Montag, 26. März 2012

Archives and fannish history

"A printed zine from the 1970s may last longer than a story published online in the last six months. In fact, continual changes in publication preference and fannish infrastructure have impacted the accessibility and permanence of fan fiction: zines may have a much lower initial circulation, but hard copies have a permanence that newsgroup posts, mailing-list e-mails, or blog posts may lack".

Zitat aus: Versaphile: "Silence in the library: Archives and the preservation of fannish history". In: Transformative Works & Cultures 6 (2011), S. 2

Freitag, 23. März 2012

Zines in Bibliotheken - warum?

Auf die Frage "Why do you have zines in the library?" antwortet die Timberland Regional Library:

"Zines are the purest form of counterculture expression that exists in printed form, and insightful indicators of current times. They represent the under-represented and give voice to marginalized members of society. Zines are interesting and cheap, and as a public library, it is our job to provide access to all types of information".