Zine Collection Cataloging Party at Fine Arts Library
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
At the Fine Arts Library , 4.104
The FAL is having a cataloging party to manage its ever-expanding collection of DIY pamphlets, popularly known as “zines.”
Zines can take a variety of forms, but are generally self-published and noncommercial, homemade or online publications often devoted to specialized or unconventional subject matter. Traditionally, zines have been published in small runs — less than 1000 copies — and most are produced on photocopiers or by other, more economical means.
The collection currently maintains over 200 items of state, regional and national origin, and recent donations will potentially double the size of the resource. The content of the materials covers a range of subjects including art, photography, music, skateboarding and Texas culture.
Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about zines and interact with latest arrivals before they are available to library users, and will learn about how librarians describe materials to make them discoverable by patrons.
Guests are encouraged — but not required — to bring a laptop or mobile device in order to validate catalog contributions, but other options will be available for participation in the program.
This event is free and open to the public, and pizza and refreshments will be provided to attendees while it lasts.
$3 special event prepaid parking is available by clicking on the following link and selecting "E. William Doty Fine Arts Building":