This is another report back from the Zine Librarians (Un)conference: my notes on the collection development/intellectual freedom session.
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The idea here was to sort out how we use all of the different online resources we've created and will create, including, but not limited to
The idea behind this session was to explore several different online tools for possible use as a shared catalog, where zine libraries of all types should upload records and holdings data, sort of, as we ended up calling it in the workshop, a "non-evil OCLC for zines." Whoever the official note taker was for the session will post to the (un)conference wiki.
The first session I attended at the Zine Librarians (un)Conference was about how zine libraries serve the zine making community, as opposed to how we serve historians and the general reading public. We specifically asked non-librarian zine makers to attend this conference in order to get their feedback on how we're doing and what we could do better.
Did anyone else notice that three of the top ten libraries in the 500,000+ population category and one in the 100,000 in Hennen's American Public Library Ratings 2008 rankings have something in common? That something is zines!
A while ago Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz of the Cleveland Public Library wrote on the Zine Librarians Yahoo Group, "Blogs are immediate, zines are deliberate." And here I am blogging an event that happened three weeks ago now. I think I'm missing the point! Therefore, I'm going to wrap up my GLBT ALMS recap now or never! (And theoretically my next zine will be deliberate, rather than hastily thrown together, poorly proofread, and with weak, nonsensical graphics.)
Here is another buncha things I wanted to write long posts about but never will get around to: