometimes Â zines b/c they are “cute” and not technologically advanced get devalued. Craft vs. art.
Celina: Value judgement of zines. “weeding out bad zines”. Bad zines don’t exists. Values for collection dev. Only weeded out zines that were overproduced.
In the “Memorandum of Understanding” who owns the zines???
Barnard Fail: Jenna wanted to include collection dev. that included trans zines said women (cis & trans) and ended up questioning if that was the right language.