Zine Cataloging

During a course titled Knowledge Organization I became interested in the cataloging issues involved with non-traditional materials. For the final project I delved into the world of zines. I researched how zine librarians address bibliographic control, subject analysis, classification, and physical access.

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Shelton, G. (2012). Adventures in zine cataloging. Library School Zine, [Zine].

My research culminated in a paper, a class presentation, and a handmade zine about zine cataloging. This project strengthened my understanding of the relationship between organization and access. By examining the challenges faced with cataloging zines, I learned the importance of standardization to ensure users can find and access materials.

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About Gina Shelton

I am a Reference Clerk at the Pratt Institute Libraries' Brooklyn campus and am currently working on my MSLIS.

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