Know & Go: How to Catalog Zines

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Zines, or noncommercial magazines, are increasingly collected by libraries as primary source documents relating to particular communities. Because of variuus factors such as frequent title changes, inconsistent publishing schedules, and pseudonomous creators, zines can be particularly challenging to properly catalog. This session will cover many common challenges relating to cataloging zines and offer solutions to these problems.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Define zines and understand their place in library collections.
  • Identify challenges related to cataloging zines.
  • Identify MARC fields important for the cataloging of zines.
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This course consists of a 1-hour session.
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