Have I mentioned here that the only zines I collect for myself (not for Barnard) are zines by library workers? From the title and cover of Hot Rot’s first zine you know you’re in for some library geekery. btw “realia,” at least in the library lexicon is a term for objects that are outside of the usual cataloging realm. She applies a Dewey call number of 020.92 HOT, which is...hot! There’s also an old school catalog card on the last page, for your CIP needs.
This first issue looks at Batgirl, Melvil Dewey (and his spelling reform fetish), her road to public librarianship, and bookish & sexy librarian pin-ups. Like lots of the rest of us librarian zinesters, HRL includes a reading list, with points from me for mostly female authors recommended. I look forward to the next issue.
CATS: hmm...no cats. Maybe Australian librarians are so upside down that they aren’t as cat-crazy as we are in the US?
“Speling Skolars agree that we hav the most unsyentifik, unskolarli, illojikal & wasteful speling ani languaj ever ataind.” Melvil Dui, 1876