I hope they can figure out a way to protect this resource from the rockin' goons who have cut up, marked up, or stolen almost every pop-music-related book in their catalog. Most of what's not gone or destroyed is now uncheckoutable reference only. Why are rock'n'roll fans such asswipes?
Are the zines cataloged anywhere?
I am the Seattle Public Library teen librarian helping to pull this program together. Unfortunately, they are not cataloged because cataloging is an expensive, time consuming practice particularly with items that do not already have records. If we had insisted on having the zines cataloged then we would never have been allowed to proceed with getting the collection.
I hear you about cool materials being destroyed; it is a constant frustration for us as well. Hopefully, patrons will be so awed by the coolness of hand made zines that they will respect them. We can only hope.
I really do encourage anyone and everyone to come down to the festivities or come browse the new collection at The Central Library. E-mail me if you have any thoughts, or questions Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
I understand these things aren't going to be in OCLC, and good luck trying to date them accurately; but at least a name index would be nice. Are they from all over the world, and all eras, or are they all newish Seattle ones?
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