• What we do, is (still) secret? Collection, care and accessibility of zines in UK collections

    Author(s):
    Siobhan Britton (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Subject(s):
    Zines, Libraries
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    zine libraries, Art librarianship
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6B28Z
    Abstract:
    In 2013, as the dissertation component of an MA Library and Information Studies course at University College London, I carried out a selective study of UK zine libraries and collections. Case studies of both ‘institutional’ collections that were part of established libraries like London College of Communication Library (University of the Arts London) and the British Library, and ‘independent’ collections such as Salford Zine Library, 56a Infoshop and the Edinburgh Fanzine archive were carried out to draw attention to issues around collection, care and accessibility of zine collections. As much of the literature around zine collections in libraries at that time was focused on the USA, it was important to draw attention to what was happening in the UK. This article summarizes the findings of my dissertation, and the developments in zine libraries and librarianship since I wrote it, as zine collections have become more popular and a growing field in the UK.
    Notes:
    Accepted version of an article for The Art Libraries Journal.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 years ago
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