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<span style="font-weight: 400;">Friday July 19</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Breakout session 3, 2:30- 3:45pm</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Session name: </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Archives, primary source documents with zines, zines as primary source</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Facilitator: Deana</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Note taker: Juli</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Public lib collection, but may be moving more archival</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Local history class/liaison with Hist Dept</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Funding with Teaching with Primary Sources, Lib of Congress</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">How are people using zines as a primary sources?</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">History of the Book course- the professor is connected to the library, and is enthusiastic about Special Collections. Zines are a week in this course (along with the comics collection)</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">This brings in the history of zines, perspectives that zines bring to the table</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Talks about ethics of having zines in the library</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Students relate to/ identify with zines in ways they might not with other history of books</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">In the public library zines are viewed as ephemeral, and it is hard to connect the dots that zines are worthy of being kept and have enduring value</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Had to bargain that in order to catalog the collection, they had to weed the collection. But sent it to the local university, to be archived</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Sneaking” zines into other instruction methods-- make zines on the same level as other materials like newspapers, letters, etc</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pairing decolonization zines with letters from early missionary efforts (colonization). How do these items speak to each other, and how are the effects felt across space and time?</span></li> </ul> &nbsp; <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to bring zines into the archives when the students can’t get to the archiving. Digitized zines! QZAP is a great resources </span></li> </ul> &nbsp; <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Zines as a way to remix archives! (in the same vein as the subversive nature of zines)</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">AMAZING zine “Whatever Happened to Emma Crawford?” using the primary sources, telling the story, a way to pitch to professors</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Could be applicable as a public history session (or a way to engage with the public and make them interested in history)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">This zines uses primary sources, but zine-i-fies them (see pictures)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Using zines to allow buy-in in the archive, to empower folks to visit the archives, or feel ownership of the material</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">To get folks to relate to a zine, they need to feel connected</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to use perzines as a valuable story</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Programming</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Feelings around using zine makers who are still alive, being used in the classroom. Would someone be weirded out by this?</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">RADICAL EMPATHY-- feminist ethics of care. The archivist has an affective responsibility toward their users, donors. Who should an archivist be responsible and sensitive to? (Zine makers)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How do we consider the creator? Taking items out of the collections</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Shifting the idea about keeping everything. We can’t and we really shouldn’t try. If someone wants to be forgotten, that is their right. It’s tricky to navigate. Zine creators probably don’t have a claim to having the item removed, but archivists have a higher ethical obligation. </span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to acquire older zines, locally? </span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Build a relationship with zine people and ask, buy or donate. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to talk about institutional trust with punks and DIY community</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be sure to reach outside your circle. </span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> &nbsp;
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