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Zines and the Library
Library Resources & Technical Services (2004)
  • Richard A Stoddart, Boise State University
  • Teresa Kiser, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Zines, loosely defined as self-published magazines, provide a cultural insight to the time in which they are published, making them a genre that libraries may want to consider collecting. Due to their ephemeral nature, however, they create collecting, cataloging, and preserving challenges to libraries. Few libraries across the country have met these challenges and maintain zine collections. Although no two libraries met the challenges in the same way, their unique approaches to zine collections may inspire other librarians to investigate the appropriateness and feasibility of zine collections
  • zines,
  • collection development,
  • libraries,
  • alternative publications
Publication Date
July, 2004
Publisher Statement
The American Library Association grants authors whose works are published in the Library Resources & Technical Services journal ("LRTS Journal") permission to submit a PDF of the author's published paper (the "Work") to an institutional or disciplinary repository, so long as the Work is not modified or altered and the author cites the LRTS Journal, including volume, issue, and date, as place of original publication.
Citation Information
Richard A Stoddart and Teresa Kiser. "Zines and the Library" Library Resources & Technical Services Vol. 48 Iss. 3 (2004)
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