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Graphic novels and comics in libraries and archives : essays on readers, research, history and cataloging

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction Z692.G7 G7 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  Z692.G7 G7 2010
 
 
Summary
To say that graphic novels, comics, and other forms of sequential art have become a major part of popular culture and academia would be a vast understatement. Now an established component of library and archive collections across the globe, graphic novels are proving to be one of the last kinds of print publications actually gaining in popularity. Full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, this book provides a wide-reaching look at how graphic novels and comics can be used to their full advantage in educational settings. Topics include the historically tenuous relationship between comics and librarians; the aesthetic value of sequential art; the use of graphic novels in library outreach services; collection evaluations for both American and Canadian libraries; cataloging tips and tricks; and the swiftly growing realm of webcomics.
Contents
A librarian's guide to the history of graphic novels / Alicia Holston
Manga in Japanese libraries: a historical overview / David Hopkins
How librarians learned to love the graphic novel / Amy Kiste Nyberg
The development of a school library graphic novel collection / Heidi K. Hammond
Balancing popular high-circulation works with works of merit in elementary school library collections / Diana P. Maliszewski
Creative shelving: placement in library collections / Amy Hartman
Graphic novels at Los Angeles public / Rachel Kitzmann
Teen-led revamp / Erica Segraves
Selection and popular culture in large academic libraries: taking the temperature of your research community / Charlotte Cubbage
Maus goes to college: graphic novels on reserve at an academic library / Anne-Marie Davis
The library after dark: the promotion of collections and services / Gwen Evans
So many options, so little money: building a selective collection for the academic library / Liorah Anne Golomb
The spinner rack in the big red and ivory tower: establishing a comics and graphic novels collection at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln / Richard Graham
Comic art collection at the Michigan State University libraries / Randall W. Scott
Interview with Randall W. Scott / Nicholas Yanes and Robert G. Weiner
The perils of Doctor Strange: preserving Pennsylvania-centered comics at the State Library of Pennsylvania / William T. Fee
Graphic novels and the untapped audience / Ruth Boyer
Comic relief in libraries: motivating male adolescent readers / Karen Gavigan
"Forty-one-year-old female academics aren't supposed to like comics!" the value of comic books to adult readers / Sarah Ziolkowska and Vivian Howard
Graphics let teens own the library / Christian Zabriskie
The only thing graphic is your mind: reconstructing the reference librarian's view of the genre / Amanda Stegall-Armour
What's in a name: nomenclature and libraries / Francisca Goldsmith
The ontology of art and what libraries should buy / Ruth Tallman and Jason Southworth
Meta-comics and libraries: should libraries buy them? / Adam J. Noble
Webcomics and libraries / Amy Thorne
Cataloging and problems with Dewey: creativity, collaboration and compromise / Laurel Tarulli
An example of an in-house cataloging system / Robert G. Weiner
Drawing comics into Canadian libraries / Rachel Collins
Graphic novel holdings in academic libraries / Eric Werthmann.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Does the world really need another manifesto on graphic novels? Absolutely especially this engaging collection of essays from an array of established experts and aficionados featuring quotations, charts, graphs, statistics, insights, and thoughtful reflection. Twenty-nine very brief selections most under 10 pages address multiple aspects of this multifaceted genre, spanning basic background information, audiences, recommended titles, promotion of selections and programming, cataloging, and so on through philosophical musings on the ontology of comic-book art. Meticulously researched and referenced, this manual could easily become the standard introductory textbook for library science and university graphic-literature classes, and it will also be of interest to practicing professionals looking for collection-development and management tips.--McBroom, Kathleen Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects State Library of Pennsylvania.
Libraries -- Special collections -- Graphic novels.
Graphic novels -- History and criticism.
Libraries -- Special collections -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
School libraries -- graphic novels.
Cataloging -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Classification -- Books -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Publisher Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland & Co.,2010
Contributors Weiner, Robert G., 1966-
Language English
Description xi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780786443024 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0786443022 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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