zine collections

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zine collections
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Friday July 19</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Breakout session 1, 10:15- 11:30am</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Session name: Zine collections</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Facilitator: Kristin Alexander       </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Note taker: Des Alaniz</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Guiding questions for this session?</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Talking to folks about starting a new collection</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sharing about starting a new collection</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How do other folks circulate their collections?</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Participating as a zine library at a zine fest in san antonio</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to Display them?</span></li> </ul> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Circulating and Archival collections</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Making the choice that circulating collection will have some loss/damage, but access is important</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Getting buy-in from catalogers and tech services folks</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Providing folks with guidelines for cataloging</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Richmond Museum of Fine Arts (Virginia context): role is half acquisitions, half cataloging, all this is in one role in addition to other duties</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Buy in from tech folks here looks like sitting with the cataloger and explaining what they are doing</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Putting collections into worldcat; zines circulating, none of the other holdings do</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Financial buy in is important</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cataloging part is a struggle</span></li> </ul> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Intern/curator/librarian to pre-catalog zines, do rich text descriptions of zines that catalogers can map to a MARC record or whatever</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Taking as much cataloging information as possible from the zinesters themselves, communicating that process to folks donating zines to the collection. </span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Being responsive to zine makers is essential!</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Creating a good zine donation form-half page on who we are, what we want to do with the zine</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Taking donation from the university and from students also requires informed consent </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Zine cataloging events!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Talk to Jenna F about cataloging and intern program!</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Intern can create basic record and be reviewed by catalogers/tech services</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Creating a zine that includes “What we will do with your zine” to take to local zine fests</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Zine compensation- if you cant use institutional funds or resources, just making zines to trade can help</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Having to go through acquisitions to purchase zines</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Distributor to libraries (</span><a href="https://neilbrideau.com/comics/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Oh Boy Comics</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collecting zines that are not written in English</span></li> </ul> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Sharing these zine donation forms, etc online (thru zinelibraries.info?)</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Commissioning zines as a collection from local artists</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Supporting artists by buying everything you can</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Raising funding to start a collection</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">A little goes a long way; not having a budget can be useful “just keep buying”</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Being given too much and not being able to spend it isnt a good look either</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Community suggestion form for acquisitions</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Collection Development Policy impacts this</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-at an art institution, focusing between book arts and zines is the priority. When you go in that direction they tend to be more expensive (proximity to artists’ books)</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-looking at campus DEI office for mini grants and such; looking for other pots of money on campus to support the collection</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-focusing on specific areas while also accepting donations from all over</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-connecting collection scope to faculty research areas, student interest, library DEI goals or instruction missions</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-chapbooks, bound books o zines are hard to draw distinctions on as part of “zine” collection</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">If zinester calls it a zine, it’s a zine!</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-purchasing two copies of zines: one for archive and one for circulation</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Organizing and cataloging collections</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-alpha by title</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-alpha by author (allows for collocation by author)</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-LC call #’s allow for zines to be retrieved alongside other works but creates problems also. Still housed together at least!</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-archival collection is in a finding aid (as a manuscript collection)</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-at simmons: collection is on its own, with a three letter code for category (activism=ACT) and a cutter number for title</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-@ art museum, zines are one of few things not in closed stacks</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">- how are patron folks are searching? Are ppl using the catalog for discovery or browsing IRL?</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-anyone with experience having a zine collection that circulates in a library of items that doesnt? How much do people use them at the library? Could have a manual check out system</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-folks concerned about circ stats? If folks are browsing how do we track use?</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Depends on what admin is using for justification: defining success and how it is measured</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-blue shelf on every row to place browsed items; do not reshelve!!!!</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Two boxes: i read and i liked, i read and i didnt like!</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-zines requested for instruction sessions with art faculty</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">-demonstrating that zines are not a “weird” collection but also belongs in a library and is another form of material culture</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">FUTURE PROJECT: Collecting forms, policy statements, etc and creating  shared drive for collection policies, zine donation forms etc</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Labeling zines?</span> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">-Zine collection sticker (designed by zine libs!) placed on each item</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">-barcode on the exterior folder</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">-putting tattle tape on the board/comic book stiffener</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">-important to mark as a library item</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">-labeling so that folks who may not be super familiar with collection can also reshelve them proper</span></li> </ul> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Volunteering with ALA zine pavilion: email zinepavilion@gmail.com</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Antagonistic patrons re: zines?</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">People trying to censor collections</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Form for folks who have issues that goes to admin</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Intentional collecting on “controversial” topics; waiting for possible blowback but also knowing you have admin support is big</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Zine scavenger hunt! Find a zine with X in the collection (good programming idea haha)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Having a review process for hate speech in donation and collections</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Getting author contact to get bg on what zinester was thinking</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Other zine librarians: reinventing the wheel, stepping on toes</span></li> </ul> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Including one’s own zine in the collection? No major issues</span> &nbsp;

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